Curtis Blaydes is Not a Fan of Brock Lesnar’s Return to MMA

Curtis Blaydes was watching UFC 226 closely this past weekend since he is currently ranked the number two heavyweight in the UFC heavyweight rankings. Having recently defeated Alistair Overeem, Blaydes had a lot of interest in what the aftermath of UFC…

Curtis Blaydes was watching UFC 226 closely this past weekend since he is currently ranked the number two heavyweight in the UFC heavyweight rankings. Having recently defeated Alistair Overeem, Blaydes had a lot of interest in what the aftermath of UFC 226 would mean for him in the months to come and took to social […]

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Curtis Blaydes On Why He Walks Out To The Mortal Kombat Theme Song

UFC heavyweight prospect Curtis Blaydes turned a lot of heads with his walkout music at UFC 225 against Alistair Overeem. Blaydes chose the theme song for the famous late ’80s and early ’90s Mortal Kombat video game. In a recent interview o…

UFC heavyweight prospect Curtis Blaydes turned a lot of heads with his walkout music at UFC 225 against Alistair Overeem. Blaydes chose the theme song for the famous late ’80s and early ’90s Mortal Kombat video game. In a recent interview on The MMA Hour (via MMA Fighting) Blaydes explained that the theme simply gets […]

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Curtis Blaydes Wants Francis Ngannou If He Doesn’t Get Title Shot

Curtis Blaydes has seen his career propel in recent months. His recent third-round knockout of MMA legend Alistair Overeem has launched Blaydes into the title picture. Following his impressive victory, Blaydes clamored for a title shot, although, there…

Curtis Blaydes has seen his career propel in recent months. His recent third-round knockout of MMA legend Alistair Overeem has launched Blaydes into the title picture. Following his impressive victory, Blaydes clamored for a title shot, although, there is another bout he’d consider in the meantime. Blaydes has declared that if he is not given […]

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Heavyweight Contender Predicts Stipe Miocic Will Finish Daniel Cormier

One heavyweight contender is quite confident that Stipe Miocic will stop Daniel Cormier:

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Following a brutal stoppage victory over Alistair Overeem at UFC 225 in Chicago earlier this month, Curtis Blaydes has put himself dangerously close to earning a heavyweight title shot.

He’ll have to wait a bit, however, as champion Stipe Miocic is scheduled to defend his title against light heavyweight titleholder Daniel Cormier in the main event of July 7’s UFC 226 from Las Vegas.

In regards to that fight, Blaydes is predicting a stoppage victory for Miocic:

“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.”

Regardless of the outcome, however, Blaydes isn’t concerned with who comes out on top, as he feels both men present various challenges to him. And following that fight, the 27-year-old is hoping that the UFC will give him what he feels is a well-deserved shot at gold:

“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.”

Prior to his victory over Overeem, Blaydes had won three consecutive fights over the likes of Daniel Omielanczuk, Aleksei Oleinik, and Mark Hunt.

In addition to Miocic vs. Cormier, UFC 226 will also play host to a featherweight title fight between champion Max Holloway and surging contender Brian Ortega.

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Heavyweight Contender Predicts Stipe Miocic Will Finish Daniel Cormier

One heavyweight contender is quite confident that Stipe Miocic will stop Daniel Cormier:

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Following a brutal stoppage victory over Alistair Overeem at UFC 225 in Chicago earlier this month, Curtis Blaydes has put himself dangerously close to earning a heavyweight title shot.

He’ll have to wait a bit, however, as champion Stipe Miocic is scheduled to defend his title against light heavyweight titleholder Daniel Cormier in the main event of July 7’s UFC 226 from Las Vegas.

In regards to that fight, Blaydes is predicting a stoppage victory for Miocic:

“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.”

Regardless of the outcome, however, Blaydes isn’t concerned with who comes out on top, as he feels both men present various challenges to him. And following that fight, the 27-year-old is hoping that the UFC will give him what he feels is a well-deserved shot at gold:

“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.”

Prior to his victory over Overeem, Blaydes had won three consecutive fights over the likes of Daniel Omielanczuk, Aleksei Oleinik, and Mark Hunt.

In addition to Miocic vs. Cormier, UFC 226 will also play host to a featherweight title fight between champion Max Holloway and surging contender Brian Ortega.

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Brock Lesnar Getting UFC Title Shot Isn’t Fair, But It Makes Sense

We’re just a few weeks away from the biggest MMA card of the summer. UFC 226 takes place Saturday, July 7 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the card is headlined by a superfight pitting UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic putting his …

We’re just a few weeks away from the biggest MMA card of the summer. UFC 226 takes place Saturday, July 7 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the card is headlined by a superfight pitting UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic putting his belt on the line against UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier. […]

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