Blaydes stops Daukaus in round 2 of the main event at UFC Fight Night
UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs Daukaus takes over Columbus, Ohio tonight and two top ten ranked heavyweights will cap the evening in the main event.
Chris Daukaus is 12-4 and had won his first UFC fights by stoppage before his loss to Derrick Lewis in December.
Daukaus is currently ranked as the 9th best heavyweight in the UFC.
Curtis Blaydes comes in ranked number 4 and and his only loss in his last six also came to the hands of Lewis.
Many believe that Blaydes will try to turn this into a wrestling match. Daukaus is a blackbelt in BJJ under Will Martinez and his ground game is underrated because no one has seen it as all of his fights have been stand-up battles. This should be a very interesting match-up. This is how the main event went down, including round by round scoring from MyMMANews.
Click here for UFC Columbus results
Early right hand connects for Daukaus. Another right lands from Daukus. Leg kick lands from Blaydes and a right hand. Lots of dancing for the last minute from both men and not much action. Nice jab from Blaydes. Daukaus has some blood leaking from his left eyebrow as he lunges in and lands 2 rights. Daukaus doing a good job keeping distance avoiding any takedown attempts. Very close round. Blaydes never even attempted a takedown and seemed quite content standing and held his own.
MyMMANews scores Round 1 10-9 Blaydes
Daukaus misses with the jab and as he was throwing the cross, Blaydes lands a big right hand sending Daukaus to the canvas. Blaydes pounces on and referee Herb Dean steps in and stops the fight. Impressive performance from the number 4 ranked heavyweight in the world. Blaydes made a statement and threw his name into the mix for a shot at the title
Official score…Curtis Blaydes winner via TKO 17 seconds of Round 2
Commentator for Art of War Cagefighting. More than 15 years experience in the PA/NJ regional MMA circuit. Commentator/post fight interviews. Television/media/event production. USKA Fight Sports media and production.
The story of the fighter is what Bob loves about the sport. From the lowest level, to the highest, he only cares about the two warriors who do battle once the cage doors close. Everything else is secondary. Without their blood, sweat, and tears, he would not be here enjoying every minute.