Curtis Blaydes



Facing Pavlovich next
February 22, 2023
Blaydes will take on Sergei Pavlovich at the UFC event on April 22, Brett Okamoto of reports.
Blaydes was last in the Octagon in July when he was able to defeat Tom Aspinall. That was his seventh win in his last eight bouts. It should be a great matchup against Pavlovich who is coming in off five straight KO wins.
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Opponent injury leads to win
July 23, 2022
Blaydes defeated Tom Aspinall via TKO (injury stoppage) at 0:15 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in London.
Blaydes flew across the Atlantic in hopes of picking up a statement win over a talented opponent only to have a freak knee injury end Aspinall's evening after 15 seconds. Curtis handled the circumstances with expected class, saying that wasn't how he wanted it to go down and wishing Aspinall the best. It had the look of a serious, serious injury, so the likelihood of the UFC re-booking these two seems remote. The company will have to find another fight for Blaydes, who has now technically won three straight and seven of eight dating back to March 2019.
Matched against Tom Aspinall
April 30, 2022
Blaydes (foot) will take on Tom Aspinall in London on July 23, reports.
The pair are expected to headline the card. Blaydes was handed a indefinite medical suspension after injuring his foot in his TKO victory over Chris Daukaus in late March, but he's evidently now considered good to go. He'll be looking for his third straight victory and his seventh win in his last eight trips to the Octagon, while Aspinall will be looking to improve his UFC record to 6-0.
Right foot needs clearance
March 30, 2022
Blaydes has received a medical suspension, MMAJunkie reports.
Blaydes will be suspended indefinitely until his right foot is cleared by a doctor. Blaydes was able to defeat Chris Daukaus by TKO last Saturday in Columbus. He should be in line for a big fight next time in the Octagon based on his performance.
Closes main event with knockout
March 26, 2022
Blaydes defeated Chris Daukaus via TKO (punches) at 0:17 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Columbus, Ohio.
Blaydes has never been particularly popular, probably because he relies on his wrestling and thus can be boring to watch at times. That was not the case in this fight. He didn't attempt a single takedown, instead preferring to challenge Daukaus on the feet. Neither man made much headway in the opening frame, but Blaydes nearly took Daukaus' head off with a sweeping right hook early in Round 2. Blaydes has ridiculous power, we just rarely see him employ this type of game plan. The bottom line is that he rolled the dice in this fight and it couldn't have worked out better for him. Curtis has consistency issues to work through, but he's unquestionably one of the best heavyweight's on the UFC roster and should be in line for a title-implicating bout his next time out. In the meantime, he'll take home a $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus for his efforts here.
Set to face Chris Daukaus
February 10, 2022
Blaydes will fight Chris Daukaus on March 26 at UFC Columbus, Marcel Dorff of
Blaydes has been razor sharp of late, earning victories in five of his last six bouts dating back to March of 2019. He'll have the height advantage against his opponent, Daukaus, who is coming off a loss in his last fight in December of 2021 to Derrick Lewis, but has otherwise been successful since making his UFC debut (4-1).