Curtis Blaydes kicks Chris Daukaus with an amazing knockout

Curtis Blaydes kicks Chris Daukaus with an incredible knockout at UFC Columbus.

Curtis Blaydes in UFC heavyweight is known to be an elite wrestler, but it’s his dramatically improved boxing that sets him apart from Chris Daukaus at UFC Columbus.

Blaydes and Daukaus had a Round 1 back and forth, with both fighters finding their opportunities. Blaydes, to the surprise of many, failed to make a single knock in the opening minutes.

After overtaking Daukaus in Round 1 with his attack, Blaydes continued to apply pressure in Round 2. He lowered his massive right arm to Daukaus’ chin, causing Daukaus to collapse on the carpet before landing violently. evil. to complete.

It was Blaydes’ first TKO finish since his victory over former UFC Junior champ dos Santos in 2020.

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Blaydes joins UFC Columbus having won five of his last six, with his only defeat coming by knockout to Derrick Lewis in February 2021. He recovered dramatically in his final bout. with a decisive unified victory over Jairzinho Rozenstruik at UFC 266.

Blaydes has been a mainstay on the UFC’s heavyweight title roster since he racked up victories over top contenders like Alistair Overeem, Mark Hunt and Dos Santos earlier in his career.

Daukaus fought in his second consecutive UFC main event after falling to Lewis last December. Before that, he won his first four fights in the UFC against the likes of Aleksei Oleinik and Shamil Abdurakhimov.

Victory over Daukaus puts Blaydes at the center of the heavyweight title discussion. Francis Ngannou will be out for nine months after having knee surgery, which could open the door for an interim title later this year.

UFC Columbus: Curtis Blaydes vs Chris Daukaus takes place on Saturday, March 26, 2022, live from Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH. Follow along with FanSided for all your news and highlights. Curtis Blaydes kicks Chris Daukaus with an amazing knockout

John Verrall

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