Curtis Blaydes needs he may have completed extra in opposition to Jairzinho Rozenstruik.
Blaydes (15-3 MMA, 10-3 UFC) shut down Rozenstruik (12-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC) within the pay-per-view essential card of UFC 266 on Saturday, outgrappling the achieved kickboxer over the course of three rounds.
It wasn’t one in all Blaydes’ most memorable performances, and after having probably the most success in Round 3, the 30-year-old heavyweight contender admits he may have closed out the struggle in a extra emphatic trend.
“Not every fight is gonna be fireworks, sometimes you’ve gotta take what your opponent gives you and make the smart descions. I’m happy with the W but Myself and my team know what I’m capable of and I should’ve found a finish in that 3rd round. We’ll get back to work soon and begin ironing out the kinks and be ready for the next obstacle. #ufc #razorblaydes #heavyweight #backinthewinnerscircle”
But maybe that’s simpler stated than completed since Blayes’ proper eye was swollen shut and he was having hassle seeing out of it in Round 3. The file holder for many takedowns landed in UFC historical past was capable of rebound from his knockout loss to Derrick Lewis and has now received 5 of his previous six.
In his in cage post-fight interview, Blaydes known as out the winner or loser of reigning champion Francis Ngannou and interim champ Ciryl Gane, former champ Stipe Miocic and former gentle heavyweight king Jon Jones.