26-Year-Old UFC Heavyweight 6-1-0
April 19, 2017 Curtis Blaydes News
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Blaydes is slated to fight Daniel Omielanczuk on July 8 at UFC 213, Shaun Al-Shatti of mmafighting.com reports.
It has only taken Blaydes a combined three minutes to submit his previous two opponents. Boasting a 7-1 record, Blaydes will face a tough task in arguably one of his most challenging fights to date when he takes on Omielanczuk, a fellow top-15 fighter in the world.
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Fantasy AnalysisThe record book will read that this fight was stopped due to an injury suffered by Milstead, but the truth of the matter is that the injury was the result of the constant beating that Blaydes laid on his opponent. A massive human being who hits like a Mack truck, Blaydes outstruck Milstead by a count of 63-2 in Round 1. He was also credited with 8/10 takedown attempts, which is a stunning total for a fight that lasted less than six minutes. Given the lack of depth in the UFC's heavyweight division, the 25-year-old Blaydes is definitely worth keeping an eye on. He is 2-1 in the UFC, and his one loss came at the hands of Francis Ngannou, who is the scariest human being on the UFC roster.
Fantasy AnalysisBlaydes ate some shots in his second UFC fight against Cody East, but he controlled the fight with his wrestling. In the middle of round two, he found himself on top once again and did enough damage with elbows to force the referee to stop the bout. At only 25 years old, Blaydes could be a name to know in the heavyweight division going forward.
Fantasy AnalysisBlaydes wanted to continue, but the doctor made the right call here. Blaydes' right eye was completely swollen shut and he was at risk of a serious injury if allowed to continue. The debuting Blaydes struggled in the striking exchanges against the talented Ngannou, but he did pick up a pair of takedowns and he looked competent enough in his first UFC bout. A truly massive human being, Blaydes certainly showed well enough to earn another bout with the company. At age-25, he is younger than just about every heavyweight on the UFC roster.
Fantasy AnalysisBlaydes will make his UFC debut after racking up five-straight TKO stoppage victories on the independent scene to begin his career. 25-years of age, Blaydes fights out of a very small camp in Oklahoma and he will almost certainly weigh-in right around the heavyweight limit of 266 pounds. It’s tough to know what to expect from Blaydes in his debut, but he is a big, strong guy who is facing an opponent who has struggled to get off of his back in the past. Blaydes could pick up a victory in his company debut if his wrestling game is on point.