Curtis Blaydes vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik – Preview & Matchup Analysis

Curtis Blaydes vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik – Preview & Matchup Analysis

UFC 266: Volkanovski vs. Ortega is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 4, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Curtis “Razor” Blaydes will take on Jairzinho “Bigi Boy” Rozenstruik in the Heavyweight Bout. You can view the full UFC 266 card.

In this post, we will break down Curtis Blaydes vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats and more below ⤵

The 30-year-old, Curtis Blaydes is coming in with a 14-3-0 (1 NC) record. Blaydes will be fighting for the first time since a loss via KO/TKO against Derrick Lewis at UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Lewis in February.

Rozenstruik, meanwhile, is coming off a KO/TKO win against Augusto Sakai on February 20, 2021 at UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Sakai and holds a 12-2-0 record.

Curtis Blaydes vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik
30
Age
33
6′ 4″
Height
6′ 2″
265 lbs.
Weight
242 lbs.
80″
Reach
78″
14-3-0 (1 NC)
Record
12-2-0
Orthodox
Stance
Orthodox

Curtis Blaydes has an orthodox fighting stance with a 80″ reach. The 33-year-old, Jairzinho Rozenstruik is an orthodox fighter with a 78″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Curtis Blaydes:
→ Blaydes’s striking accuracy is 53%.
→ Blaydes lands 3.59 significant strikes per minute.
→ Blaydes’s takedown accuracy is 54%.
→ Blaydes’s takedown average is 6.64 per 15 minutes.
→ Blaydes’s takedown defense is 33%.

Blaydes comes in with 53% striking accuracy, typically landing about 3.59 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Rozenstruik fires at 49% accuracy, landing about 3.15 significant strikes per minute. Curtis Blaydes also has a 54% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 6.64 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Rozenstruik’s 0.00 takedowns and 80% takedown accuracy.

Jairzinho Rozenstruik:
→ Rozenstruik’s striking accuracy is 49%.
→ Rozenstruik lands 3.15 significant strikes per minute.
→ Rozenstruik’s takedown accuracy is 0%.
→ Rozenstruik’s takedown average is 0.00 per 15 minutes.
→ Rozenstruik’s takedown defense is 80%.

Jairzinho spent on average 8:49 minutes in the Octagon and Curtis has an average fight time of 10:15 minutes.

This looks like an exciting matchup, at least on paper. UFC 266 is live in , who do you think will win, Curtis or Jairzinho? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC 266: Volkanovski vs. Ortega
Date
September 4, 2021
Location
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Matchup
Curtis Blaydes vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik

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