UFC Fight Night Font vs Aldo Predictions, Odds, Picks

Written by: Ryan Bristlon
Updated October 14, 2022
5 min read
  • Top featherweight contenders Jose Aldo and Rob Font main event UFC Fight Night
  • Brad Riddell takes on Rafael Fiziev in the co-main event
  • Matt Brown has been pulled from his fight due to testing positive for COVID-19

See also our predictions, picks, and odds for the UFC Vegas 44 prelim card.

UFC on ESPN: Font vs Aldo

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Fighter Odds
Rob Font -158
Jose Aldo +134
Fighter Odds
Brad Riddell -104
Rafael Fiziev -112
Fighter Odds
Jimmy Crute -184
Jamahal Hill +154
Fighter Odds
Brendan Allen -330
Chris Curtis +265

UFC on ESPN: Font vs Aldo – Picks & Predictions

Rob Font vs Jose Aldo – Bantamweight Division

Jose Aldo (+134)

Brad Riddell vs Rafael Fiziev – Lightweight Division

Rafael Fiziev (-112)

Jimmy Crute vs Jamahal Hill – Light Heavyweight Division

Jimmy Crute (-184)

Brendan Allen vs Chris Curtis – Middleweight Division

Brendan Allen (-330)

Font Vs Aldo Predictions

Rob Font vs Jose Aldo – Bantamweight Division

Rob Font TALE OF THE TAPE Jose Aldo
34 Age 35
5 ft. 8 in. Height 5 ft. 7 in.
71.5 in. Reach 70 in.
19-4 Record 30-7

Having only fought once per year in 2019 and 2020, Rob Font is now set to participate in his second fight of 2021 and it will once again come against a former UFC champion.

Currently riding a four-fight winning streak, Font most recently fought this past May against former bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt. Font dismantled the former champ on his way to a five-round unanimous decision victory.

Prior to that, Font amassed wins over the lies of Marlon Moraes and Ricky Simon. He is now ranked fourth in the bantamweight division.

Jose Aldo is a former UFC featherweight champion who made his bantamweight debut in 2019. He has gone 2-2 in the 135-pound weight class and is currently on a two-fight winning streak, having defeated Marlon Vera and, most recently, Pedro Munhoz.

Both men are skilled fighters with accolades in both striking and grappling. Font holds a brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and a white monkol in muay thai. Aldo holds black belts in both Brazilian jiu-jitsu as well as luta livre. He is ranked just behind Font as the fifth-best bantamweight.

Font is one-year younger and one-inch taller than his opponent and he will have a 1.5-inch reach advantage. He is a -158 favorite.

Brad Riddell vs Rafael Fiziev – Lightweight Division

Brad Riddell TALE OF THE TAPE Rafael Fiziev
30 Age 28
5 ft. 8 in. Height 5 ft. 8 in.
71 in. Reach 71 in.
10-1 Record 10-1

On paper, this could not be a closer fight. Lightweights Brad Riddell and Rafael Fiziev stand at equal height, have equal reach, and even have the same professional record.

Riddell was riding a three-fight winning streak when he signed with the UFC in 2019. He has since fought four times for the promotion, winning them all via decision. His most recent win came over Drew Dober at UFC 263 this past June.

Fiziev is also riding a four-fight UFC winning streak, having most recently defeated Bobby Green by decision at UFC 265. He has also received performance bonuses in his last three fights.

The New Zealander Riddell holds a purple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and trains his muay thai with the well-known Tiger Muay Thai school. He is the number-12 ranked lightweight in the division.

Fiziev is a former Tiger Muay Thai student but currently trains with Sanford MMA. He holds a blue belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He is ranked at number-14 in the lightweight division.

The oddsmakers have this two neck-and-neck as Fiziev is a -112 compared to Riddells -104.

Jimmy Crute vs Jamahal Hill – Light Heavyweight Division

Jimmy Crute TALE OF THE TAPE Jamahal Hill
25 Age 30
6 ft. 2 in. Height 6 ft. 4 in.
74 in. Reach 79 in.
12-2 Record 8-1, 1 no-contest

Both Jimmy Crute and Jamahal Hill are coming off of TKO losses but for very different reasons.

Hill last fought Paul Craig at UFC 263 last June and was beaten with punches and elbows that led to the fight being stopped in under two minutes. Crute, on the other hand, last fought at UFC 261, and had his fight stopped after the first round via doctor’s stoppage after suffering from a dropped foot.

Both men are looking to get back into the win column of the light heavyweight division, where they are ranked as number-13 and 14 respectively.

Crute boasts a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and a green belt in judo. Hill holds a blue belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu but will have an advantage on the feet – where he will stand two inches taller than Crute and have a five-inch reach advantage.

Crute currently stands as a -184 favorite.

Brendan Allen vs Chris Curtis – Middleweight Division

Brendan Allen TALE OF THE TAPE Chris Curtis
25 Age 34
6 ft. 2 in. Height 5 ft. 10 in.
75 in. Reach 75 in.
17-4 Record 27-8

After a 2019 appearance (and win) on the Dana White Contender Series, Brendan Allen has fought six times under the UFC banner and has lost only once. He is currently riding a two-fight winning streak that most recently saw him defeat Punahele Soriano via unanimous decision this past July.

His opponent, Chris Curtis, fought just one-month ago – making his UFC debut as a last-minute replacement opponent for Phil Hawes. Curtis pulled off the upset win with a left-hand knockout of Hawes in the first round. It was his sixth professional win in a row.

Allen will bring more octagon experience to the fight on Saturday and will also hold the edge in grappling, as he holds a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Allen also stands four inches taller than Curtis.

It is Brendan Allen who sits as the biggest betting favorite on the main card as -330.

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