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
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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