UFC Fight Night 166 Blaydes vs Dos Santos Odds & Prediction

Posted by Derrick Harper on January 22, 2020 in

Curtis Blaydes and Junior dos Santos will be facing off in a heavyweight bout on Saturday January 25, 2020. The UFC Fight Night 166 main event will be taking place at the PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina and marks the first time a UFC event will be taking place there.

UFC Fight Night 166 Blaydes vs Dos Santos Odds & Prediction


Both fighters possess some serious fighting skills, which makes these odds a little misleading. Both fighters have outstanding records and fighting resumes just as unique as the best out there. The odds for the main event are:

The Fighters of UFC Fight Night 166

Blaydes: “Razor” is currently ranked the third best in the heavyweight division, with a record of 11-2-0. Eight of those wins came by knockout in some form.

Blaydes has a striking accuracy of 51% and a grappling accuracy of 33%. He usually finishes his fights in less than 10 minutes.

In Blaydes last fight, he completely dominated Shamil Abdurakhimov in what led to a KO/TKO victory. Razor was very aggressive and was able to really take the fight to Abdurakhimov.

Dos Santos: “Cigano” is currently ranked the fourth best fighter in the heavyweight division, with a record of 21-5-0. 15 of those wins came by knockout in some form or fashion. He also has five wins that finished in the first round.

Dos Santos has a striking accuracy of 48% and a 56% grappling accuracy. Dos Santos, on average, usually can finish his fights in a little over 11 minutes.

Cigano’s last fight ended in a loss to Francis Ngannou. The fight was well balanced but Dos Santos strayed away from his strategy of wearing him down and it ultimately cost him the fight.

Tale of the Tape

Blaydes stands at 76 inches. He has a reach of 80 inches. His legs also reach out to 46 inches.

Dos Santos stands at 76 inches. He has a reach of 77 inches. His legs reach out to 41 inches.

According to the matchup on paper, dos Santos is just a little shorter in reach and leg reach. Blaydes has the upper hand in a few categories. I look for Blaydes to be able to keep his distance, if needed, and still make impactful shots to Dos Santos.

UFC Fight Night 166 Fight Prediction

For this matchup, I look for the event to last a few rounds, especially since both fighters can really make their own pace. Both fighters clearly have the knockout power to land a hit in the blink of an eye so that is something to keep in mind.

This fight is difficult to judge in my mind since both fighters have similarities in power, but Junior dos Santos seems to have a competitive edge when it comes to a strategy.

I believe the winner will be Curtis Blaydes. Blaydes will probably come out aggressive and try to finish the fight early. If he can take advantage of any sort of mishaps on Dos Santos end, then I can see him finishing this fight.