Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
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 as 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 Willis stats
Curtis Blaydes stepped into the ring with a record of 10 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Justin Willis made his way to the ring with a record of 8 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Blaydes had a large advantage in power over Willis, boasting at 80% knock out percentage over Willis' 50%.
Curtis Blaydes was the younger man by 4 years, at 30 years old.
Blaydes had a height advantage of 3 inches over Willis. Despite this, Willis had 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 20 more professional rounds, 41 to Willis' 21.
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.
Willis' last 3 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.