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Tuesday, Mar 15, 2016

UFC Signs Heavyweight Prospect Curtis Blaydes, Facing Francis Ngannou in Octagon Debut

Curtis Blaydes (photo via RFA)

By FCF Staff

The UFC has added undefeated, heavyweight prospect Curtis Blaydes to its roster, and has also confirmed he’ll fight Francis Ngannou at UFC Fight Night 86.

Ngannou (6-1) was initially scheduled to fight Bojan Mihajlovic, however, the latter has been forced to withdraw from the April 10th card. No reason for his withdrawal was disclosed. Ngannou made his UFC debut in December and KO’d Luis Henrique Barbosa de Oliveira.

Blaydes has gone 5-0 since he transitioned into pro MMA, and most recently, stopped Luis Cortez at RFA 35. Blaydes is 6’4, 265 pounds and hails from Oklahoma.

UFC FN 86 will take place in Zagreb, Croatia.

posted by FCF Staff @ 4:51 pm
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