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Jon Jones vs Curtis Blaydes preview
When is Jones vs Blaydes?
Jon Jones could potentially take on Curtis Blaydes, in Summer 2022.
The fight would be scheduled for 5 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which means there would be no weight limit.
Jones vs Blaydes stats
Jon Jones would step into the octagon with a record of 27 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 7 by submission.
Curtis Blaydes would make his way to the cage with a record of 17 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 12 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Blaydes would have a massive power advantage over Jones, boosting at 71% knock out percentage over Jones' 37%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Jones would have a large advantage over Blaydes, boasting at 26% submission rate over Blaydes' 0%.
Jon Jones is the older man by 3 years, at 35 years old.
Jones has 5-inch reach advantage.
Jones is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 7 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 6 years and 1 month earlier than Blaydes, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He has fought 35 more professional rounds, 83 to Blaydes' 48.
Jones vs Blaydes form
Jones has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 4 times.
In his last fight, he defeated Ciryl Gane at UFC 285 on 4th March 2023 by in the 1st round in their UFC Heavyweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Dominick Reyes at UFC 247 on 8th February 2020 by unanimous decision in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at Toyota Center, Houston.
Going into that contest, he had beat Thiago Santos at UFC 239 on 6th July 2019 by split decision in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had won against Anthony Smith at UFC 235 on 2nd March 2019 by unanimous decision in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
He had beat Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 232 on 29th December 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at The Forum, Inglewood.
Blaydes has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he Sergey Pavlovich at UFC Fight Night – Pavlovich vs. Blaydes on 22nd April 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Tom Aspinall at UFC Fight Night London on 23rd July 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at The O2, London, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had won against Chris Daukaus at UFC Fight Night Columbus on 26th March 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Nationwide Arena, Columbus, United States.
Before that, he had defeated Jairzinho Rozenstruik at UFC 266 on 4th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
He had been beaten by Derrick Lewis at UFC Vegas 19 on 20th February 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
In terms of recent activity, Curtis Blaydes has been fighting more than Jon Jones.
Jon Jones last fought 2 months and 28 days ago, while Curtis Blaydes' last outing was 1 month and 10 days ago.
Jones' last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 3 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.8 rounds on average.
Blaydes' last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 12 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.8 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Jones vs Blaydes?
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