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Curtis Blaydes added Junior dos Santos to his growing list of vanquished opponents to close out UFC Fight Night 166 in Raleigh, North Carolina, with a second-round TKO.
Two things were made clear in the first round: Blaydes wasn't going to take dos Santos down easily, and he didn't need to get it to the mat to win the fight. Dos Santos fended off Blaydes' attempts to take him down successfully, but Blaydes' striking made it a competitive round anyway.
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Active, active round for Curtis Blaydes. 45 strikes attempted, compared to 27 for Junior dos Santos.