Top ranked heavyweight contender Curtis Blaydes scored a brutal 17-second knockout win over Chris Daukaus in the main event of UFC Colombus.
Curtis Blaydes landed a hard right hand which dropped Chris Daukaus and then ‘Razor’ went for the ground and pound until the referee stepped in to stop the fight.
Following the fight, Curtis Blaydes said that he wanted to fight for the interim title fight against Ciryl Gane.
“I think I deserve an interim title shot against [Ciryl] Gane,” Blaydes said. “I want next. I want the title shot. We can do it anytime this summer. June, July, August, I’m down.”
However, he also made a respectful callout to former two-time heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic who was also present in the attendance.
“I want to be just like you Stipe, that means I may have to beat you, but I definitely respect the hell out of you,” Blaydes said. “You’re one of the best in the world, one of the best all-time in the division. I respect the hell out of you.”
UFC Colombus: Blaydes vs Daukaus Results
Curtis Blaydes def. Chris Daukaus via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 0:17
Alexa Grasso def. Joanne Wood via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:57
Bryan Barberena def. Matt Brown via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Kai Kara-France def. Askar Askarov via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Neil Magny def. Max Griffin via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Marc Diakiese def. Viacheslav Borshchev via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Sara McMann def. Karol Rosa via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Chris Gutierrez def. Batgerel Danaa via TKO (spinning backfist) – R2, 2:34
Aliaskhab Khizriev def. Denis Tiuliulin via submission (rear-naked choke) – R2, 1:58
Manon Fiorot def. Jennifer Maia via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Matheus Nicolau def. David Dvorak via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Luis Saldana def. Bruno Souza via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)