Stats & Records
Wins by Knockout
First Round Finishes
- Sig. Strikes Landed
- Sig. Strikes Attempted
- Takedowns Landed
- Takedowns Attempted
- Sig. Str. Defense is the percentage of significant strikes attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Takedown defense is the percentage of takedowns attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Knockdown Avg. is the average number of knockdowns per 15 Minutes window.
Sig. Str. By Position
Sig. Str. by target
Win by Method
- Pro since 2014
- Three first round finishes
- 12 wins by knockout
- 12-3, 1 NC in his last 16 fights
- Has won seven of his last nine
UFC Fight Night (4/22/23) Blaydes was stopped by Sergei Pavlovich via strikes at 3:08 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (7/23/22) Blaydes defeated Tom Aspinall via TKO (injury) at :15 of the first round
UFC on ESPN (3/26/22) Blaydes stopped Chris Daukaus via strikes at :17 of the second round
UFC 266 (9/25/21) Blaydes won a three round unanimous decision over Jairzinho Rozenstruik
UFC Fight Night (2/20/21) Blaydes was knocked out by Derrick Lewis at 1:26 of the second round
UFC on ESPN (6/20/20) Blaydes won a five round unanimous decision over Alexander Volkov
UFC Fight Night (1/25/20) Blaydes stopped Junior Dos Santos via strikes at 1:06 of the second round
UFC 242 (9/7/19) Blaydes stopped Shamil Abdurakhimov via strikes at 2:22 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (3/23/19) Blaydes won a three round unanimous decision over Justin Willis
UFC Fight Night (11/24/18) Blaydes was stopped by Francis Ngannou at :45 of the first round
UFC 225 (6/9/18) Blaydes stopped Alistair Overeem via strikes at 2:56 of the third round
UFC 221 (2/11/18) Blaydes won a three round unanimous decision over Mark Hunt
UFC 217 (11/4/17) Blaydes defeated Aleksei Oleinik via TKO (Doctor stoppage) at 1:56 of the second round
UFC 213 (7/8/17) Blaydes won a three round unanimous decision over Daniel Omielanczuk
UFC Fight Night (2/4/17) Blaydes’ TKO win over Adam Milstead was overturned to a No Contest when Blaydes failed a post-fight drug test.
UFC Fight Night (10/1/16) Blaydes stopped Cody East via strikes at 2:02 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (4/10/16) Blaydes was stopped by Francis Ngannou via doctor stoppage at 5:00 of round two
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