Curtis Blaydes Picked to Beat Chris Daukaus at UFC Columbus

Curtis Blaydes And Christopher Daukaus Silver UFC Background

  • Curtis Blaydes has opened as the -265 betting favorite against Chris Daukaus.
  • At +210, Daukaus is the betting underdog for only the second time in his UFC career.
  • Blaydes and Daukaus will headline UFC Columbus on March 26th.

Curtis Blaydes has been installed as the betting favorite in a five-round main event bout against Chris Daukaus at UFC Columbus on March 26th.

According to the best UFC betting sites, Blaydes is the -265 favorite to beat Daukaus who came back at +210 when the lines first opened on Tuesday:

The Blaydes vs Daukaus bout was supposed to be the co-main event of the UFC’s return to Ohio. However, after former UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz suffered a neck injury that forced him to withdraw from his bout with Aleksandr Rakic, the bout between Blaydes and Daukaus was promoted to headliner.

Blaydes Beats Rozenstruik via Decision

Blaydes puts on a suffocating performance to beat Jairzinho Rozenstruik via unanimous decision at UFC 266. In that bout, Blaydes completed 3 of 6 takedown attempts and controlled Rozentruik for over six minutes on the mat. All three judges scored the bout 30-27 for Blaydes who won his second straight bout.

The 31-year old from Naperville, Illinois formerly fought for the Resurrection Fighting Alliance before joining the UFC. Inside the UFC Octagon, Blaydes is 10-3 with one no-contest with his losses coming against Francis Ngannou ( twice) and Derrick Lewis. He is the no. 4 ranked heavyweight in the UFC and has a record of 15-3 with 10 knockouts.

Razor has never seen the plus money sign next to his name since joining the UFC in 2014. He was the -160 favorite in his first bout with Ngannou and the -250 chalk during their rematch. Blaydes was also the heavy -440 favorite when he was put to sleep by the Black Beast.

Derrick Lewis Pulverizes Chris Daukaus

Daukaus will be looking to get back on track after getting pulverized by Derrick Lewis at the main event of UFC Vegas 45 last December 18th. The loss was the first under the UFC for Daukaus who is the promotion’s no. 8 ranked heavyweight. The 32-year old from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania won his first four UFC bouts, all via knockout.

A former heavyweight title challenger at the Cage Fury Fighting Championship, Daukaus began his career at XFE before moving to Cage Fury. He joined the UFC in 2020 and won his first three bouts via first round knockout. Prior to his loss to Lewis, Daukaus won Performance of the Night honors in three consecutive bouts. He has a record of 12-4 with 11 knockouts.

Daukaus will be the betting underdog for only the second time in his UFC career. The Philadelphia police officer was the +200 betting underdog when he fought Rodrigo Nascimento. Daukaus was the -155 betting favorite when he was stopped by Lewis in his last bout.

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Shane grew up watching the Magic & Bird rivalry but ended up rooting for Detroit's Bad Boys team in the 1990s NBA. He loves to tell sports stories and has been writing about sports since high school. When Shane isn't busy jotting down his thoughts, he's just chillin' at home with his wife Rocelle and their two dogs named Horry and Fisher. He recently added a new family member, adopting a handsome retired K-9 named Ranger.

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