MMA – Having tasted his energy, Curtis Blaydes thinks Derrick Lewis is the biggest puncher at heavyweight.
Today fourth in the division, Curtis Blaydes appeared at one time to be a major problem at heavyweight. However, his defeats in opposition to Francis Ngannou and Derrick Lewis lowered the expectations positioned on him.
Defeated by Ngannou, on stoppage of the referee, for his UFC debut in 2016, Blaydes chained 5 victories earlier than acquiring a revenge in opposition to the Cameroonian. The two confronted off as soon as once more in 2018, however the outcome was the similar. Ngannou gained by TKO in 45 seconds.
After this second defeat, Blaydes as soon as once more resumed his march ahead by signing 4 consecutive victories, together with one in opposition to Alexander Volkov. This sequence allowed him to win his ticket for a semi-final in opposition to Derrick Lewis. Blaydes was introduced favourite, however it was Lewis who acquired the title shot due to an enormous knockout in spherical 2.
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Asked by MMA News on Lewis and Ngannou's punching energy, Blaydes says the Texan hits the hardest.
“Derrick. Obviously I had never been put to sleep, he put me to sleep,” he stated. “With Ngannou, once we fought the first time it was a stoppage from the physician, I wasn't knocked out, however I assume it is a TKO. And then in Beijing, once more, he knocked me down twice in a row, then the referee intervened. But I used to be acutely aware, I keep in mind all the pieces. When Derrick Lewis knocked me out, I wakened in the ambulance, so there you go. That's an enormous distinction. »
Since his loss to Lewis, Blaydes has discovered his manner again to profitable methods by beating Jairzinho Rozenstruik by choice. However, the American doesn't but know the title of his subsequent opponent.