UFC heavyweight Curtis Blaydes is on another level of a fighter now, besides his takedowns, you got to beware of his knockout power as well. Blaydes finished a knockout artist himself in Chris Daukaus early in the second round at the main event of UFC on ESPN 33. Blaydes, who’s currently the #4 ranked heavyweight in the world, has called out an interim title fight next against the former interim champion Ciryl Gane.
Blaydes has now secured 11 wins in a row by the way of knockout but this victory will be memorable and the one that stands apart for Blaydes didn’t need to use his wrestling pedigree to take Daukaus down for a knockout win. Blaydes now has secured wins over the likes of Daukaus, Jairzinho Rozenstruik, Alexander Volkov, Junior Dos Santos and many more. At this point, Blaydes is even ready to fight former 2-time UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic who Blaydes called out respectfully.
Curtis Blaydes ends the UFC on ESPN 33 card on a spectacular note with other amazing fights
Watch the tweets below from the likes of Justin Gaethje, Kevin Holland, Alex Behunin, Brett Okamoto, Ariel Helwani, Terrance McKinney and many more shocked by Blaydes being the one staying on the feet and edging over Daukaus in a stand-up fight.
Prior to the second round where the finish took place, Blaydes dominated the first round on the judges’ scorecard, yet didn’t land a single takedown as the fans would assume.
What do you make of Blaydes’ shocking knockout victory over Daukaus? Do you think the 31-year old is ready to fight for a title next, irrespective of whether it’s interim or undisputed? Also, who do you think should Blaydes fight next if not for the title or his callouts? Do you see him becoming a champion anytime soon in the future?