The UFC Fight Night this weekend is littered with Aussie and kiwi talent including Brad Riddell, Jimmy Crute and Jake Matthews.
We have analysed the Main Card and our thoughts and betting plays for UFC Fight Night: Font vs Aldo Tips & Preview can be found below.
The Bantamweight division is one of the most interesting in the whole UFC with so many genuine challenges in the top 15.
Rob Font enters the main event off the back of four wins in a row including a first round TKO of Marlon Maraes this time last year.
His only fight in 2021 came back in May when he won a unanimous decision against former champion Cody Garbrandt.
Just when we thought the incredible career of Jose Aldo was coming to close after three successive losses in the UFC, the former UFC Featherweight champion has strung together two wins in a row in his new division.
Unanimous decision wins against Marlon Vera and Pedro Munhoz has put the Brazilian back in the title picture.
Rob Font is a very good boxer and he will be fighting behind his very slick jab and Aldo will look to apply his very well known pressure.
Aldo’s leg kicks may cause concern for Font but ultimately I think the younger fighter will do enough to win a decision over five rounds.
Brad Riddell is one of the most exciting Australian or kiwi fighters to enter the UFC in recent times and he has just one professional loss to his name from 11 fights.
He is undefeated in the UFC from four fights including a unanimous decision with over Drew Dober in June.
Rafael Fiziev is the man that he will do battle with this weekend, he also has just one loss on his professional fight resume.
His UFC career did not start the way he would have liked, but since that loss, he has strung together four wins in a row in the highest promotion in the sport.
This is going to be an absolute beauty between two really strong fighters, Fiziev with his low kicks and Riddell with beautiful combinations and a strong left hook.
Both men are capable of a finish but they are in their prime, have good chins, and are evenly matched.
The judges may be needed for this one.
Aussie Jimmy Crute lost few admirers when he suffered his second professional loss to Anthony Smith back in April.
He suffered foot drop during the first round of that fight from a leg kick from Smith and was unable to continue the fight.
Jamahal Hill was also injured during his last fight back in June, suffering an awkward looking dislocated elbow just before he was finished via punches against Paul Craig.
That was the first loos of his professional career from 10 fights.
Hill is a tall, rangy striker who has many weapons at his disposal and he is taking on one of the best wrestlers in the division.
Jimmy Crute was able to beat Craig via submission which shows just how important his ground game is in this fight.
Hill’s takedown defence is suspect at best and the Aussie can capitalize on this.