Between their 22 combined professional fights, they’ve lost just three times. For Willis, he’s reeled off eight straight wins, including four in the UFC, since losing his debut in 2012. Blaydes, meanwhile, recently had a six-fight unbeaten streak snapped in November, when he was TKO’d by Francis Ngannou.
Heading into the big-man showdown, Willis has brought it with the trash talk – even mouthing off at Blaydes’ father during weigh-ins.
What are the keys to the matchup between Blaydes (10-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) and Willis (8-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC)? Watch the video above to hear the MMA Junkie Radio crew’s breakdown and predictions.
- UFC Nashville weigh-in face-offs video: Justin Willis jaws back at Curtis Blaydes' father
- Maycee Barber thinks UFC still could build Mackenzie Dern fight
- UFC Nashville's Luis Pena apologizes for weight miss, approaching cut the wrong way
Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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