A big win was achieved by Jose Aldo in the main fight of last night’s UFC show. The 35-year-old Brazilian was better against Rob Font, so he won by unanimous decision (50-45 x2, 49-46). Although the referees' cards suggest that this is a convincing victory, it was actually a much closer and more difficult match for both fighters.
Rob Font had some really good moments in the first part of the fight and the impression is that he actually dominated most of the opening rounds. However, Aldo would always come up with a sequence where he would hit a few strong and concrete blows to shake up his opponent.
In this way, the Brazilian "stole" the rounds, and in the later phase of the match, Aldo presented his abilities on the ground and routinely brought the match to an end with good control. This is the third victory in a row for Aldo, and considering that Rob Font was the fourth-ranked challenger in the bantamweight category until this match, Jose Aldo is getting closer to the very top and the attack on the belt.
Still, Petr Yan and Aljamain Sterling need to do their rematch first and foremost, and Jose is aware that he needs another win. He sees an adequate opponent in the former champion of this category, T.J. Dillashaw.
'' Of course, I want to fight for the title, but I don't know what will happen with that. Dillashaw is here at the top and so I want to fight him. He would be the best opponent for the next match, '' Aldo said shortly after the match, during a conversation with Daniel Cormier.
As we mentioned earlier, Aldo presented some segments of MMA that did not otherwise adorn his repertoire. The control in the ground floor from the upper position is in a way a novelty in his tactics, and in a similar way, he came to victory against Marlon Vera.
The Brazilian points out that he is working to be a versatile MMA fighter. '' Everyone thinks I'm only fit for three rounds, but I've proven I can do five rounds. I want to be the champion of this category and I am working on it."
"We talked about becoming a complete MMA fighter. You are looking at the new Aldo. '', Added the former champion of the lightweight category. For more than ten years, Jose Aldo has been at the very top of the world in the categories in which he performs.
It is fascinating that the Brazilian, at the age of 35 and after 38 professional matches, continues to progress and works hard to improve his skills. Match against T.J. Dillashaw would be the right exam for him.