Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
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 ring 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 ring 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%.
Curtis Blaydes was the younger man by 7 years, at 30 years old.
Blaydes had 3-inch reach advantage.
Blaydes was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 13 less 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 24 less professional rounds, 41 to Santos' 65.
Blaydes' last 4 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.
Santos' last 2 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 4 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 2 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.