Many predicted Curtis Blaydes could have TKO’d Junior dos Santos with ground and pound, but not standing up. In a surprising finish to UFC Raleigh’s main event, ‘Razor’ caught the former UFC heavyweight champion with a perfect right hand and then followed it up with a flurry of strikes to warrant a stoppage from the referee in the second round. On Twitter, pro fighters praised his performance.
Fun fact:@RazorBlaydes265 and I both lead the HWT and LHW division in takedowns and I believe TD accuracy also, both from Illinois, and both were Illinois Juco wrestlers. You want to b good at wrestling... go to Juco in Illinois. Lol— Corey Anderson UFC (@CoreyA_MMA) January 26, 2020
Let's go Curt!! @NJCAA #jucoboys #Contenders
Ok we can agree on one thing . Never let JDS get first swing at the piñata. That boy be swinging #UFCRaleigh— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) January 26, 2020
The homie Curtis with the hands!!! Congrats big dog. @RazorBlaydes265— Dominick Reyes (@DomReyes) January 26, 2020
Blaydes is a problem for anyone , perfect combination of speed, power , grappling and striking ... future Champ right there— Eddie Alvarez (@Ealvarezfight) January 26, 2020
Fuck man JDS collar bone looks snapped— Eddie Alvarez (@Ealvarezfight) January 26, 2020
Damn that was an amazing performance @RazorBlaydes265 gets it done with a tko. I knew that was coming. Curtis kept faking that shot and I had a feeling he was going to level change and throw an overhand. #mystictat #UFCRaleigh— Tatiana Suarez (@tatianaufc) January 26, 2020