The Statistical Star of UFC Nashville: Curtis Blaydes

The Statistical Star of UFC Nashville: Curtis Blaydes

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The Statistical Star of UFC Nashville: Curtis Blaydes

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Mar 23, 2019; Nashville, TN, USA; Curtis Blaydes (red gloves) and Justin Willis (blue gloves) during UFC Fight Night at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Mixed martial arts may not have reached its statistical revolution stage like other sports (and perhaps it never will given its primordial nature), but there is still plenty of good data out there.  So, following each UFC event, The MMA Manifesto will parse the numbers provided by FightMetric and target which pugilist enjoyed the best statistical night.

 

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Curtis Blaydes (vs Justin Willis)

Key Stats: 

outstruck opponent 72 to 9 (22-2 significant strikes)
66% significant strike accuracy
22% opponent’s significant strike accuracy
7 for 11 takedowns
4 guard passes

Razor put a dominant beating on Big Pretty last night in Nashville.

 

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