Blaydes MMA
Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC
In fighting, just like in geometry, straight lines are shorter than curved ones. That's a lesson heavyweight Chris Daukaus learned the hard way Saturday night in Columbus, Ohio when he opened the second round of his UFC Fight Night main event against Curtis Blaydes with a very wide roundhouse right hand while Blaydes simultaneously threw a straight right up the middle. Blaydes landed first dropping Daukaus who was finished moments later.

Blaydes, a wrestler with more takedowns than anyone in UFC heavyweight history, never even attempted a takedown instead opting to stand and trade with Daukaus from the opening bell. The pair exchanged some hard blows in a close first round. Though many expected Blaydes to come out wrestling in the second, he continued to look for strikes, landing the straight right hand that dropped his foe just seconds into the round. A few more hard right hands on the ground were enough to convince referee Herb Dean to stop the action giving Blaydes his sixth win in his last seven fights.

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