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Curtis Blaydes vs. Justin Willis full fight video highlights

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Watch Curtis Blaydes vs. Justin Willis full fight video highlights from UFC Nashville’s co-main event above, courtesy of ESPN.

UFC Nashville: Thompson vs. Pettis took place March 23 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. UFC heavyweight fighters Curtis Blaydes (11-2, 1 no-contest) and Justin Willis (8-1) collided in the night’s co-main event, which aired live on ESPN+. Catch more video highlights below.

For more on Blaydes vs. Willis, check out the play-by-play courtesy of MMA Fighting’s Jose Youngs.

Round 1: Blaydes immediately bounces to the outside as Willis slowly evades a pair of leg kicks. Blaydes presses forwarded and shoves Willis into the fence. Defending, Willis looks for underhooks but finds himself dumped the canvas. Blaydes traps Willis’ arm and continues to grind away as the clock ticks closer to the 90-second mark.

Willis threatens with a Kimura but Blaydes immediately escapes and plants a series of knees to his opponent’s leg. Refusing to give Willis any room to breath, Blaydes slams Willis back to the canvas as the round ticks to an end.

MMAFighting scores it 10-8 Blaydes

Round 2: Blaydes looks to pick picks up right where he left off as he stuns Willis with a jab before scooping him up and dumping him his back. Blaydes working for full mount as Willis cracks smile towards his corner from the bottom. Securing full mount, Blaydes plants a series of elbows from the top. Willis squirms back to one knee but Blaydes continues to eat away at his calf with knees. Willis once again threatens with a Kimura but Blaydes pulls his arm free and connects with another short punch to the jaw. Willis finally climbs to his feet but is immediately tossed back down.

MMAFighting scores it 10-9 Blaydes

Round 3: With only one round left, Willis opens up with a quick combo. Blaydes responds with a leg kick before evading a high kick. With three-minutes left, Blaydes shoots in for a takedown but is shoved away as the crowd begins to voice their disapproval. As the clocks hits the 90-second mark, Blaydes secures a takedown and immediately starts working for a mounted crucifix before transitioning to the back. Willis literally crawls on his hands and knees to the fence but can’t shake Blaydes off his back as the fight comes to an end.

MMAFighting scores it 10-9 Blaydes

Official result: Curtis Blaydes def. Justin Willis via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-25)


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