UFC Raleigh: Blaydes vs. Dos Santos Results and Highlights

Curtis Blaydes, Junior dos Santos

The Octagon invades Raleigh this evening for UFC Fight Night 166, a twelve-bout fight card headlined by a heavyweight bout between Junior Dos Santos and Curtis Blaydes.

The former UFC heavyweight champion, Dos Santos (21-6 MMA), will enter tonight’s main event looking to rebound, this after suffering a TKO loss to Francis Ngannou in June. Prior to the setback, ‘JDS’ 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) will enter tonight’s headliner on a two-fight win streak, his latest being a second round TKO victory over Shamil Abdurakhimov at UFC 242.

In tonight’s UFC Raleigh co-headliner, former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos will square off with Michael Chiesa in a welterweight bout.

Dos Anjos (29-12 MMA) is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Leon Edwards in his most recent Octagon appearance. Prior to the setback, ‘RDA’ was coming off a submission victory Kevin Lee.

As for Michael Chiesa (16-4 MMA), ‘Maverick’ will enter UFC Raleigh on a two-fight win streak, his latest being a decision victory over Diego Sanchez in July.

Get all of tonight’s UFC Raleigh Results and Highlights below:

UFC Raleigh Main Card (ESPN+/7:00 PM EST)

  • Heavyweight bout: Curtis Blaydes def. Junior dos Santos by TKO at 1:06 of Round 2
  • Welterweight bout: Michael Chiesa def. Rafael dos Anjos by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
  • Flyweight bout: Alex Perez def. Jordan Espinosa via submission (arm triangle choke) at 2:33 of Round 1
  • Women’s strawweight bout: Angela Hill def. Hannah Cifers via TKO (punches and elbows) at 4:26 of Round 2

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  • Light heavyweight bout: Jamahal Hill def. Darko Stosic by unanimous decision (29-27 x3)

UFC Raleigh Prelims (ESPN+/5:00 PM EST)

  • Middleweight bout: Bevon Lewis def. Dequan Townsend by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
  • Featherweight bout: Arnold Allen def. Nik Lentz by unanimous decision (29-28 x2, 30-27)
  • Women’s flyweight bout: Justine Kish def. Lucie Pudilova by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
  • Bantamweight bout: Montel Jackson def. Felipe Colares by unanimous decision (30-26 x2, 30-25)
  • Women’s bantamweight bout: Sara McMann def. Lina Lansberg by unanimous decision  (30-26, 30-27 x2)
  • Bantamweight bout: Brett Johns def. Tony Gravely via submission (rear-naked choke) at  2:53 of Round 3

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  • Featherweight bout: Herbert Burns def. Nate Landwehr by knockout (knee) at 2:43 of Round 1

Who are you picking to win tonight’s UFC Raleigh main event between heavyweight standouts Junior Dos Santos and Curtis Blaydes? Sound off in the comments section Penn Nation!

This article first appeared on BJPENN.com January 25, 2020

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