Tape rankings @ Bantamweight
Who won Font vs Aldo?
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Font vs Aldo stats
Rob Font stepped into the ring with a record of 18 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.
Jose Aldo made his way to the ring with a record of 30 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, with 17 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Aldo had advantage in power over Font, with a 57% knock out percentage over Font's 44%.
Rob Font was the younger man by 1 year, at 34 years old.
Font had a height advantage of 1 inch over Aldo. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Font was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 15 less fights, and made his debut in 2011, 7 year and 3 months later than Aldo, whose first professional fight was in 2004. He had fought 47 less professional rounds, 55 to Aldo's 102.
Font vs Aldo form
Font had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Cody Garbrandt at UFC Vegas 27 on 22nd May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest in the United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Marlon Moraes at UFC Vegas 17 on 19th December 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Ricky Sim n at UFC on ESPN 7 on 7th December 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Capital One Arena, Washington D.C..
Before that, he had defeated Sergio Pettis at UFC on FOX 31 on 15th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center, Milwaukee, United States.
He had won against Thomas Almeida at UFC 220 on 20th January 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at TD Garden, Boston.
Jose Aldo had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Pedro Munhoz at UFC 265 on 7th August 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Toyota Center, Houston, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Marlon Vera at UFC Vegas 17 on 19th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Petr Yan at UFC 251 on 11th July 2020 by knockout in the 5th round in their UFC Bantamweight championship fight at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Before that, he had lost to Marlon Moraes at UFC 245 on 14th December 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
He had been beaten by Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 237 on 11th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Jose Aldo had been fighting more than Rob Font.
Going to this contest, Rob Font had last fought 8 months and 6 days ago, while Jose Aldo's last outing had been 5 months and 21 days ago.
Font's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
Aldo's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.4 rounds on average.