UFC Vegas 44: Rob Font Wants To Knock Out Jose Aldo To Earn Title Shot

Rob Font UFC Vegas 44

As UFC Vegas 44 gets closer, Rob Font has shared what he plans to do to MMA legend Jose Aldo when they share the Octagon. Font said he wants to knockout the former featherweight champion and earn a title shot soon.

Both Font and Aldo will headline the UFC Vegas 44 card on December 4 in the UFC APEX in Las Vegas. In an interview on Just Scrap Radio, the bantamweight contender said he didn’t think twice before accepting the fight against Aldo. He said the matchup was a massive opportunity for him as a win here will see him become a top bantamweight contender. He said, “It’s huge, another main event in Vegas, I love Vegas. It’s another big name, a legend, a former champ, basically a Hall of Famer. This is a big fight, big name, and another main event so I’m blessed to have this opportunity.”

Rob Font getting ready for UFC Vegas 44

Many MMA analysts predict that the fight will be a pure kickboxing affair. This is something Font doesn’t believe. He said his gameplan is to keep it standing but Aldo will try to wrestle after the first few exchanges.

“I plan on keeping it standing and making him shoot. Force him to take bad shots, then get on top of him and make him pay,” Font explained. “I believe it will be a standup war for him… (Getting the jab going) will basically be the whole gameplan, as well. If I can get my jab on him, keep him at the range, and not let him dictate the pace or the leg kicks, and line myself up for the right hand. The jab will be a key point in this fight.”

If Font’s gameplan works, he knows he can light up Aldo for five straight rounds enroute a decision victory. But, he’s hoping to get a highlight knockout to stand head above heels over the other bantamweight contenders. He said, “The plan is to be accurate, wear him down, and not to force anything. I know I can go five rounds, so if I can just pick him apart and win a decision, I’m cool with that as well… I’m trying to finish it and make it exciting anyway.”

The bantamweight division is currently in a weird place at the moment. A fact Font also acknowledges. Even if he wins, there is no clear cut path to the title shot since TJ Dillashaw is likely next for the winner of Aljamain Sterling and Petr Yan. He said, “I’m in a weird spot. Even a big win over him I’m still a win away. Obviously, you will never know how things play out with injures and all that. But, a win over Aldo keeps me out there, but you still got TJ, the whole Sterling-Yan situation. I’m thinking I’ll need one more.”

Who do you think will get the victory at UFC Vegas 44? Rob Font or Jose Aldo?

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