The card is packed with Aussie and Kiwi talent with local UFC stars Jimmy Crute, Brad Riddell and Jake Matthews all in action.
ESPN is the place to see all the action from a stacked UFC Fight Night: Font vs Aldo card this Sunday.
The UFC Fight Night: Font vs Aldo Main Card begins live at 2pm AEDT on ESPN2, with the UFC Fight Night: Font vs Also Prelims beginning at 11am AEDT.
Sunday’s main event is a bantamweight showdown between two stars circling a UFC championship opportunity – #4 ranked contender Rob Font and #5 ranked UFC legend Jose Aldo.
Font comes into Sunday’s bout against the former two-time UFC featherweight champion Aldo, undefeated in his last four fights – which includes victories over Sergio Pettis, Ricky Simon, Marlon Moraes and ex-UFC champion Cody Garbrandt.
Brazilian legend Aldo is chasing another shot at UFC gold, having won his last two fights against Marlon Vera and Pedro Munoz.
The championship credentials of both will be on the line on Sunday, as one of the fighters winning runs comes to an end.
There is plenty of local talent on the Main Card, with Australia’s Jimmy Crute and New Zealand’s Brad Riddell featuring in marquee matchups.
Light-Heavyweight Crute takes on #14 ranked Jamahal Hill, as both fighters look to break into the top-ten of the division with victory.
The Aussie is returning to the Octagon for the first time since April this year, after a TKO defeat to Anthony Smith at UFC 261 following a fight-ending ankle injury – just his second career defeat.
New Zealand’s Brad Riddell is on a seven-fight win streak and will want to continue that run as he also eyes the top echelon of the UFC Lightweight division.
Riddell’s opponent on Sunday is #14 ranked lightweight Rafael Fiziev, a fighter who has also amassed a winning run, currently standing at four straight victories.
The UFC Fight Night: Font vs Aldo Prelims also have a deep fight list, with the highlight for local fans being the return of Australia’s Jake Matthews.
Matthews collides with fellow welterweight Jeremiah Wells, as the Victorian fighter looks to rebound from a submission loss back at UFC 259 in March.
UFC Fight Night: Font vs Aldo on ESPN
Sunday December 5
10.30am AEDT, UFC Live: Font vs Aldo, ESPN2
11am AEDT, UFC Fight Night: Font vs Aldo Prelims, ESPN2
2pm AEDT, UFC Fight Night: Font vs Aldo Main Card, ESPN2
5pm AEDT, UFC Fight Night: Font vs Aldo: Post Show, ESPN2
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