UFC Vegas 44’s main event was uneventful on the scale, and both Rob Font (134 pounds) and Brazil’s José Aldo (136) are within the bantamweight limit for the anticipated bout Saturday at UFC Apex ( 10 p.m. ET, ESPN Deportes, ESPN +).
Font, number 4 at bantamweight on ESPN’s rankings, was one of the first to step onto the scale in search of a victory that would catapult him into the championship fight. He enters the fray with a four-game winning streak, including a win over former monarch Cody Garbrandt in May.
Aldo, a former UFC featherweight champion, seems increasingly adapted to his new division, although he took an extra hour to weigh himself with his partner from the Nova Uniao gym in Rio de Janeiro, fellow Brazilian Leonardo Santos, who scored 156 pounds. for his fight against veteran Clay Guida (155).
The co-feature event between two top 15 lightweights, Brad Riddell and Rafael Fiziev, is also official after they both dropped 155.5 pounds.
On the other hand, the Peruvian Claudio Puelles also gave the weight in the same category with 155 pounds, while his rival Chris Gruetzemacher marked 170 pounds.
Colombian-born welterweight fighter Bryan Barberena (170.5) will also be back in the octagon to face Darian Weeks (170), while Angolan Manel Kape was the last to step onto the scale at 125.5 pounds with just 10 left. minutes in the official window; his flyweight rival Zhalgas Zhumagulov had weighed in the same denomination more than an hour in advance.
At the end of the weigh-in, the promotion announced that the match between Jared Vanderaa and Azamat Murzakanov was suspended by Covid protocol; the function is left with 14 fights.