Sep 07 2019
Saturday

du Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Heavyweight
11-2-0
KO 2
KO 2
20-4-0

The tape

33
Age
42
6' 4" / 193 cm
Height
6' 3" / 191 cm
79.9" / 203 cm
Reach
76" / 193 cm

Tape record

UDKOKOUDKO
Form
KOUDKOKOSD
11
Wins
20
8
By KO
9
73
KO%
45
0
By SUB
4
0
SUB%
20
2
Loses
4
2
Stopped
2
0
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2014
Debut
2008
14
Bouts
24
30
Rounds
48
1 hours, 56 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 11 minutes

Tape rankings @ Heavyweight

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UFC
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Bellator
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Tapology
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Curtis Blaydes vs Shamil Abdurakhimov report

Who won Blaydes vs Abdurakhimov?

Curtis Blaydes beat Shamil Abdurakhimov by knockout in the 2nd round during the main card of UFC 242, on Saturday 7th September 2019 at du Arena in Abu Dhabi.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 265 pounds (18.9 stone or 120.2 KG).

Blaydes vs Abdurakhimov stats

Curtis Blaydes stepped into the octagon with a record of 11 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Shamil Abdurakhimov made his way to the cage with a record of 20 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by knock out and 4 by submission.

Curtis Blaydes' UFC record stood at 13-4-0, while Shamil Abdurakhimov's came in at 5-7-0.

The stats suggested Blaydes had a large advantage in power over Abdurakhimov, boasting a 73% knock out percentage over Abdurakhimov's 45%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Abdurakhimov had an advantage over Blaydes, with a 20% submission rate over Blaydes' 0%.

Curtis Blaydes was the younger man by 9 years, at 33 years old.

Blaydes had a height advantage of 1 inch over Abdurakhimov. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.

Blaydes was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 11 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2014, 6 years and 1 month later than Abdurakhimov, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 5 less professional rounds, 50 to Abdurakhimov's 55.

Blaydes vs Abdurakhimov form

Blaydes had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Derrick Lewis at UFC Vegas 19 on 20th February 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Alexander Volkov at UFC Vegas 3 on 20th June 2020 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Junior dos Santos at UFC on ESPN+ 24 on 25th January 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at PNC Arena, Raleigh.

Before that, he had defeated Shamil Abdurakhimov at UFC 242 on 7th September 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at du Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

He was victorious against Justin Willis at UFC on ESPN+ 6 on 23rd March 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, United States.

Activity check

Blaydes' last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 1 month and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.

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