UFC Vegas 44: Font vs. Aldo was a very stacked card with many, many exciting finishes – eight to be exact. In the main event, Jose Aldo entered the fight as a +120 dog at your top sportsbooks, and defeated Rob Font via unanimous decision.
This week, there was one fight in particular that really left me speechless, and that was Jamahal Hill vs. Jimmy Crute. Read below for my full recap.
Light Heavyweight: Jimmy Crute vs. Jamahal Hill
Although this bout was only a whopping 48 second long, this is definitely one of my favorite fights on this card. I’ve kept an eye out for Hill since he joined the UFC back in January 2020, and he has consistently impressed me, including his loss to Paul Craig – he fought with a dislocated arm.
For the first few seconds of the round, Hill and Crute exchanged strikes with Hill showing some dominance. Hill threw a right kick, missed, then clipped Crute on the head to make him drop to the ground for a split second, to get back up and enter in the clinch.
Hill landed a good knee. Until finally, 48 second in, both fighters threw a right hand at the same time but Hill was the faster to draw. Jamahal Hill won via KO 00:48 in R1.
Before the knockout finish, Crute was leading in strikes, Hill was simply technical and quick enough to find the right opening. Throughout all of his UFC bouts, he has shown all of his strengths, and this adds to his resume.
Closing Remarks and What’s Next?
Out of all 13 bouts, 8 were finished inside the distance, so this was definitely an exciting card. Throughout this entire card, we had 5 dog winners: Vince Morales (+120), William Knight (+130), Chris Curtis (+270), Clay Guida (+160), and Jose Aldo (+120).
Up next in the UFC, we have UFC 269: Charles Oliveira vs. Dustin Poirier on Saturday, December 11th at the T-Mobile Arena.
I feel like I say this for every card, but THIS is a gorgeous card. During the preliminary card, we will see inside the octagon: Miranda Maverick vs. Erin Blachfield, Augusto Sakai vs. Tai Tuivasa, Josh Emmett vs. Dan Ige, and more.
The main card is even better; we have: Raulian Paiva vs. Sean O’Malley, Kai Kara-France vs. Cody Garbrandt, Geoff Neal vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio, Amanda Nunes vs. Julianna Pena in the co-main, and of course, Charles Oliveira vs. Dustin Poirier.