Curtis Blaydes set a new heavyweight record for takedowns en path to a unanimous-decision victory over Alexander Volkov in Las Vegas.
American Blaydes, 29, taped 14 takedowns, with the very first coming less than 10 seconds into the battle.
He dominated the Russian over the 5 rounds to improve his record to 14 -2, with the judges scoring the contest 49-46, 48-47 and 48-46
” I won. There is no part of me that isn’t happy right now,” Blaydes said.
” You can ask it from 6 various angles. There is no part of me that isn’t delighted. My hand was raised. I more than happy.”
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The previous heavyweight takedown record was held by Cain Velasquez, who tape-recorded 11 versus Junior dos Santos in UFC 115 in 2012.
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