The UFC debut of heavyweight Curtis Blaydes will take place on Sunday in Croatia as he will make his promotional debut on short notice against Francis Ngannou on the main card of UFC Fight Night 86.
Blaydes (5-0) enters this fight following a TKO win at RFA 35 in February against Luis Cortez. All of his victories have come by TKO and during his appearance on this past Thursday’s edition of “The MMA Report Podcast,” Blaydes explained that he doesn’t care how he gets the win on Sunday as long as he walks away with the victory.
“Finishes happen, but you don’t force them,” Blades said. “When you force them, you make mistakes and you open yourself up. You make the other guys job easier. I am not going to rush it. If it happens, it happens. If I have to win by decision, I am fine with that. A win is a win. All I want to do is get the win and get back home. It doesn’t matter how. I don’t care if it’s a submission, TKO, or KO. It does not matter. As long as I get the win.”