Former UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo could potentially headline an MMA card for the first time in years on December 4th, as he is reportedly being lined up to face Rob Font on that date.
While the bantamweights haven’t officially signed off on the bout, verbal agreements are currently in place, per a report from Mike Heck and Guilherme Cruz of MMA Fighting.
Should the fight be confirmed, it would join a UFC lineup that does not have a set location currently.
Aldo’s last main event bout was in late 2017, when he lost a rematch against then-champion Max Holloway. He has since made seven appearances, including another title fight in 2020 against Petr Yan.
Aldo is being lined up for a main event fight after stringing together two consecutive wins at bantamweight. He most recently put on a three-round clinic against veteran Pedro Munhoz, defeating him via unanimous decision at UFC 265 in August.
Font is currently on an incredibly strong run up the bantamweight division. He has won his last four fights, including victories over Marlon Moraes and Ricky Simon.
Font won his UFC main event debut in May, going five rounds against Cody Garbrandt for a decision victory.
Here’s how UFC’s December 4th card would look if the bantamweight main event gets confirmed.
Bout 5: Rob Font (19-4) vs. Jose Aldo (30-7) (Bantamweight)
Bout 4: Rafael Fiziev (10-1) vs. Brad Riddell (10-1) (Lightweight)
Bout 3: Jimmy Crute (12-2) vs. Jamahal Hill (8-1) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 2: Brad Tavares (19-6) vs. Brendan Allen (17-4) (Middleweight)
Bout 1: Matt Brown (23-18) vs. Bryan Barberena (15-8) (Welterweight)