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For complete UFC 221: “Rockhold vs. Romero” results and play-by-play, click HERE! UFC 221 results: Curtis Blaydes blankets, brutalizes Mark Hunt to win decision, UFC 221 results: Live stream updates, highlights, fight videos - ‘Romero vs Rockhold’. Blaydes scored an easy takedown, but Hunt scrambled to his feet quickly. Curtis Blaydes … Right after Hunt returned to his feet, he countered Blaydes with a huge right hand. Hunt defended, and Blaydes returned to shooting out the jab and cross from a long distance at his foe. “The Super Samoan” sprung back up along the fence, but Blaydes slammed him once more, this time moving into the mount position. The 35 year old is now 5-1 in his last six and on a three-fight winning streak. 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He could not pressure Blaydes’ easily, as that would give his opponent an easier entry to takedowns. Blaydes, meanwhile, had the misfortune of debuting opposite Francis Ngannou — long before either man had grown to their current position. Hunt worked until the final bell, but he just couldn’t escape his bigger foe. UFC 254 results: Alexander Volkov stops Walt Harris with body kick, Justin Gaethje stays positive in wake of UFC 254 defeat: 'Just because you lose, it's not over', Jon Jones refutes Khabib Nurmagomedov's top pound-for-pound push after UFC 254, UFC 254 results: Robert Whittaker outlasts Jared Cannonier in hard-hitting scrap, Khabib Nurmagomedov dominates Justin Gaethje, retires after UFC 254 submission win, Robert Whittaker says Israel Adesanya rematch isn't urgent, but will likely happen, Dana White confident Khabib Nurmagomedov will stay retired after UFC 254. Blaydes finished the round in top position, dropping heavy shots from the back mount. Curtis Blaydes Is … Gaethje Believes Khabib Was ‘In A Bad Spot’ Before Submission Win. Tuivasa Celebrates UFC 254 Win By ... Wetting His Bed. It didn’t work every time, but it ensured that Blaydes was never in range to eat another counter right hand. One Michael Chandler would like to see filled by a tournament. Now in his mid-40s, Hunt still entered last night’s contest as a member of the top five looking to turn away a fast-rising prospect. Please check your email for a confirmation. It exhausted the kickboxer and earned Blaydes the victory. Chandler Wants Four-Man Tournament For Lightweight Belt. To learn more or opt-out, read our Cookie Policy. Blaydes opened the fight intelligently, throwing long punches and feinting quite a bit. Aside from that, Blaydes’ mat returns were excellent. 1 fighter. Highlights! Hunt pretty much had to land the perfect counter shot to win this bout. With Khabib Nurmagomedov retired, UFC will soon have a vacant 155-pound title. Blaydes should see a top five ranking this week, and a match up with a truly elite fighter like Alistair Overeem would make sense next. Who should Blaydes face next? As it is, Hunt’s position as gatekeeper to the top five remains, it just so happens that Blaydes is at that level. By choosing I Accept, you consent to our use of cookies and other tracking technologies. UFC 242: Curtis Blaydes - "I'm Gonna Keep Doing What I Do Best" Athletes 1 year ago. UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Volkov Jun. Blaydes did a better job of avoiding the pocket this time around, waiting for Hunt to come after him and ducking under the left hook with a double leg. From the mount, Blaydes stayed very tight, which did limit his ability to do damage. Early on, Blaydes had a bit too much confidence on the feet. From half-guard, Blaydes mostly focused on controlling position, but he was nevertheless able to drop some elbows and open up a cut on Hunt’s forehead. By: MMA Junkie Staff. Unfortunately, Blaydes’ ability to lift and throw his opponent from that position is well-known, and he repeatedly returned Hunt to the mat when the legendary kickboxer tried to stand. Hunt did not quit, continuing to fight and scramble until he was able to turtle up along the fence. Curtis Blaydes def. Hunt made the most of the opportunities given to him, but he was forced to fight a very difficult fight last night. Outside of that debut, however, Blaydes has not lost a round, and he was looking to steamroll one more opponent to break into the title mix. Hunt was looking to counter, but Blaydes showed little worry for his opponent’s strikes and was willing to trade a bit. In those exchanges, Hunt landed the better shots just about every time. 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