Curtis Blaydes climbed higher in the rankings of the heavy division in the UFC and after seven fights, he takes a very high # 2 position, becoming a worthy candidate for the title. However, such a high place in the ranking is the result of winning the fight against Alistair Overeem, which Blaydes knocked out in the third round at UFC 225. After this win, "Razor" said he wants to fight for the belt now, but he turns out that there is another fight that he is interested in. Blaydes said that if he did not get a belt fight in his next duel,
he wants to fight a revenge fight with Frances Ngannou. Blaydes and Ngannou fought onceat the UFC Fight Night 86 in Blaydes's debut at UFC, but this fight ended up defeating him for TKO after the doctor's intervention. Curtis Blaydes also referred to his last fight with Alistaire Overeem from which he faced at UFC 225. Blaydes thinks his victory presents by itself better than Alexandra Volkov's win over Fabricio Werdum. In addition, Curtis is very pleased with how he dealt with Overeem.