A matchup between former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and Rob Font is currently in the works.
Combate's Marcelo Russio was the first to report the news of an Aldo-Font bout being targeted for a yet-to-be-announced UFC Fight Night event on December 4. Aldo's head coach Andre Pederneiras also teased the matchup when talking to Sherdog's Marcelo Alonso recently, saying the following about Aldo already requesting a fight with Font to the promotion.
“Of course, our main intention was to face [former champion T.J.] Dillashaw,” Pederneiras said. “But we understand that he [earned] the chance to fight for the belt next. He also had surgery on his knee and will not return anytime soon. Aldo is coming from two straight wins and wants to be active; I think he deserves to face someone over him in the rankings. Rob Font said before the fight between Aldo and Munhoz that it was a very interesting combat to him, [as] if Munhoz [won] it would be great revenge to him, [and] if Aldo [won], [it] would be the biggest name he has ever faced. But what happened is that after Aldo won, he didn’t talk anything, but we already asked him for December.”
Aldo is riding a two-fight win streak currently and is coming off of a unanimous decision over Pedro Munhoz at UFC 265 in his last outing. Font on the other hand has won four fights in a row and defeated former UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt via a unanimous decision at UFC Vegas 27 in his most recent Octagon appearance.