In-depth UFC analysis on Font vs. Aldo, Crute vs. Hill and Santos vs. Guida – The Athletic


Welcome back from our brief Thanksgiving break; I hope you all had an enjoyable weekend off and are ready to dive headfirst into yet another UFC slate.

Rob Font and Jose Aldo will headline the card on Saturday, which I am certainly looking forward to, and it will just be the start of our hot Main Event titles for the final stretch of the year. As always, I’ll be breaking down three fights from the card, and if you’re looking for more analytical or gambling analysis on every bout, you can always find that on DailyFanMMA.

Rob Font vs. Jose aldo

The former Bantamweight champion, Jose Aldo, has proven he still has a lot left in the tank and is coming off a fairly decisive win against a tough opponent in Pedro Munhoz.

On the other side, Rob Font showcased his skills in May in a five-round beating over another former champion in Cody Garbrandt. I was impressed with Aldo’s result against Munhoz. However, I don’t believe Font is as easy of a style matchup, and he may pose some problems for Aldo that Munhoz could not.

The primary problem for Aldo in this matchup will be the range boxing skills of Font, which is the area in which he excels the most.

Font is lengthy and capable of throwing strikes at a very high rate in his boxing range, leading behind an excellent jab. Font currently lands 5.58 significant strikes per minute and absorbs 3.57 significant strikes per minute, which is a very strong ratio.

Munhoz is a high-volume striker himself but only held a 65-inch reach, which was five inches shorter than the reach of Aldo. Because of this, Munhoz was forced to pressure, which is usually his style, anyways, but it didn’t succeed.


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