Curtis Blaydes entered this fight with a professional mma record of 12-2-0 (75% ko/tko victory rate – he has never won via submission) and he is ranked as the No.7 heavyweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Stipe Miocic). He lost the rematch with Francis Ngannou in 2018 (Curtis Blaydes vs Francis Ngannou 2) but then he has won over Justin Willis (Curtis Blaydes vs Justin Willis) and Shamil Abdurakhimov (Curtis Blaydes vs Shamil Abdurakhimov).
His opponent, the black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and former Ufc Hw champion Junior dos Santos, has an official record of 21-6-0 (76% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.4 in the same weight class. ‘Cigano’ fought twice last year defeating Derrick Lewis (Derrick Lewis vs Junior dos Santos) and losing to Francis Ngannou (Francis Ngannou vs Junior dos Santos). Blaydes vs dos Santos is the main event of UFC Fight Night 166 (UFC on ESPN+ 24). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC Fight Night 166: Blaydes vs. dos Santos
Where: PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Division: heavyweight (265 lbs, 120 kg)
Blaydes’ previous fight: Curtis Blaydes vs Shamil Abdurakhimov
Dos Santos’ previous fight: Francis Ngannou vs Junior dos Santos
Blaydes’ next fight: Curtis Blaydes vs Alexander Volkov
Dos Santos’ next fight: Junior dos Santos vs Jairzinho Rozenstruik
Blaydes vs dos Santos Fight Video:
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