Junior dos Santos entered a fight as a big underdog against Curtis Blaydes. That seemed a bit off, but it turned out to be a good line. Blaydes couldn’t work his vaunted wrestling game, but he landed some big shots on Dos Santos in the first and took the round. Early in the second, he cracked JDS with a big shot that stunned him a bit. That was all he needed, as he flurried with knees and hard rights to earn a TKO win.
To his credit, Dos Santos stayed on his feet the whole time, and the referee waved it off with him still upright.