UFC VEGAS 44: FONT VS ALDO | 6th Round Post-Fight Show
- Publication Date |
- Dec 05, 2021
- Episode Duration |
Bloody Elbow fight experts, Zane Simon & Eddie Mercado, are here to breakdown the UFC Vegas 44 Fight Night event, which was broadcast from the APEX Center in Las Vegas, NV. The guys will have hot takes, possible next fights, as well as reactions to the overall event.
The Main Event:
The UFC showcased a Bantamweight brawl in the main event of UFC Vegas 44. We had the No. 4 ranked, former CES MMA FW Champion, impressive contender, Rob Font, with a 19-4 record, specializing in BJJ and Muay Thai, entering the octagon to combat the No. 5 ranked legend; the fourth and final WEC FW Champion, also the former UFC FW Champion, José Aldo, with a storied 31-6 career record. At one time the Brazilian MMA icon remained undefeated for a decade, even having been called “The greatest featherweight in MMA history”.
The Co-Main Event:
Meanwhile, the co-main event featured Lightweight contenders Rafael ‘Ataman’ Fiziev and Brad ‘Quake’ Riddell, in an evenly matched face off. No. 14 ranked, Kazakhstani-Kyrgystani LW tiger Muay Thai specialist, Fiziev, agreed to a bout no one thought would ever occur... a battle against his former training partner and good buddy, Brad Riddell. The New Zealander was ranked #12 in the division.
For much more detail on the main card and plenty of tidbits about the prelims, be sure to hit play on the show and hear what our fight experts have to say about the event last night.
Overall, this now 13-bout card saw four exhilarating first round finishes, six KO/TKO’s, two sweet submissions, and five hard-fought decisions. Rounding things out, bonuses for putting forth POTN efforts went to Clay Guida, Chris Curtis, Jamahal Hill & Rafael Fiziev; FOTN honors went to Cheyanne Vlismas vs. Mallory Martin. What a wild Saturday night of fights we have to share with you, join us to discuss all the action!
Here’s a look at the UFC VEGAS 44: ‘ROB FONT VS JOSE ALDO’ updated fight records & results —
ESPN+ MAIN CARD | SAT. DEC 4
At 0:26 - 13. 135lbs: José Aldo (31-7) DEF. Rob Font (19-5) – DEC, Unanimous (50-45x2, 49-46)
At 10:19 - 12. 155lbs: Rafael Fiziev (10-1) vs. Brad Riddell (10-1) – KO/TKO, Wheel Kick at 2:20 of Rd 3, Total 12:20
At 19:29 - 11. 205lbs: Jamahal Hill (9-1) DEF. Jimmy Crute (12-3) – KO/TKO, Right Hook at 0:48 of Rd 1
At 26:11 - 10. 155lbs: Clay Guida (37-21) vs. Leonardo Santos (18-5) – SUB, Rear Naked Choke at 1:21 of Rd 2, Total 6:21
At 31:24 - 9. 185lbs: Chris Curtis (28-8) – DEF. Brendan Allen (17-5) – KO/TKO, Punches & Knees at 1:58 of Rd 2, Total 6:58
At 34:55 - 8. 170lbs: Alex Morono (21-7) DEF. Mickey Gall (7-4) – DEC, Unanimous (30-27x3)
At 37:52 - 7. 185lbs: Duško Todorović (11-2) DEF. Maki Pitolo (13-9) – KO/TKO, G&P at 4:34 of Rd 1
At 39:24 - 6. 125lbs: Manel Kape (17-6) DEF. Zhaigas Zhumagulov (14-6) – KO/TKO, Punches at 4:02 of Rd 1
At 42:15 - 5. 170lbs: Bryan Barbarena (15-8) DEF. Darian Weeks (5-0) — DEC, Unanimous (29-28)
At 45:24 - 4. 115lbs: Cheyanne Vlismas (7-2) DEF. Mallory Martin (7-5) – DEC, Unanimous (30-27, 29-28x2)
At 48:33 - 3. 205lbs: William Knight (11-2) DEF. Alonzo Menifield (11-3) – DEC, Unanimous (29-28x3)
At 51:07 - 2. 155lbs: Claudio Puelles (11-2) DEF. Chris Gruetzemacher (15-5) – SUB, Kneebar at 3:25 of Rd 3, Total 13:25
At 54:28 - 1. 135lbs: Vince Morales (11-5) DEF. Louis Smolka (17-8) – KO/TKO, Overhand Right at 2:02 of Rd 1
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