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VIDEO | Watch Curtis Blaydes wrestle with Anthony Johnson in a sumo match

UFC heavyweight contender Curtis Blaydes and former light heavyweight star Anthony Johnson wrestled each other in a sumo match.
Blaydes and Johnson met on Friday at the SubStars grappling event in …read more

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VIDEO | Watch Curtis Blaydes wrestle with Anthony Johnson in a sumo match

UFC heavyweight contender Curtis Blaydes and former light heavyweight star Anthony Johnson wrestled each other in a sumo match.
Blaydes and Johnson met on Friday at the SubStars grappling event in …read more

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Curtis Blaydes on Jon Jones: ‘I could put him away’

Curtis Blaydes doesn’t think Jon Jones would fare too well at heavyweight.
Jones has hinted at a possible move to heavyweight for quite some time now. But, after UFC 247 many …read more

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Derrick Lewis OK with Curtis Blaydes next; Zombie wants Alexander Volkanovski

There were some call-outs on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show, including the Korean Zombie angling for a title shot. …read more

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Curtis Blaydes frustrated by UFC heavyweight logjam: 'The more I hear, the more discouraged I get'

HOUSTON – Curtis Blaydes is in the best form of his UFC career, but his path to the heavyweight title looks as uncertain as ever.
His two stoppage losses to Francis …read more

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Posted on February 9, 2020, 12:46 am By
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Hot Tweets: The UFC heavyweight title picture and Rafael Lovato Jr.’s unfortunate announcement

Curtis Blaydes | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Last weekend, Curtis Blaydes showed out by stopping former heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos with strikes! Now the heavyweight title picture suddenly …read more

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MMA rankings report: Curtis Blaydes, Michael Chiesa start their climbs – but how high?

Michael Chiesa and Curtis Blaydes were a solid one-two punch atop the UFC’s first visit to Raleigh, N.C.
Chiesa was a decent underdog against former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos in …read more

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The A-Side Live Chat: UFC Raleigh & Bellator 238 fallout, Cris Cyborg’s latest title win, Curtis Blaydes’ future, more

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

This is The A-Side Live Chat on MMA Fighting.
For this episode, José Youngs and Peter Carroll break down some of the top storylines in the …read more

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Despite TKO win over JDS, Curtis Blaydes says striking will always be his ‘Plan Z’

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Curtis Blaydes admits that he didn’t intend to strike with Junior dos Santos at UFC Fight Night 166. UFC heavyweight Curtis …read more

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Posted on January 27, 2020, 6:16 pm By
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What’s next for Curtis Blaydes and Junior dos Santos after UFC Raleigh?

In the main event of UFC Raleigh, Curtis Blaydes was looking to extend his winning streak while Junior dos Santos was looking to rebound from a loss to Curtis Blaydes.
In …read more

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Sean Shelby's Shoes: What's next for Curtis Blaydes, UFC on ESPN+ 24's other key winners?

(ALSO SEE: Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Junior Dos Santos after UFC on ESPN+ 24 loss?)
After every event, fans wonder who the winners will be matched up with next.
And …read more

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Sean Shelby's Shoes: What's next for Junior Dos Santos after UFC on ESPN+ 24 loss?

(ALSO SEE: Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Curtis Blaydes and UFC on ESPN+ 24’s other key winners?)
Junior dos Santos was placed into new territory of his career on Saturday …read more

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5 biggest takeaways from UFC on ESPN+ 24: What to think of Curtis Blaydes as a legit contender

What mattered most at UFC on ESPN+ 24 in Raleigh? Here are a few post-fight musings …
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1. Curtis Blaydes’ ‘Plan Z’ ain’t too shabby
It was no …read more

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Posted on January 26, 2020, 10:46 pm By
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Despite TKO win, Curtis Blaydes insists striking with Junior dos Santos was ‘Plan Z’

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Only a handful of heavyweights can say they’ve knocked out former UFC champion Junior dos Santos on the feet, and Curtis Blaydes is now one …read more

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Posted on January 26, 2020, 5:16 pm By
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Curtis Blaydes releases statement after knockout win over Junior dos Santos

UFC heavyweight contender Curtis Blaydes has released a statement following his knockout win over Junior dos Santos in the main event of UFC Raleigh.
Blaydes pummeled the former heavyweight champ JDS …read more

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After UFC on ESPN+ 24 win, Curtis Blaydes willing to wait for title shot – but not too long

RALEIGH, N.C. – Curtis Blaydes won by second-round TKO at UFC on ESPN+ 24 on Saturday by utilizing his “Plan Z.”
The wrestle-heavy fighter usually resorts to grappling, but he struggled …read more

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Posted on January 26, 2020, 2:16 pm By
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UFC Raleigh recap: Blaydes scores 2nd round TKO over JDS

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In the main event of UFC Raleigh, Curtis Blaydes defeated Junior Dos Santos by second round TKO. Curtis Blaydes extended his UFC winning streak …read more

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Blaydes stops dos Santos, calls 'next' on title shot

Unable to land the takedown, Curtis Blaydes rocked Junior dos Santos with an overhand right before earning a second-round TKO on Saturday. Afterward, Blaydes called for a title shot. …read more

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Posted on January 26, 2020, 6:46 am By
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UFC Fight Night Raleigh: Who's next for Curtis Blaydes and Michael Chiesa?

Should Blaydes get a title shot? Should Chiesa get Colby Covington next? Their bold callouts might not go according to plan. …read more

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Curtis Blaydes stops Junior dos Santos in UFC on ESPN+ 24 main event

PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina played host to Saturday’s UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. dos Santos event. A heavyweight bout between No. 3 ranked Curtis Blaydes and former champion …read more

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UFC Raleigh in Tweets: Pros react to Curtis Blaydes’ knockout of Junior dos Santos

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Entering Saturday night’s main card at UFC Raleigh, fight fans were prepared to witness a battle between the “old guard” of …read more

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Pros react after Curtis Blaydes TKO’s Junior Dos Santos

Tonight’s UFC Fight Night 166 event was headlined by a heavyweight bout between Junior Dos Santos and Curtis Blaydes.
The former UFC heavyweight champion, Dos Santos (21-6 MMA), entered tonight’s main …read more

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Curtis Blaydes stops Junior dos Santos, calls 'next' on title shot

Unable to land the takedown, Curtis Blaydes rocked Junior dos Santos with an overhand right before earning the second-round TKO on Saturday. Afterward, Blaydes called for a title shot. …read more

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Posted on January 26, 2020, 4:16 am By
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Twitter reacts to Curtis Blaydes' finish of former champ Junior Dos Santos at UFC on ESPN+ 24

Curtis Blaydes defeated a former UFC champion for the first time on Saturday when he topped Junior Dos Santos in the UFC on ESPN+ 24 main event.
Blaydes (13-2 MMA, 8-2 …read more

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UFC Raleigh Results: Curtis Blaydes TKO’s Junior Dos Santos (VIDEO)

Tonight’s UFC Fight Night 166 event is headlined by a heavyweight bout featuring Junior Dos Santos taking on Curtis Blaydes.
The former UFC heavyweight champion, Dos Santos (21-6 MMA), will enter …read more

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UFC Raleigh: Blaydes vs. Dos Santos Results and Highlights

The Octagon invades Raleigh this evening for UFC Fight Night 166, a twelve-bout fight card headlined by a heavyweight bout between Junior Dos Santos and Curtis Blaydes.
The former UFC heavyweight …read more

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UFC betting odds: Blaydes projected to KO Dos Santos

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Check out the betting odds for Saturday’s UFC Raleigh card, where Curtis Blaydes is favored over Junior Dos Santos in …read more

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UFC ‘Raleigh’ Clash: ‘JDS’ Vs. Blaydes!

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight contenders Junior dos Santos and Curtis Blaydes will clash TONIGHT (Jan. 25, 2020) from inside …read more

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Junior dos Santos offers to spar with Curtis Blaydes before UFC Raleigh

Junior dos Santos (right) and Curtis Blaydes headline UFC Raleigh on Saturday. | Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Getty Images

Junior dos Santos is not trying to keep any secret game plans …read more

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Posted on January 25, 2020, 2:46 am By
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Fighter On Fighter! Breaking Down ‘Razor Blaydes!’

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One of the Heavyweight division’s brightest young athletes, Curtis Blaydes, will go to war with former strap-hanger, Junior dos Santos, this …read more

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Fighter On Fighter! Breaking Down ‘Razor Blaydes!’

One of the Heavyweight division’s brightest young athletes, Curtis Blaydes, will go to war with former strap-hanger, Junior dos Santos, this Saturday (Jan. 25, 2020) at UFC Fight Night 166 …read more

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UFC Raleigh - New Blood!

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While the Heavyweight tussle between Curtis Blaydes and Junior dos Santos is the main attraction inside PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C., this Saturday (Jan. …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 24 predictions: Can ex-champ Junior Dos Santos upset Curtis Blaydes?

Blaydes
vs.
Dos Santos
Chiesa
vs.
Dos Anjos
Espinosa
vs.
Perez
Cifers
vs.
A. Hill
J. Hill
vs.
Stosic

MMA Junkie readers’
consensus picks
2020: 3-1

Blaydes
(62%)

Dos Anjos
(62%)

Perez
(85%)

Cifers
(52%)

J. Hill
(63%)

Brian Garcia
@thegoze
2020: 4-0
2017 Champion

Blaydes

Dos Anjos

Perez

A. Hill

J. Hill

Simon Samano
@SJSamano
2020: 4-0

Dos Santos

Chiesa

Perez

A. Hill

J. Hill

Simon Head
@simonhead
2020: 3-1
2019 Champion*

Blaydes

Chiesa

Perez

A. Hill

J. Hill

Nolan …read more

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UFC Raleigh weigh-in results: All fighters make weight

The UFC Raleigh weigh-ins took place Friday morning and all 24 fighters on the card made weight for this Saturday night’s event.
In the main event, heavyweight Curtis Blaydes tipped the …read more

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Posted on January 24, 2020, 4:46 pm By
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UFC Fight Night 166 Weigh-in Results: All Fighters on Target

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns after its first pay-per-view event of the year with an ESPN+ card featuring a heavyweight bout between former champion Junior dos Santos and Curtis Blaydes. …read more

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Posted on January 24, 2020, 4:16 pm By
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Junior dos Santos says he hates Curtis Blaydes’ ‘boring game’ and excited to knock him out

Junior dos Santos is not a fan of Curtis Blaydes’ wrestling centric style to say the least.
In the main event of UFC Raleigh, the two will square off with JDS …read more

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Curtis Blaydes thinks Daniel Cormier winning trilogy vs. Stipe Miocic is bad for division

RALEIGH, N.C. – Curtis Blaydes thinks it’s in the best interest of the “murky” UFC heavyweight division for Stipe Miocic to emerge from his expected trilogy bout against Daniel Cormier …read more

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Fighter On Fighter! Breaking Down ‘Cigano!’

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Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight kingpin, Junior dos Santos, is set to battle with tough wrestler, Curtis Blaydes, this Saturday (Jan. 25, 2020) at UFC …read more

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Junior dos Santos Still Not A Fan Of Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier 3

Junior dos Santos is still of the belief that Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier III doesn’t make sense. On Jan. 25, dos Santos will be in action against Curtis Blaydes. …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 24 breakdown: How will Junior Dos Santos handle Curtis Blaydes' wrestling attack?

MMA Junkie analyst Dan Tom breaks down the UFC’s top bouts. Today, we look at the main event for UFC on ESPN+ 24.
UFC on ESPN+ 24 takes place Saturday at …read more

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Curtis Blaydes plans to add Junior Dos Santos to resume of legends at UFC on ESPN+ 24

RALEIGH, N.C. – Curtis Blaydes has won some big fights against some big names during his career, but never before has he beaten a former UFC champion.
Blaydes (12-2 MMA, 7-2 …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 24 pre-event facts: Curtis Blaydes' takedown numbers are unmatched

The UFC makes its sixth trip to North Carolina on Saturday with UFC on ESPN+ 24. Its the promotion’s debut in Raleigh, and is set to stream on ESPN+ from …read more

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UFC Raleigh | Pro fighters make their picks for Curtis Blaydes vs. Junior dos Santos

In the main event of UFC Raleigh, Curtis Blaydes will look to extend his winning streak to three when he battles the former heavyweight champ Junior dos Santos. Heading into …read more

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Posted on January 22, 2020, 4:16 pm By
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UFC on ESPN+ 24: Make your predictions for Curtis Blaydes vs. Junior Dos Santos

We want your predictions for Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 24 event in Raleigh, N.C.
Our staff picks feature includes the consensus picks from MMA Junkie readers. Simply cast your vote for …read more

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Junior dos Santos: UFC return is ‘like a shot of adrenaline’ after ‘extremely serious’ leg infection

Former UFC champion Junior dos Santos headlines UFC Raleigh against Curtis Blaydes. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Junior dos Santos will share the Octagon with another heavy-hitter on Jan. …read more

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