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UFC Nashville Primer: Watch Curtis Blaydes Spar, Discuss Timeline For Title Shot

Curtis Blaydes is coming off a quick stoppage loss to Francis Ngannou, but clearly the heavyweight's confidence has not been setback by the defeat.

Curtis Blaydes is coming off a quick stoppage loss to Francis Ngannou, but clearly the heavyweight’s confidence has not been setback by the defeat.

Blaydes is preparing to return to the cage at UFC Nashville this Saturday, for a fight with Justin Willis. The bout will mark the first time the powerful wrestler has fought, since he was stopped by Ngannou in November. The loss snapped a six-fight, undefeated streak for Blaydes.

Recently the UFC posted the video below, which captures Blaydes training at the Elevation Fight Team in Denver, and providing a timeline for when he expects to fight for the belt.

Here is the complete line-up for UFC Nashville.

MAIN CARD (ESPN+/8 p.m. ET)

Welterweight: Stephen Thompson vs. Anthony Pettis

Heavyweight: Curtis Blaydes vs. Justin Willis

Lightweight: John Makdessi vs. Jesus Pinedo

Flyweight: Jussier Formiga vs. Deiveson Figueiredo

Featherweight: Steven Peterson vs. Luis Pena

Female Flyweight: Maycee Barber vs. JJ Aldrich

PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+/5 p.m. ET)

Featherweight: Bryce Mitchell vs. Bobby Moffett

Bantamweight: Frankie Saenz vs. Marlon Vera

Female Flyweight: Alexis Davis vs. Jennifer Maia

Strawweight: Randa Markos vs. Angela Hill

Bantamweight: Chris Gutierrez vs. Ryan MacDonald

Flyweight: Eric Shelton vs. Jordan Espinosa

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