After a week off for Thanksgiving, the UFC heads into its last three productions of 2021 starting with Saturday’s UFC Fight Night from the Apex Center in Las Vegas. Fourteen fights are scheduled featuring athletes from around the globe.
Many combatants on this card are somewhat unknown to the masses, but several well-matched bouts will excite those watching and draw my wagering attention. Let’s take a peek at a few.
Rob Font (-145) vs. Jose Aldo (+ 125)
Bantamweight (135 pounds), main event
We’ve not only heard of Aldo, but we’re aware that at 35, he’s still a Top 5 fighter in a division lower in weight than the featherweight group he ruled for almost a decade.
Aldo brings dynamic experience, athleticism, cage savvy, cardiovascular capacity and guile into his 12th UFC main event. His attack revolves around black-belt ability in BJJ and Luta Livre.
Aldo has been fluid on his feet and dominant on the mat against elite talent in the bantamweight and featherweight divisions, proven over his 18-year professional career. Aldo’s one concern may be his ability to endure a full 25 minutes at a frenetic pace. In previous battles, he has shown a propensity to ebb late.