Curtis Blaydes started preventing almost eight years in the past. He has a spotless 5-fight report as an newbie earlier than he turned skilled and entered the XFO. After 2 years of competing, he earned a contract with the UFC and fell to Francis Ngannou by way of 2nd spherical physician stoppage at UFC Struggle Evening: Rothwell vs Dos Santos. In his subsequent 10 fights, he has claimed 5 stoppage wins which is an indicator that he’s one who likes to go for a end. It has been the case proper from his newbie days.

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In a tweet by Spinnin Backfist, we get to see the then 21-year-old in his first cage struggle. He took on Robbie Robust at No Mercy 2012 at Melrose Park, Illinois. 

Right here, he stepped into the bout cautiously earlier than fully shocking the larger fighter. Robust was left reeling by a proper hand to his cheek. ‘Razor’ moved in, grabbed his opponent by the waist, and proceeded to suplex him onto the canvas. 

Following this, he turned the fighter onto his stomach and relentlessly dealt him blows to the again of his head. As Robust stored overlaying up and made no try to toss Blaydes off and even cease the punishment in another manner the referee leaped in and waved off the struggle. It lasted a mere 13 seconds and stays his shortest struggle thus far. 

Since his 2nd loss to ‘The Predator’ in China, Blaydes has notched up a hat-trick of wins. He overcame Justin Willis by way of unanimous determination at Struggle Evening: Thompson vs Pettis. Along with that, he registered 2nd spherical TKOs over Shamil Abdurakhimov (UFC 242) and Junior dos Santos (Struggle Evening: Blaydes vs dos Santos)

Curtis Blaydes

Whereas he hasn’t come wherever near beating that 13-second victory, ‘Razor’ has made a reputation for himself and risen to third within the Heavyweight division. When he faces the seventh ranked Alexander Volkov this Saturday, he is aware of a win will maintain him within the dialog for a UFC Heavyweight title struggle and assist him preserve his rating. 

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