Taking main event status at the UFC Apex facility is a high-stakes, potential bantamweight title-eliminator between the surging #4 ranked contender, Rob Font, and former undisputed featherweight champion, the #5 rated, Jose Aldo.
In the midst of an impressive four-fight winning run, New England Cartel standout, Font most recently headlined UFC Vegas 25 back in May — handing former bantamweight kingpin, Cody Garbrandt a one-sided unanimous decision loss.
Prior to that win, Font bested the trio of Marlon Moraes, Ricky Simon, and current Bellator bantamweight best, Sergio Pettis.
For Aldo, the veteran Manaus striker is in the midst of a two-fight winning run — most recently co-headlining UFC 265 in August, defeating fellow Brazilian, Pedro Munhoz with a unanimous decision win.
The victory for the former featherweight kingpin followed a UFC Vegas 17 win against Marlon Vera in December of last year.
UFC Vegas 44 Results: Font vs. Aldo
Main Card: (ESPN/ESPN+ 10 p.m. ET)
Bantamweight: Jose Aldo def. Rob Font via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 49-46)
Lightweight: Rafael Fiziev def. Brad Riddell via third round (2:21) TKO (wheel kick)
Light Heavyweight: Jamahal Hill def. Jimmy Crute via first round (0:48) KO (punch)
Lightweight: Clay Guida def. Leonardo Santos via second round (1:21) submission (rear-naked choke)
Middleweight: Chris Curtis def. Brendan Allen via second round (1:58) TKO (strikes and knee)
Welterweight: Alex Morono def. Mickey Gall via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Preliminary Card: (ESPN/ESPN+ 7 p.m. ET)
Middleweight: Dusko Todorovic def. Maki Pitolo via first round (4:34) TKO (ground strikes)
Flyweight: Manel Kape def. Zhalgas Zhumagulov via first round (4:02) TKO (strikes)
Welterweight: Bryan Barberena def. Darian Weeks via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Strawweight: Cheyanne Vlismas def. Mallory Martin via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Light Heavyweight: William Knight def. Alonzo Menifield via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Lightweight: Claudio Puelles def. Chris Gruetzemacher via third round (3:26) submission (kneebar)
Bantamweight: Vince Morales def. Louis Smolka via first round (2:02) KO (strikes)