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"Razor"

Curtis Blaydes

#3 Heavyweight Division • 14-3-0 (W-L-D)

Stats & Records

  • 10
    Wins by Knockout
  • 4
    Wins by Decision
Striking accuracy 51% 51%

Striking accuracy

Sig. Strikes Landed
381
Sig. Strikes Attempted
743
Grappling accuracy 56% 56%

Grappling accuracy

Takedowns Landed
33
Takedowns Attempted
81
3.74
Sig. Str. Landed
Per Min
1.86
Sig. Str. Absorbed
Per Min
6.63
Takedown avg
Per 15 Min
0.00
Submission avg
Per 15 Min
57
%
Sig. Str. Defense
25
%
Takedown Defense
0.15
Knockdown Ratio
09:15
Average fight time

Sig. Str. By Position

Standing
139 (36%)
Clinch
64 (17%)
Ground
178 (47%)

Sig. Str. by target

72% 273 Head 13% 50 Body 15% 58 Leg

Win By Way

KO/TKO
10 (71%)
DEC
4 (29%)
SUB
0 (0%)

Event Results

  • Win

    Blaydes vs Lewis

    Round
    2
    Time
    01:20
    Method
    KO/TKO
  • Blaydes vs Volkov

  • Win

    Blaydes vs Dos Santos

    Round
    2
    Time
    1:06
    Method
    KO/TKO

Biography

Status
Active
Hometown
Naperville, United States
Trains at
Dutch Style MMA/ UFC Gym Lombard IL
Fighting style
MMA
Age
30
Height
76.00
Weight
265.00
Octagon Debut
Apr. 10, 2016
Reach
80.00
Leg reach
46.00
Q & A

When and why did you start training for fighting? A friend introduced me to it. At first, it was just something to do over the summer. I quickly realized that this is what I wanted to do.

What ranks and titles have you held? 2012 NJCAA Heavyweight National Champion

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It's recognition for what I've done, but this is just the beginning; I want the belt.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I didn't earn my degree, but I went to NIU and Harper College.

What was your job before you started fighting? Nightclub security.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? IKF National Champion

Favorite grappling technique: Single leg

Favorite Striking technique: Elbows

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Curtis Blaydes prepares to enter the Octagon prior to his heavyweight bout against Shamil Abdurakhimov of Russia during UFC 242 at The Arena on September 7, 2019 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC)
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Curtis Blaydes punches Alexander Volkov of Russia in their heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on June 20, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)