Jan 25 2020
Saturday

PNC Arena, Raleigh, United States

Main Event
5 rounds contest @ Heavyweight
Junior dos Santos
Santos
Brazil flag
12-2-0
KO 2
KO 2
21-6-0

The tape

33
Age
40
6' 4" / 193 cm
Height
6' 4" / 193 cm
79.9" / 203 cm
Reach
77.2" / 196 cm

Tape record

KOUDKOKOUD
Form
KOKOKOUDKO
12
Wins
21
9
By KO
15
75
KO%
71
0
By SUB
1
0
SUB%
5
2
Loses
6
2
Stopped
4
0
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2014
Debut
2006
15
Bouts
27
32
Rounds
59
2 hours, 3 minutes
Fight Time
4 hours, 6 minutes

Tape rankings @ Heavyweight

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Curtis Blaydes vs Junior dos Santos report

Who won Blaydes vs Santos?

Curtis Blaydes beat Junior dos Santos by during the main event of UFC on ESPN+ 24, on Saturday 25th January 2020 at PNC Arena in Raleigh.

The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Curtis Blaydes.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.

Blaydes vs Santos stats

Curtis Blaydes stepped into the octagon with a record of 12 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Junior dos Santos made his way to the cage with a record of 21 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 15 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.

The stats suggested Blaydes had a slight advantage in power over Santos, with a 75% knock out percentage over Santos' 71%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Santos had a slight advantage over Blaydes, with a 5% submission rate over Blaydes' 0%.

Curtis Blaydes was the younger man by 7 years, at 33 years old.

Blaydes had 3-inch reach advantage.

Blaydes was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 13 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2014, 7 year and 10 months later than Santos, whose first professional fight was in 2006. He had fought 17 less professional rounds, 48 to Santos' 65.

Blaydes vs Santos form

Blaydes had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 3 times.

In his last fight before this contest, 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.

Previous to that, he had defeated 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.

Going into that contest, 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.

Before that, he had beat Mark Hunt at UFC 221 on 10th February 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Perth Arena, Perth, Australia.

He had won against Daniel Omiela czuk at UFC 213 on 8th July 2017 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Santos had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Francis NGannou at UFC on ESPN 3 on 29th June 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Target Center, Minneapolis, United States.

Previous to that, he had beat Derrick Lewis at UFC on ESPN+ 4 on 9th March 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Tai Tuivasa at UFC Fight Night 142 on 1st December 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Adelaide Entertainment Center, Adelaide, South Australia.

Before that, he had won against Blagoy Ivanov at UFC Fight Night 133 on 14th July 2018 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at CenturyLink Arena, Boise, United States.

He had lost to Stipe Miocic at UFC 211 on 13th May 2017 by knockout in the 1st round in their UFC Heavyweight championship fight at American Airlines Center, Dallas.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Curtis Blaydes had been fighting more than Junior dos Santos.

Going to this contest, Curtis Blaydes had last fought 4 years, 5 months and 24 days ago, while Junior dos Santos' last outing had been 4 years, 8 months and 2 days ago.

Blaydes' last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 7 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 4 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.

Santos' last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 9 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.

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