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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 octagon 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 cage 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%.
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 32 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 27 more professional rounds, 48 to Willis' 21.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Justin Willis had been fighting more than Curtis Blaydes.
Going to this contest, Curtis Blaydes had last fought 5 years and 10 days ago, while Justin Willis' last outing had been 5 years and 3 days ago.
Blaydes' last 3 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 4 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 1 month and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.3 rounds on average.
Willis' last 3 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 4 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 1 month and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Blaydes vs Willis?
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