Who is Curtis Blaydes?

Curtis Lionell Blaydes also known as Razor is an American professional mixed martial artist. He is presently taking part in the Heavyweight division of the “Ultimate Fighting Championship”, and as per the recent record of 2020 August, he is 2nd in the ranking of “UFC Heavyweight Rankings”.

Quick Info 
Full NameCurtis Lionell Blaydes
Date Of Birth18th February 1991
Birth PlaceNaperville, Illinois, USA
Parent(s)Not Known
ProfessionMixed Martial Artist
SpouseAlexandria
Age30 Years
Height6 ft 4 in
Children1
Net WorthNot Known

Curtis Blaydes was born on the 18th of February 1991, in Naperville, Illinois, America. He grew up in Chicago along with his four siblings. He has not revealed who his parents are. 

Nationality and Physical Stats:

Height, Weight, and Age

Curtis Blaydes is an American by nationality and African American by ethnicity. 

He is 6’4” tall weighing 118 KG or 261 lb. He has black hair combined with a black eye. Other information about physical status is not available. 

The zodiac sign of Curtis is Aquarius.

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Education and Early Life

His wrestling career started at “De La Salle Institute”, where he won the state title with a 44-0 undefeated record. Later he continued his progress and as per four years record, he kept victory with 95-18 and 121 takedowns.

In his education, he went to Northern Illinois University with a full wrestling scholarship. He later transferred himself to Harper College where he was awarded “NJCAA National Championship” entitled with redshirt sophomore. 

He left his early education to concentrate on his career in MMA as he started fighting in the amateur martial arts.

MMA Career 

UFC

In the year 2014, before he became a professional fighter, he collected 8-0 amateur record. Followed by a 5-0 victory in “TKO” and finally he was signed by “UFC”.

Blaydes made his debut in “UFC” against Francis Ngannou on the 10th of April 2016 as “UFC Fight Night 86”. That night, he lost to him as TKO at 2nd round due to doctor stoppage.

The first victory of Blaydes in his UFC career was against Cody East on the 1st of October 2016, at “UFC Night 96” in the second round. To date, he has played against Francis Ngannous, Adam Milstead, Daniel Omielanczuk, Oleksiy Oliynyk, and Mark Hunt.

As soon as the pandemic of 2020 was in control in June, he faced Alexander Volkov at “UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs Volkov”, he won with a unanimous decision. 

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Personal Life

Curtis is not married, although he is living with his engaged girlfriend, Alexandria. The couple is blessed with a daughter Harlie. The couple was in relation for many years and now they have a family even if they are not married. The couple was engaged on the 2nd of October 2020.

Net Worth

Blaydes is considered one of the wealthiest fighters in UFC. The source of income is high from his MMA career. But he falls in one of the most earning wrestlers in MMA too where all the fighters in MMA are counted as millionaires. 

On average the salary of an American UFC player is around $138,000. The net worth of Razor is estimated to be around $1-$5 Million.

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Blaydes is seen as active on Instagram with the name razorblaydes265, and Twitter with the name razorblaydes265 rather than on Facebook. He has 40K followers on Twitter and more than 174K followers on Instagram. All of his accounts on social media are clean and organized. He posts photos and videos of his fights, his family, and his daily events.

Records:

As a professional career in wrestling, he has in total played 17 matches, where he has 14 wins and 2 losses. He has won 14 matches by knockout and four by decisions and he has lost two matches by knockout. One of his matches with Adam Milstead was overturned within a minute of starting the match.

The amateur matches in total were 5 and breaking down them, he won all of them 3 of them from knockout, one by submission and one by decision.

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Awards and Achievements

The major awards with his name are Ultimate Fighting Championship as the performance of the night” for two times against Cody East and Alistair Overeem, “National Junior College Athletic Association” as the college champion in 2012, most takedowns in a fight in “UFC Heavyweight division history”. 

FAQ:

Who has Curtis Blaydes lost to?

In major games, Curtis has lost to Francis Ngannou by KO/TKO punch.

What is the net worth of Blaydes?

The net worth of Curtis is estimated to be around $1-$5 Million USD.

How tall is Curtis Blaydes?

Curtis is 1.93m or 6’4” tall.

Where is Curtis Blaydes from?

Blaydes is from Naperville, Illinois, the United States of America.

How much did Curtis make?

Curtis earned $180,000 summing up from $90,000 from the show and $90,000 from the win. This match is recorded as the second-highest payout of the night.

When did Curtis start his MMA career?

Blaydes started MMA as a career when he joined De La Salle Institute.

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