Curtis Blaydes entered this fight with a professional record of 10-2-0 (80% 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 Daniel Cormier). He fought three times last year beating Mark Hunt (Mark Hunt vs Curtis Blaydes) and Alistair Overeem (Alistair Overeem vs Curtis Blaydes) but then he lost to Francis Ngannou in their rematch (Curtis Blaydes vs Francis Ngannou 2).
His opponent, Justin Willis, has a mma record of 8-1-0 (50% ko/tko victory rate – he has never won via submission) and he entered as the No.13 in the same weight class. He suffered his only loss at his first professional mma fight, against Henry Solis, since then he has won eight consecutive bouts defeating Chase Sherman and Mark Hunt in 2018 (Mark Hunt vs Justin Willis). Blaydes vs Willis is on the undercard of Stephen Thompson vs Anthony Pettis – UFC Fight Night 148 (UFC on ESPN+ 6). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC Fight Night 148: Thompson vs. Pettis
Where: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Division: heavyweight (265 lbs, 120 kg)
Blaydes’ previous fight: Curtis Blaydes vs Francis Ngannou 2
Willis’ previous fight: Mark Hunt vs Justin Willis
Blaydes vs Willis Fight Video:
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