Mar 23 2019
Saturday

Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, United States

Co-Main Event
3 rounds contest @ Heavyweight
Justin Willis
Willis
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10-2-0
UD 3
UD 3
8-1-0

The tape

33
Age
37
6' 4" / 193 cm
Height
6' 1" / 185 cm
79.9" / 203 cm
Reach
81.9" / 208 cm

Tape record

KOKOUDKOUD
Form
UDUDKOUDKO
10
Wins
8
8
By KO
4
80
KO%
50
0
By SUB
0
0
SUB%
0
2
Loses
1
2
Stopped
1
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2014
Debut
2012
13
Bouts
9
27
Rounds
18
1 hours, 41 minutes
Fight Time
1 hours, 13 minutes

Tape rankings @ Heavyweight

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Curtis Blaydes vs Justin Willis report

Who won Blaydes vs Willis?

Curtis Blaydes beat Justin Willis by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the co-main event of UFC on ESPN+ 6, on Saturday 23rd March 2019 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

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

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 Willis stats

Curtis Blaydes stepped into the octagon with a record of 10 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Justin Willis made his way to the cage with a record of 8 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by knock out.

Curtis Blaydes' UFC record stood at 13-4-0, while Justin Willis' came in at 4-1-0.

The stats suggested Blaydes had a large advantage in power over Willis, boasting a 80% knock out percentage over Willis' 50%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested that Blaydes and Willis would have been pretty equal, both with a 0% submission rate.

Curtis Blaydes was the younger man by 4 years, at 33 years old.

Blaydes had a height advantage of 3 inches over Willis. Despite this, Willis had a 2-inch reach advantage.

Blaydes was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2014, 1 year and 11 months later than Willis, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 29 more professional rounds, 50 to Willis' 21.

Blaydes vs Willis form

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

In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Jairzinho Rozenstruik at UFC 266 on 4th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, 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.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Alexander Volkov at UFC Vegas 3 on 20th June 2020 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

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

He was victorious against Shamil Abdurakhimov at UFC 242 on 7th September 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at du Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Activity check

Blaydes' last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 10 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.

Willis' last 3 fights had come over a period of 7 years and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 4 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.

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