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UFC on ESPN+ 24: Blades vs. dos Santos

Curtis Blaydes and Junior dos Santos will be facing off in UFC Fight Night 166 on Saturday. This event will be taking place at the PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC, making it the first time a UFC event has been held there.

Heavyweight Main Event

Curtis “Razor” Blaydes is the third-best fighter from this division, with a record of 11-2-0. He stands at 6-4, has a reach of 80 inches, and his legs reach out to 46 inches. Eighty percent of his wins have come by KO/TKO, while 20 percent have been by decision. He has really strong knockout power.

Junior “Cigano” dos Santos is the fourth-best fighter in the heavyweight division. His record is currently 21-5-0. He stands at 6-4 also, has a reach of 77 inches, and his legs reach out to 41 inches. Seventy-one percent of his wins have come by KO/TKO, while 24 percent have been by decision. The heavyweight veteran also packs one heck of a punch.

Welterweight

Rafael Dos Anjos is the fifth-ranked fighter in this division with a record of 29-11-0. Dos Anjos is 5-8, has a reach of 70 inches, and his leg can reach 38 inches. Forty-eight percent of his wins have come by decision, while 34 percent have been won by submission. Dos Anjos is very well balanced on his fighting style.

Michael “Maverick” Chiesa has a record of 15-4-0. He stands at 6-1, has a reach of 75.5 inches, and his legs reach 43 inches. Seventy-three percent of Chiesa’s wins have come by submission, while 27 percent have been by decision. Chiesa is very aggressive when it comes to submissions.

Flyweight

Jordan Espinosa is the 10th-ranked fighter in the flyweight division. He has a record of 14-5-0. He stands at 5-6, has a reach of 69.5 inches, and his legs reach out to 38 inches. Fifth-four percent of Espinosa’s wins have come by submission, while 31 percent have been by decision. Espinosa has a great reach and is very good on the ground.

Alex Perez is the 11th-ranked fighter in the flyweight division, with a record of 22-5-0. He stands at 5-6, has a reach of 65.5 inches, and his legs will reach out to 38 inches. Fifty-two percent of Perez’s wins have been a decision, while 29 percent have been won by submission. Perez has a complete fighting package and some potential knockout power.

Women’s Strawweight

Hannah “Shockwave” Cifers currently has a record of 9-3-0. She stands 5-1 and has a reach of 63 inches. Fifty-six percent of her fights have been won by KO/TKO, while 44 percent have been won by a decision. Cifers can really knock you out if you are not careful.

Angela “Overkill” Hill has a record of 9-7-0. She stands at 5-3, has a reach of 64.5 inches, and her legs reach out to 38.5 inches. Sixty-seven percent of her fights have been won by a decision, while 33 percent have been won by a TKO/KO. Hill is another dangerous “all or nothing” fighter.

Light Heavyweight

Jamahal “Sweet Dreams” Hill has a record of 6-0-0. He stands at 6-4 and has a reach of 79 inches. Half of his wins have been by KO/TKO and the other half by decision. Hill is a newer face to the octagon and looks to prove himself. Darko Stosic has a record currently of 13-2-0. He stands at 6-0, has a reach of 72 inches, and his legs reach out 42 inches. Sixty-two percent of his wins have been by KO/TKO, while 31 percent have been by decision. Stosic is climbing up the division ladder with all of his knockouts.

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