Former UFC featherweight continues to prove himself a problem at bantamweight — lodging his third straight unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 49-46) win, this time halting the streak of Massachusetts striker, Rob Font to close out UFC Vegas 44.
Some real limited output from Aldo in the opening round, however, he’s likely stolen the frame from the more active Font with a knockdown with just 10-seconds or so remaining in the frame.
Landing a crisp jab-straight combination, Aldo then followed up with a right uppercut, with the Brazilian unable to land anything else significant to force a stoppage.
Another impressive round for Manaus favorite, Aldo who appears to have a significant power advantage over Font, who visibly retreats whenever the former champion lands that jab-straight combination. Font happy to stay in the fire and take one in order to land his own, however. Andre Pederneiras calling for more kicks from Aldo ahead of the third.
Third round in the books and Font appears to have caused some significant swelling on the right eye of Aldo courtesy of a ground strike, and may have taken the third round. The Brazilian landed a couple notable leg kicks toward the close from the frame — one of which knocked Font from his feet.
An early fourth round knockdown for Aldo who has now himself closed the left eye of Font via his striking acumen. The knockdown is likely enough to see Aldo take the penultimate round, however, Font is still active from his back with some well-placed elbows. Clear urgency in the New England Cartel for Font to chase a fifth round finish.
Jose Aldo continues to make waves at bantamweight with his third straight decision triumph
Despite a cagey and laboured opening minute or two to the final round, Aldo once more stunned and dropped Font with his boxing, riding out the remainder of the frame from the back and then mount — scoring his third consecutive unanimous decision.
Below, catch the highlights from Jose Aldo’s third consecutive unanimous decision success.