Curtis Blaydes vs Jairzinho Rozenstruik is being targeted for UFC 266, which is set to be held on the 25th of September, later this year. The event is headlined by a light-heavyweight title fight between Jan Blachowicz and Glover Teixeira. However, there is no announced venue or location for the event.
This heavyweight match will see top-ranked heavyweights who are desperate to get a title shot, square off inside the Octagon. Curtis Blaydes is currently ranked number 4 in the heavyweight division, while Jairzinho Rozenstruik is ranked number 6. The fighters have reportedly agreed to fight.
Curtis Blaydes vs Jairzinho Rozenstruik: Clash of the knockout artists!
Curtis Blaydes is coming off a disappointing knockout loss against Derrick Lewis, in February 2020. Prior to that, he had been on an unbelievable four-match win streak, which included wins over Junior dos Santos and Alexander Volkov. Had he beaten Lewis, he would have probably been challenging Francis Ngannou in a rematch, for the heavyweight title.
Rozenstruik, on the other hand, is coming off a stunning knockout win over Augusto Sakai, as recently as the 5th of June, earlier this year. The Surinamese has suffered a rough patch of late, following his loss against Ngannou and Ciryl Gane in a space of three fights.
A win here for either, would propel them further higher up in the heavyweight rankings, and probably move them another step closer to the heavyweight title shot. However, it is tough seeing the pair face off against Ngannou, since The Cameroonian has brutally demolished both of them.