Number five-ranked heavyweight contender Curtis Blaydes bagged the biggest win of his mixed martial arts career after a brutal finish of Alistair Overeem at UFC 225 from United Center in Chicago.
Before that Blaydes, who defeated Mark Hunt via unanimous decision at UFC 221. Blaydes is unbeaten in his last six fights, with the only blemish a no-contest against Adam Milstead after he tested positive for marijuana and his lone defeat was courtesy of Francis Ngannou back in 2016.
Blaydes will be a keen observer of the upcoming UFC 226 pay-per-view event between titleholder Stipe Miocic and the current light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier. With an impressive record, Blaydes could be in line to face the winner of the UFC 226 headliner and predicting a win for Miocic. (Via MMAMania)
“I know that ‘DC’ is a good wrestler, but Stipe is a pretty good wrestler himself,” Blaydes told BJPenn.com. “I think he’s got a lot more advantages. I think he gets the finish — but probably into the fourth round, maybe fifth.”
“They’re both challenges, and I don’t think either one of them is easier or harder than the other,” he said. “They both have pretty good stand up, they’re pretty good wrestlers. [My] only advantage would be I have a weight advantage over them, and probably a reach advantage also. I was thinking about New Years Eve, in Vegas. I think I deserve to be the champion.”
After his recent victory, Curtis Blaydes praised by Lightweight Championship Khabib Nurmagomedov said he could be a champ in his future.