Curtis Lionell Blaydes is an American professional mixed martial artist, currently competing in the Heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A professional since 2014, he formerly competed for the Resurrection Fighting Alliance. As of May 10, 2021, he is #4 in the UFC heavyweight rankings.
Curtis Blaydes Sherdog
31-year-old Blaydes (16-3, 11-3 UFC) — the all-time heavyweight leader in the UFC’s outright takedown — opted to stand up and exchange, and the approach paid dividends. He ate some of Doukaus’ right hand from Doukaus at the start of the bout, but remained on course and allowed his talent to take the reins. Blaydes dodged the former Cage Fury Fighting Championship contender with a two-punch salvo in the first round and opened a cut near his left eye, setting the table for what was to come. At the start of the second, he countered Doukas with a crushing right hook that knocked him to his knees and forced him to retreat onto his back in a dazed and confused position. Blaydes pounced with follow-up punches and prompted referee Herb Dean to call for stoppage.
Curtis Blaydes Knockout
Curtis Blades claimed that his knockout by Chris Doukas was not as satisfactory as his stoppage at Junior dos Santos. They feel that Doukas does not have the same resume as Brazil.
A skilled collegiate wrestler, ‘Razor’ produced a highlight-reel finish on Doukas in the main event of UFC Columbus. The end came just 17 seconds into the second round when Blades dropped Doukas with a powerful right hand and ended it by striking the ground.
Curtis Blaydes No Beard
“He’s a heavyweight, and every heavyweight, we all have potential — it only takes one punch and that’s enough for me,” Blades said. “Enough for me to keep my radar going because it’s heavyweight. Never know you.”
If the Blades emerge victorious, it will surely bring another great battle for them. If this isn’t a potential interim title fight, it will certainly be the type of fight that would potentially be considered a No. 1 contender matchup. But Blades insists he’s not in the least bit concerned about it. Whereas in the past, he may have been a bit more vocal about what he deserves to win, “Razor” said that maturity and experience in the game has taught him a different perspective.