Curtis Blaydes Elbows His Way Through Shamil Abdurakimov! UFC 242 pay-per-view (PPV) event is taking place now (Saturday, September 7, 2019) from inside the Arena on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Welcome to the 265-pound contest between Curtis \u201cRazor\u201d Blaydes and ex-ADFC Heavyweight Grand-Prix winner Shamil \u201cAbrek\u201d Abdurakimov. Our ref is Mark Goddard. Here we go! Round 1 Fighters touch gloves, Blaydes took Abdurakimov down. Punches off the back. Shamil stood up, another takedown. Shamil stood up and separated. Right uppercut Shamil. Blaydes shoots in and takes his foe down. Blaydes lands big left hands to the head. Abdurakimov is trying to stand up, Blaydes stops him. Knee to the thigh Curtis. Abdurakimov got back to his feet, Curtis with another takedown. Blaydes mounts his opponents and lands strong strikes. Saved by the bell. 10-8 Blaydes. Round 2 Abdurakimov misses with an uppercut, Blaydes takes him down. Elbow lands. Blaydes keeps him against the fence. Big strikes by Curtis Blaydes, he ate 5-6 big strikes. Shamil rotates on his back, Blaydes on top. Big elbow again, followed by a strong punch. That\u2019s it, Marc Goddard stops the fight, win for Curtis Blaydes. Here are the highlights: https:\/\/twitter.com\/UFCEurope\/status\/1170411812656799744?s20 https:\/\/twitter.com\/UFCEurope\/status\/1170412412249370624?s20 https:\/\/twitter.com\/UFCEurope\/status\/1170412851036487682?s20 Final Result: Curtis Blaydes defeats Shamil Abdurakimov via TKO (elbow, round, 2:22) Curtis Blaydes improves the score to 12-2, 1 NC MMA; 7-2, 1 NC MMA, Shamil Abdurakimov drops to 20-5 MMA, 5-3 UFC.