It’s a tremendous opportunity for both fighters to make a case for the next title shot.
Blaydes, 28, was undefeated in 2019, collecting a TKO finish over Shamil Abdurakhimov at UFC 242 in September 2019 and a decision over Justin Willis at UFC on ESPN+ 6 in March 2019.
Hate when guys grab the inside of my glove https://t.co/WIrHuJ5RSr
— Curtis Blaydes (@RazorBlaydes265) December 23, 2019
Meanwhile, dos Santos, 35, is an 11-year octagon veteran and former champion known for his boxing. He lost a tough bout to Francis Ngannou at UFC on ESPN 3 in June 2019, which snapped a three fight winning streak. “Cigano” has proven to be a tough out for anyone in the division.
We wish you all and your families a HAPPY NEW YEAR! #2020
Desejamos a todos vocês e suas famílias um FELIZ ANO NOVO! pic.twitter.com/KUfrL21wbd
— Junior Dos Santos 🅾️➕ (@junior_cigano) January 1, 2020
UFC on ESPN+ 24 is scheduled for Jan. 25, 2020 at the PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. Current bouts include:
Curtis Blaydes (12-2-0) vs. Junior Dos Santos (21-5-0)
Cory Sandhagen (12-1-0) vs. Frankie Edgar (23-7-1)
Brianna Van Buren (9-2-0) vs. Hannah Cifers (10-3-0)
Jordan Espinosa (14-6-0, 1NC) vs. Alex Perez (22-5-0)
Josh Emmett (14-2-0) vs. Arnold Allen (14-1-0)
Nate Landwehr (13-2-0) vs. Herbert Burns (9-2-0)
Rafael dos Anjos (30-12-0) vs. Michael Chiesa (16-5-0)
Montel Jackson (8-1-0) vs. Felipe Colares (9-1-0)
Jamahal Hill (3-0-0) vs. Darko Stosic (13-3-0)
Bevon Lewis (6-2-0) vs. Alen Amedovski (8-2-0)
Brett Johns (15-2-0) vs. Tony Gravely (19-5-0)
Justine Kish (6-2-0) vs. Lucie Pudilova (8-5-0)
Sara McMann (11-5-0) vs. Lina Lansberg (10-4-0)