Pros react after Curtis Blaydes TKO’s Junior Dos Santos

Curtis Blaydes, Junior dos Santos

Tonight’s UFC Fight Night 166 event was headlined by a heavyweight bout between Junior Dos Santos and Curtis Blaydes.

The former UFC heavyweight champion, Dos Santos (21-6 MMA), entered tonight’s main event looking to rebound, this after suffering a TKO loss to Francis Ngannou in June.

Prior to the setback, Junior Dpe Santos had put together a three-fight win streak, which included victories over Blagoy Ivanov, Tai Tuivasa and Derrick Lewis.

Meanwhile, Curtis Blaydes (12-2 MMA) entered tonight’s headliner on a two-fight win streak, his latest being a second round TKO victory over Shamil Abdurakhimov at UFC 242.

After a competitive opening round, tonight’s UFC Raleigh main event ended in the early stages of round two, this after Blaydes connected with a plethora of punches and knees on the former heavyweight kingpin. The referee eventually saw enough and called a stop to the fight while ‘JDS’ was still standing.

Official UFC Raleigh Result: Curtis Blaydes def. Junior Dos Santos via TKO at 1:06 of Round 2

Following the victory, Blaydes called for his shot at the UFC heavyweight title.

Check out how the pros reacted to Curtis Blaydes stopping the former champion, Junior Dos Santos on social media below:

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This article first appeared on January 25, 2020

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