Curtis Blaydes Demonstrates Superb Wrestling And Defeats Justin Willis Via Unanimous Decision!!!
Ultimate Fighting Championship makes its return to Nashville, Tennessee tonight (Saturday, March 23rd, 2019) with UFC on ESPN+ 6, which takes place inside Bridgestone Arena.
The co-main event of the evening brings the 265-pound clash between always dangerous Curtis “Razor” Blaydes and rising talent Justin “Big Pretty” Willis.
The referee in charge for this contest is Keith Peterson. The action begins!
No glove touch at the beginning of the match. Low kick. 1-2 Blaydes. Low kick Blaydes. Willis looks slower.
Curtis Blaydes goes for a takedown, Willis is on the fence, looking to defend. For now, Willis is pressed against the fence, and good knee, he is trying to go under Willis’ hips!
Amazing Takedown Blaydes!
Now Curtis Blaydes is on the rival’s back, he could deliver elbows from here, controls Willis’ hands. “Razor” dominates off the back, good uppercut. Willis tries to get back on his feet, but Blaydes presses him against the fence, and delivers few right knees.
What a great suplex by Blaydes, Willis is on the canvas again!
Big right hand Blaydes. Willis gets up again, but amazing suplex from Blaydes. Now Willis crawls towards the fence, but eats right knees to his thigh, this has to hurt!
Willis is trying to get back on his feet again, he breathes heavily. Willis remains on the ground, while Blaydes looking to push Willis on the floor. And again big knees to the thigh, it seems Willis gets back on his feet and survives the domination. Left elbow Willis.
Amazing Takedown Blaydes again!
“Razor” continues delivering big left hands to the opponent’s head, controls the situation. The end of the round, 10-9 Blaydes.
Willis corner seems furious, they are ordering him to stay away from the rival and try to stop a takedown. Blaydes’ corner orders him to throw strike by strike on the ground, not a combo.
Blaydes delivers big right hand, and Willis is rocked!!!
Willis remains on his feet, Justin holds the fence, the referee warns him not to do that.
Fantastic Takedown Blaydes!!!
It seems Willis has changed the expression of his face, this punch was brutal! Willis is on his back, Blaydes ends up on his back, and controls the position again. Willis is on his stomach, Blaydes controls his left hand. Great right hands Curtis Blaydes, Willis can’t even move.
Willis tries to get up again but eats brutal knees to the thigh. Again great trip by Blaydes, who takes his rival again. Good Kimura attempt Willis, but Blaydes remains cautious. Blaydes tries to transit to the mount but secures the opponent’s back instead. Good left hand, and now again those brutal knees to the thigh. Willis can’t do anything here.
Again takedown Blaydes!
Willis is trying to get up, but he is in the problem again, Curtis Blaydes continues raining punches and knees to the thigh. Blaydes is warned and the crowd starts to boo, it seems Curtis doesn’t want to finish this fight.
Big left hooks to the face of the downed opponent, Blaydes dominates the match. 10-9 Blaydes, maybe even 10-8.
Willis must go for a KO. His corner orders him to throw strong strikes and prevent takedowns. Blaydes’ corner asks for the same strategy again.
Justin Willis feints with his left knee. Blayes goes forward, and a great punch exchange on both sides, low kick Blaydes. And again a great low kick from Curtis Blaydes.
Curtis Blaydes is very cautious, Willis misses with punches. These are some weird punches. Willis goes forward, he must risk.
Blaydes misses a takedown attempt, Willis slips away. Blaydes goes back.
Blaydes shoots in, and presses his rival against the cage. Willis can’t secure a standing guillotine choke. Blaydes dominates the situation, he controls the clinch.
Curtis Blaydes has both hands under, this is a great chance for a takedown, but the fighters separate after a right knee from Curtis Blaydes.
Single leg takedown Blaydes, who ends up in a side mount!
“Razor” continues controlling the opponent’s back, Willis is turtled! Willis crawls towards the fence, and he is back on his feet, but his rival controls the back. Big left hands, Blaydes. The end of the match. 10-9 Blaydes.
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Final Result: Curtis Blaydes defeats Justin Willis via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-25)
Curtis Blaydes improves the score to 11-2, 1 NC MMA, 6-2, 1 NC UFC, Justin Willis drops to 8-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC.