Taking main event status at the UFC Apex facility is a high-stakes, potential bantamweight title-eliminator between the surging #4 ranked contender, Rob Font, and former undisputed featherweight champion, the #5 rated, Jose Aldo.
In the midst of an impressive four-fight winning run, New England Cartel standout, Font most recently headlined UFC Vegas 25 back in May — handing former bantamweight kingpin, Cody Garbrandt a one-sided unanimous decision loss.
Prior to that win, Font bested the trio of Marlon Moraes, Ricky Simon, and current Bellator bantamweight best, Sergio Pettis.
For Aldo, the veteran Manaus striker is in the midst of a two-fight winning run — most recently co-headlining UFC 265 in August, defeating fellow Brazilian, Pedro Munhoz with a unanimous decision win.
The victory for the former featherweight kingpin followed a UFC Vegas 17 win against Marlon Vera in December of last year.
UFC Vegas 44 Results: Font vs. Aldo
Main Card: (ESPN/ESPN+ 10 p.m. ET)
Bantamweight: Rob Font vs. Jose Aldo
Lightweight: Brad Riddell vs. Rafael Fiziev
Light Heavyweight: Jimmy Crute vs. Jamahal Hill
Lightweight: Clay Guida vs. Leonardo Santos
Middleweight: Brendan Allen vs. Chris Curtis
Welterweight: Alex Morono vs. Mickey Gall
Preliminary Card: (ESPN/ESPN+ 7 p.m. ET)
Middleweight: Maki Pitolo vs. Dusko Todorovic
Flyweight: Manel Kape vs. Zhalgas Zhumagulov
Welterweight: Bryan Barberena vs. Darian Weeks
Strawweight: Cheyanne Buys vs. Mallory Martin
Light Heavyweight: Alonzo Menifield vs. William Knight
Lightweight: Claudio Puelles vs. Chris Gruetzemacher
Bantamweight: Louis Smolka vs. Vince Morales