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Who won Blaydes vs Rozenstruik?
Curtis Blaydes beat Jairzinho Rozenstruik by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of UFC 266, on Saturday 25th September 2021 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 30-27, 30-27, 30-27 in favor of winner Curtis Blaydes.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Blaydes vs Rozenstruik stats
Curtis Blaydes stepped into the octagon with a record of 14 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jairzinho Rozenstruik made his way to the cage with a record of 11 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 10 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Rozenstruik had an advantage in power over Blaydes, with a 91% knock out percentage over Blaydes' 71%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested that Blaydes and Rozenstruik would have been pretty equal, both with a 0% submission rate.
Curtis Blaydes was the younger man by 3 years, at 32 years old.
Blaydes had 2-inch reach advantage.
Blaydes was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 4 more fights, and made his debut in 2014, 2 year later than Rozenstruik, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 16 more professional rounds, 48 to Rozenstruik's 32.
Blaydes vs Rozenstruik 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 won against Junior dos Santos at UFC on ESPN+ 24 on 25th January 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at PNC Arena, Raleigh, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Shamil Abdurakhimov at UFC 242 on 7th September 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at du Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Going into that contest, he had beat 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.
Before that, he had been beaten by Francis NGannou at UFC Fight Night 141 on 24th November 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Cadillac Arena, Beijing, China.
He had defeated Mark Hunt at UFC 221 on 10th February 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Perth Arena, Perth, Australia.
Rozenstruik had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Augusto Sakai at UFC Vegas 28 on 5th June 2021 by knockout in the 1st round in the United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Junior dos Santos at UFC 252 on 15th August 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Francis NGannou at UFC 249 on 9th May 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
Before that, he had defeated Alistair Overeem at UFC on ESPN 7 on 7th December 2019 by knockout in the 5th round at Capital One Arena, Washington D.C..
He had beat Andrey Kovalev at RIZIN 10 on 6th May 2018 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Marine Messe Fukuoka, Fukuoka, Japan.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Jairzinho Rozenstruik had been fighting more than Curtis Blaydes.
Going to this contest, Curtis Blaydes had last fought 3 years, 7 months and 24 days ago, while Jairzinho Rozenstruik's last outing had been 2 years, 3 months and 13 days ago.
Blaydes' last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 7 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
Rozenstruik's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 4 months and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
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