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Curtis Blaydes

An American mixed martial arts fighter

Curtis Blaydes
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Curtis Blaydes is one of the top American mixed martial fighters (MMA). The MMA fighter has grown to become a well-known personality in the UFC world.

Due to his great fighting abilities, Blaydes has excelled in the sport. He has become well-known and continues to be in the headlines frequently as a result of his successful fighting career and gregarious personality.

About Curtis Blaydes |  Family and Education

Curtis Blaydes was born in the United States on February 18, 1991, in Naperville, Illinois.

However, he was brought up and nurtured in Chicago by his parents and four of his siblings, where he made wonderful memories.

No information is provided on Blaydes’s parents, siblings, or family history.

 

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According to his academic history, he enrolled in De La Salle Institute to finish his high school education.

Curtis attended Northern Illinois University and eventually transferred to Harper College after receiving a full wrestling scholarship.

It was quite difficult to pursue a career and studies at the same time. Blaydes stopped studying further to concentrate more on his work.

Professional Life and Career

Following his enrollment at De La Salle Institute, Curtis started his early wrestling career. There, with a perfect 44-0 record in his senior year, he won the state championship.

His cumulative four-year record includes 121 takedowns and a 95-18 record. Even at De La Salle Institute, the youngster participated in football.

He earned a record of 19-2 while a redshirt freshman at Northern Illinois University after enrolling there as a full wrestling scholar.

 

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Later, as a redshirt sophomore at Harper College, Curtis won the NJCAA National Championship.

After that, he decided against studying in favor of continuing his professional wrestling career. He then started competing in amateur mixed martial arts matches, going 8-0 overall.

Before joining the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) in 2014, he had a TOK score of 5-0. (Technical Knockout).

Professional Background

On April 10, 2016, Razor faced Francis Ngannou in his first professional fight at UFC Fight Night 86. However, he was defeated by TOK after the second round.

The young MMA fighter took against Cody East at UFC Fight Night 96 on October 1 of the same year.

His victory in the second round via TOK earned him his first UFC Performance of the Night prize.

Razor defeated Adam Milstead at UFC Fight Night 104 by using the technique of the knockout, while Milstead sustained a knee injury.

But after Blaydes tested positive for marijuana, the outcome was eventually altered to No Contest. The occurrence happened on February 4, 2017.

 

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The Chicagoan defeated Daniel Omielanczuk by unanimous decision at UFC 213 on July 8, 2017.

Similar to this, on November 4 at UFC 217, Blaydes fought Alexey Oleynik and prevailed thanks to the doctor’s recommendations.

Razor received an unsportsmanlike kick from the opponent during the bout with Oleynik. The doctor checked in later and said the injury wasn’t that deep.

At UFC 221 on February 11, 2018, Curtis defeated Mark Hunt by unanimous decision.

The American native defeated Alistair Overeem on June 9 of the same year at UFC 225. He received the Performance of the Night bonus for his victory.

Loss & Wins | Curtis Blaydes

Sadly, Blaydes was defeated by Francis Ngannou via TOK in the first round of UFC Fight Night 141’s main event.

Razor fought Justin Willis at UFC Fight Night 148 on March 23, 2019. (an American professional MMA Fighter).

The young MMA fighter, Curtis, knocked Willis out in the second round after repeatedly pinning him to the ground. Moreover, Curtis triumphed in the contest with a resounding unanimous decision.

On September 7, 2019, at UFC 242, Razor faced Shamil Abdurakhimov. By using TOK, Razor prevailed in round two.

 

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The Chicagoan defeated Junior dos Santos at UFC Fight Night 166 via technical knockout in the second round.

The contest was held on January 25, 2020. The Covid-19 virus, which infected several individuals, caused 2020 to experience a global pandemic.

Because of this, Curtis’s entire schedule of matches was put on hold.

After the pandemic had been largely suppressed, Blaydes fought Alexander Volkov on June 20, 2020, at UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Volkov. Blaydes won the contest by a unanimous vote.

In addition, Blaydes was scheduled to square off against Derrick Lewis on November 28, 2020. The fight, which he lost, had to be postponed due to his COVID tests being positive.

On September 25, 2021, at UFC 266, Curtis battled Jairzinho Rozenstruik, earning another victory for his MMA record.

He did, however, sustain an eye injury that happened five minutes into the game.

The game had to be terminated at that point due to the severity of the damage. And happily, he recovered from it successfully.

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Relationship Status

Readers eagerly anticipate this part, especially if they are die-hard Curtis fans. Since we only ever see him in the ring for business purposes, everyone is anxious to learn more about his personal life.

A lot of MMA fighters are involved in a love triangle.

 

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Many of them have happy, long-lasting relationships, but owing to various misunderstandings and conflicting work schedules, some of them have disastrous relationships.

But Blaydes’ private life is very different from the other players.

A devoted father

The Native American does not have a wife and is not married. But that does not imply that he is single.

Living with his engaged fiancée Alexandria, Curtis has a child named Harlie. The Blaydes have not yet exchanged wedding vows.

On social media, couples frequently post photos of themselves taken while on dates or vacations. Curtis and Alexandria have each demonstrated that a family can exist without a spouse.

 

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After Alexandria made her pregnancy known on February 23, 2018, through her social media account, their love bond grew stronger.

Alexandria expressed her excitement by saying that she now likes her newfound confidence and feels more at ease with herself.

On social media, Curtis and his fiancée both post heartwarming images of their daughter Harlie.

Awards and Achievement | Curtis Blaydes

Blaydes has won numerous fighting championships and a limited number of awards during his brief career. Let’s now examine each one separately.

  • Two times during the evening’s performance (against Cody East on October 1, 2016, at UFC Fight Night 96 and against Alistair Overeem on June 9, 2018, at UFC 225)
  • The most takedowns in a single match in UFC Heavyweight history.
  • Harper College won the 2012 NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association) HWT National Championship.
  • 2012 Harper College graduate who was an NJCAA All-American.

Net Worth and Salary | Curtis Blaydes

Fans are constantly curious about Blaydes’ earnings from his MMA career. Of all the combatants, Curtis is regarded as one of the richest. Additionally, his MMA career is his main source of income.

The majority of MMA competitors often do not have a million-dollar fortune. Razor, however, belongs to the group of people who have made a sizable sum of money through their MMA careers.

The estimated value of Curtis Blaydes’s net worth is $1.5 million.

Razor’s net worth, salary, and income are discussed on numerous sites, although online valuations of his fortune are inconsistent. He has had success in the UFC. An American UFC fighter typically makes roughly $138,000 per year.

The MMA athlete has kept his assets, business, and endorsements under wraps.

But we have discovered how much money he has made competing in different Fighting Championships.

 

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He received about $20,000 after defeating Cody East in UFC Fight Night 96 in October 2016. In the same way, after defeating Aleksei Oleinik in UFC 217.

A win bonus of $22000, $22000 for the show, and $2500 from a Reebok sponsorship totaled his $44,500 compensation.

In addition, Razor earned $51,000 for his victory against Mark Hunt at UFC 221 with $23,000 in pay-per-view, $23,000 in win bonuses, and $5,000 in Reebok sponsorship.

Similar to this, he has increased his net worth by being active on several social media platforms.

Body Measurement | Hair, Height, Nationality

By his given name, Curtis Lionell Blaydes is rather well known for the moniker Razor. He was born under the sun sign of Aquarius and is currently 29 years old.

Razor is blessed with both height and agility, without exception. He has a dominating presence that is further enhanced by his height of 6 feet 5 inches (193 cm) and weight of 86 kilograms (189 pounds).

Blaydes has always been in shape to compete in MMA, even during his time in high school and college.

 

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Cutis has the physique of a fighter, with a large body, short limbs, and three layers of potent muscles.

He also engages in a range of training, aerobics, and other fitness regimens to keep his physique in good shape.

His appearance is also lacking due to his dark hair and eyes. Despite extensive research, we are unable to find out the MMA fighter’s shoe size, interests, or body measurements.

Curtis is of African descent and holds American citizenship.

Social Media

Instagram: 208K followers

Twitter: 61.6K followers

Facebook: 11K followers

Frequently Asked Question:

When did Curtis begin his MMA career?

When Curtis enrolled at De La Salle Institute, he began competing in MMA.

What music plays during Curtis Blaydes’ entrance?

Mortal Fight Theme is the title of the tune.

Curtis Blaydes and his girlfriend got engaged when?

On October 2, 2020, Curtis and his fiancee, Alexandria got engaged.

Who manages Curtis Blaydes?

Curtis Blaydes is managed by Mata Leon Sports Management.

Quick Facts | Curtis Blaydes

Full Name Curtis Lionell Blaydes
Birth Date February 18, 1991
Birth Place Naperville, Illinois, U.S.
Nick Name Razor
Religion Unknown
Nationality American
Ethnicity African
Education
  • De La Salle Institute
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Harper College
Horoscope Aquarius
Father’s Name Unknown
Mother’s Name Unknown
Siblings Yes (Four)
Age 31 Years Old
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 118 kg (261 lb)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Build Athletic
Profession Mixed Martial Artist
Team  UFC Fight Night
Awards
  • Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • National Junior College Athletic Association
Active Years 2014- Present
Marital Status No
Wife/Girlfriend No
Kids Yes
Net Worth $1.5 Million
Social Media Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
Merch Trading Fight Card
Last Update September 2022

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