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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 4th 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 ring 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 ring with a record of 11 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 10 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Rozenstruik had advantage in power over Blaydes, with a 91% knock out percentage over Blaydes' 71%.
Curtis Blaydes was the younger man by 3 years, at 31 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 17 more professional rounds, 46 to Rozenstruik's 29.
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 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 beat 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 had won 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.
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 defeated 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 defeated 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 been beaten by 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 beat 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 won against 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, Curtis Blaydes had been fighting more than Jairzinho Rozenstruik.
Going to this contest, Curtis Blaydes had last fought 1 year, 3 months and 7 days ago, while Jairzinho Rozenstruik's last outing had been 11 months and 22 days ago.
Blaydes' last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
Rozenstruik's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.