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Blaydes vs Daukaus Preview, Live Stream, Odds, Picks & Predictions

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Will Blaydes Slice Through Daukaus?

Making waves in the heavyweight division are Curtis Blaydes and Chris Daukaus, who headline UFC Fight Night on Saturday.

Blaydes is the current favorite at the sportsbook to beat Daukaus, but it should be one of the closer heavyweight fights of the year.

Blaydes vs Daukaus Preview, Live Stream, Odds, Picks & Predictions

Let’s check the latest news, stats, injury reports, and UFC odds for Blaydes vs Daukaus. We’ve plenty of predictions for you to consider.

Blaydes Looks Razor Sharp

Curtis Blaydes wasn’t happy when getting knocked out by Derrick Lewis in 2021, so he rebounded with a professional outing against Jairzinho Rozenstruik.

Despite not picking up the knockout victory, he outclassed his opponent and he has had plenty of time to recoup and prepare for Chris Daukaus.

The 15-3 fighter is making his way up the heavyweight ranks and it wasn’t long ago when he scored back-to-back wins over Mark Hunt and Alistair Overeem.

Blaydes believes he’s the better fighter than Daukaus and UFC odds agree. He’s the -400 favorite to get his hand raised.

“I know he’s (Chris Daukaus) a good boxer,” Blaydes told LowKick MMA. “He’s very orthodox, he doesn’t do a lot of crazy techniques. He believes in the basics, which is something I also believe in. I know he is also very good at Jiu-Jitsu, and I believe I’m the bigger – I’m faster, I’m more explosive. And obviously, I believe I’m the better grappler.”

Daukaus Needing Bounce Back

Chris Daukaus also suffered a loss at the hands of Derrick Lewis and this is his chance of redemption.

The 32-year-old American is 12-4 after beating the likes of Shamil Abdurakhimov and Rodrigo Nascimento Ferreira, which were quality wins.

However, apart from his first-round knockout loss to Lewis, he hasn’t fought anyone with the talent of Blaydes, which could be problematic.

betting online markets have Daukaus at +300 to score an upset, so he’s not fancied to do the job. He has the credentials to progress up the rankings in the heavyweight division, but there are no easy fights.

He’ll need to fight smart against Blaydes, who has the size advantage. Blaydes is the taller, heavier fighter and has a longer reach, so it doesn’t bode well for Daukaus.

Blaydes vs Daukaus Head-to-Head

This is the first meeting between Blaydes and Daukaus.

Blaydes vs Daukaus Fight Information

  • Game: Curtis Blaydes (15-3) at Chris Daukaus (12-4)
  • Location: Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio
  • Day/Time: Saturday, 9 p.m. ET
  • Live stream: UFC Fight Pass

Blaydes vs Daukaus Betting Lines

Team                                                        Moneyline                                                            Total
Chris Daukaus                                                         +300                                                                  1½ -210o
Curtis Blaydes                                                           -400                                                                1½ +165u

Blaydes vs Daukaus Prediction

Most of the money has come for Blaydes and it’s not hard to see why. He has the physical and talent edge, so he’s one of our UFC best bets.

Blaydes showed his ability to go the distance last time in the Octagon and it could be another slugfest.

Bookmakers have the total rounds at 1½, but the under is +160. We can see the fight going the distance with Blaydes getting the nod.

Pick: Curtis Blaydes -400

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