|Date of Birth:||1991, February 18|
|Age:||28 years old|
|Birth Nation:||United States|
|Height:||6 Feet 4 Inch|
|Birth Name||Curtis Lionell Blaydes|
|Birth Place||Chicago, Illionis, United States|
|Famous Name||Curtis Blaydes|
An American professional mixed martial artist Curtis Lionell Blaydes is well recognized as Curtis Blaydes who currently competing in the heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A professional since 2014, Blaydes previously competed for the Resurrection Fighting Alliance.
A native of Chicago, Illinois, United States, Curtis Blaydes was born on 18th February 1991. His birth sign is Aquarius. Talking about his nationality, Blaydes is an American and is of African ethnicity. He was raised alongside his four siblings.
Blaydes started off his wrestling journey for the DE La Salle Institute. In his senior year, he won a state title while also compiling an undefeated 44-0 record. Throughout his 4 years, he amassed the record of 95-18 along with 121 takedowns.
Besides, he also played football for DE La Salle in the position defensive end.
Blaydes later earned a full wrestling scholarship from Northern Illinois University, where, despite going 19-2 as a redshirt freshman, later transferred to Harper College. During his career at Harper, Blaydes earned the “NJCAA National Championship” as a redshirt sophomore.
After Blaydes started fighting in amateur martial arts, he left school to concentrate on a career in MMA.
The significant source of Blaydes earning is his UFC career as he has not disclosed any information related to his any other business and endorsements. As of 2018, UFC hero Blaydes’ net worth is estimated to be around $850,000.
Blaydes earned $20,000 in UFC Fight Night 96 defeating Cody East in October 2016. Later in UFC 217, he was paid $44,500 including $21,000 to show, $21,000 win bonus, and $2,500 Reebok sponsorship after defeating Aleksei Oleinik.
In addition, he earned $51,000 including $23,000 to show, $23,000 win bonus, and $5,000 Reebok sponsorship for his victory over Mark Hunt at UFC 221.
His career total earnings is disclosed to be about $ 246,500.
He owns two, black and white Mercedes cars and also has his house.
Before becoming professional in the year 2014, Blaydes compiled an 8-0 amateur record. He then went 5-0, with all victories by TKO, prior to being signed by UFC.
On 10th April 2016, Blaydes made his professional debut against Francis Ngannou at UFC Fight Night 86. He faced defeat in his debut fight via TKO at the decision of the 2nd round due to doctor stoppage.
His first tasted UFC victory on 1st October 2016, against Cody East at UFC Night 96, in the second round via TKO.
Thus far he has faced with Francis Ngannous, Adam Milstead, Daniel Omielanczuk, Oleksiy Oliynyk, and Mark Hunt.
Blaydes is anticipated to face Alistair Overeem at UFC 225, on 9th June 2018.
Currently 27, Curtis Blaydes is neither single nor married; he is an open relationship with his long-term girlfriend Alexandria.
The two often shares their romantic pictures on their Instagram account which they have captured while they were on vacation or a fancy date.
On 23rd February 2018, his girlfriend announced her pregnancy as well as also mentioned that she is more comfortable with herself and enjoying this new level of confidence via her Instagram account.
Besides, he has also shared few photos with his best friend.