Curtis Blaydes Bio: Early Career, MMA, Girlfriend & Kids

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Curtis Blaydes is considered one of the most talented American Professional Mixed Martial Artist (MMA). The MMA fighter has risen to become a renowned personality who has made his name in the UFC world.

Blaydes’s excellent fighting skills have climbed at the top of the sports. His successful fighting career and his personality outside the ring have made him renowned and stay in the news every time.

He has been a professional fighter since 2014, where he competed for RFA.

Curtis Blaydes
Curtis Blaydes

Well, let’s find out more about Curtis Blaydes, where we’ll guide you through his early career, professional career, personal life, and a lot more.

So keep reading. Below are some quick facts about Curtis Blaydes.

Quick Facts about Curtis Blaydes

Full Name Curtis Lionell Blaydes
Birth Date February 18, 1991
Birth Place Naperville, Illinois, U.S.
Nick Name Razor
Religion Unknown
Nationality American
Ethnicity African
  • De La Salle Institute
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Harper College
Horoscope Aquarius
Father’s Name Unknown
Mother’s Name Unknown
Siblings Yes (Four)
Age 33 Years Old
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 118 kg (261 lb)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Build Athletic
Profession Mixed Martial Artist
Team  UFC Fight Night
  • Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • National Junior College Athletic Association
Active Years 2014- Present
Marital Status No
Wife/Girlfriend No
Kids Yes
Net Worth $1.5 Million
Social Media Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
Merch Trading Fight Card
Last Update May, 2024

Curtis Blaydes | Early Life, Family, and Education

Curtis was born on February 18, 1991, somewhere in Naperville, Illinois, the U.S. However, he was raised and grown-up by his parents and four of his siblings in Chicago, creating beautiful memories.

Any detail on Blaydes’s parents, siblings, and family background is not mentioned anywhere. Maybe he doesn’t want to share it with the public.

Blaydes (Right) With Older Brother
Blaydes (Right) With Older Brother

Looking at the academic records, he joined De La Salle Institute to complete a high school degree.

After earning a full wrestling scholarship, Curtis attended Northern Illinois University and later was transferred to Harper College.

Curtis with His Mother
Curtis with His Mother

Taking study and career at the same time was not easy at all. So, Blaydes didn’t continue his study further to focus more on his career.

Curtis Blaydes | Age, Height, and Physical Appearances

Curtis Lionell Blaydes, by his birth name, is quite famous for his nickname Razor. As of now, he is 29 years old, born under the sun-sign, Aquarius.

And from what we know, they are progressive, independent, intelligent, and idealistic.

Without exception, Razor is blessed when it comes to height and agility. He stands at 6 feet 5 inches(193 cm) and weighs around 86 kgs(189 lbs), further boosting his dominant presence.

Since his high school college days, Blaydes was always fit as an MMA fighter.

Blaydes Overall Look
Blaydes Overall Look

Being a fighter, Cutis looks exceptionally muscular with a large-size body, short limbs, and three-layer strong muscles.

He’s also involved in various training, cardio, and other fitness routines to have a healthy body. This is not easy at all, and can’t get with a single workout.

Similarly, his looks are incomplete with black hair and a black pair of eyes. We cannot uncover information on the MMA fighter shoe size, hobbies, and body measurement despite much research.

Razor Close-up Look
Razor Headshot

With American nationality, he belongs to African ethnicity. However, there is no information regarding the religion he follows.

Curtis Blaydes | Professional Career

Early Career

Curtis began his early career as a wrestler after joining De La Salle Institute. There he won the state title in his senior year with an undefeated 44-0 record.

His four-year overall record includes 95-18 with 121 takedowns. The young boy even played football at De La Salle Institute.

After joining Northern Illinois University as a full wrestling scholar, he scored a record of 19-2 as a redshirt freshman.

Later on, after transferring to Harper College, Curtis won NJCAA National Championship as a redshirt sophomore.

Blaydes Ready for the Match
Blaydes Ready for the Match

Thereafter, he chose to pursue his career as a professional wrestler rather than a study. So he began fighting in amateur mixed martial arts with an overall score record of 8-0.

Before signing to UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) in 2014, he won an overall score of 5-0 via TOK(Technical Knockout).

Professional Career

Razor began his professional career at UFC Fight Night 86, where he made his debut against Francis Ngannou on April 10, 2016. However, he lost the match at the end of the second round via TOK.

The same year on October 1, the young MMA fighter faced Cody East at UFC Fight Night 96. He won his first UFC Performance of the Night bonus after winning the match at the second round via TOK.

Razor on UFC Ring
Razor on UFC Ring

At the UFC Fight Night 104, Razor faced Adam Milstead, winning the fight via TOK, where Milstead suffered from a knee injury.

But later on, the result was changed to No Contest after Blaydes tested positive for marijuana. This incident took place on February 4, 2017.

On July 8, 2017, at UFC 213, the Chicago resident faced Daniel Omielanczuk, winning by unanimous decision.

Similarly, the same year on November 4 at UFC 217, Blaydes faced the fight against Alexey Oleynik, winning the fight due to the doctor’s advice.

During the fight with Oleynik, Razor got an illegal kick from the opponent fighter. Later on, after the doctor followed up and advised, the injury was not much deep.

With a unanimous decision on February 11, 2018, Curtis won the fight against Mark Hunt at UFC 221.

The same year on June 9, after facing Alistair Overeem at UFC 225, the American resident won the fight. The win earned him be Performance of the Night bonus.

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Curtis Blaydes | Loss & Victories

Sadly at the main event of UFC Fight Night 141, Blaydes lost the match after fighting with Francis Ngannou in the first round via TOK.

At the UFC Fight Night 148 on March 23, 2019, Razor faced Justin Willis (American professional MMA Fighter).

The young MMA fighter, Curtis, scored a knockdown in the second round after continually taking Willis down and controlling him. Moreover, with a dominant unanimous decision, Curtis won the match.

After facing Shamil Abdurakhimov on September 7, 2019, UFC 242, Razor won the second round via TOK.

With technical knockout in the second round, the Chicago resident won the fight against Junior dos Santos at UFC Fight Night 166.

The match took place on January 25, 2020. The year 2020 became a global pandemic due to Covid-19, a virus that affected many different people.

So all the matches of Curtis were suspended for a specified time.

Curtis Blaydes vs Alexander Volkov
Curtis Blaydes vs. Alexander Volkov

As soon as the pandemic became a little controlled on June 20, 2020, Blaydes faced a match against  Alexander Volkov at UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Volkov. Blaydes won the fight with a unanimous decision.

Apart from that, Blaydes was also supposed to fight with Derrick Lewis on November 28, 2020. However, him testing COVID positive postponed the bout, which he lost. 

As for his last fight, Curtis fought with Jairzinho Rozenstruik on September 25, 2021, at UFC 266, putting another win to his MMA record. 

However, he did suffer from an eye injury that occurred five minutes into the match. The seriousness of the damage led the game to be stopped at that moment. And thankfully, he had a successful recovery from it. 

Learn more about his career and next fight on Tapology.

Curtis Blaydes | Net Worth

Fans always want to know just how much Blaydes makes from his MMA career. Curtis is considered one of the wealthiest fighters. Moreover, his income source is from his MMA Career.

Most MMA fighters generally do not have a net worth of millions. But Razor falls in the category of those who have earned quite a massive amount with an MMA career.


Many sources talk about Razor’s net worth, salary, and income, but online estimates of his worth vary. He has won many games at UFC. The average salary of an American UFC player is around $138,000.

The MMA fighter has not revealed anything related to his assets, business, or endorsement. However, we have gathered the amount of money he has earned from various Fighting Championship.

In October 2016, after defeating Cody East in UFC Fight Night 96, he earned around $20,000. Similarly, in UFC 217, after defeating Aleksei Oleinik.

He was paid $44500, which includes $22000 for the show, $22000 as a win bonus, and $2500 as a Reebok sponsorship.

Moreover, in UFC 221, Razor earned $51,000, including $23,000 to show, $23,000 as a win bonus, and $5,000 as Reebok sponsorship for his victory over Mark Hunt at UFC 221.

Similarly, his presence on different social media sites has created a source for increasing his net worth.

Curtis Blaydes | Wife and Kids

This is the most awaited section for the readers, especially when you are a true Curtis fan. Everyone keeps waiting to know about his personal life as we get to see him only professionally on the ring.

Alexandria and Curtis Posing Together
Alexandria and Curtis Posing Together

Many MMA players have a love triangle of some sort. Many of them have a successful, long-lasting relationship, whereas some end in disaster due to different misunderstandings and work schedules.

However, Blaydes’s personal life is quite different from other players.

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A loving father

The Native American is not married and does not have a wife. But it doesn’t mean that he’s single.

He’s a family man living with his engaged girlfriend, Alexandria, and daughter Harlie. The Blaydes couple has yet to tie the knot.

Blaydes with Girlfriend and Daughter
Blaydes with Girlfriend and Daughter

The couples often share their pictures on social media sites captured when they were on vacation or date. Both Curtis and Alexandria have proved that marriage is unnecessary to be a family.

Their love relationship became stronger after Alexandria announced her pregnancy on 23rd February 2018 through her social media site.

Alexandria During Pregnancy
Alexandria During Pregnancy

Alexandria showed her happiness, mentioning that she feels more comfortable with herself and enjoys this new confidence in her life.

Both Curtis and his girlfriend share adorable pictures of daughter Harlie on social media sites and express their love.

Curtis Blaydes | Awards and Achievement

In the short period of his career, Blaydes has won few awards and won many fighting championships. Now let’s look at each of them.

  1. Performance of the night for two times (against Cody East on October 1, 2016, at UFC Fight Night 96 and against Alistair Overeem on June 9, 2018, at UFC 225)
  2. Most takedowns in a fight in UFC Heavyweight division history.
  3. NJCAA(National Junior College Athletic Association) HWT National Championship out of Harper College in 2012.
  4. NJCAA All-American out of Harper College in 2012.

Curtis Blayde | Social Media Presence

As an MMA fighter, Curtis is not new to exposure to a wide range of audiences. He has fans and followers all over the world who await his fight match on the ring. The UFC fighter has created millions of fans all over the world.

His popularity is equally seen on the internet and social platforms like that compared to his popularity in the real world. Blaydes shares the most important events and highlights of his life through Instagram and Twitter.

On Instagram, he’s available as razorblaydes265 making 194K followers. His account is well organized and looks clean. Similarly, he shares most stuff related to MMA fights and games.

One can see Razor posting pictures of his girlfriend and daughter spending time together. He has made around 2,438 posts till now.

Similarly, on Twitter, the MMA fighter is available as @RazorBlaydes265 making 52.9k followers with 1,433 tweets to date.

His Twitter feed is filled with his career-related activities. He joined Twitter in October 2014.

Blaydes is equally available on Facebook but is not active compared to other social media sites.

Some FAQs

When was Curtis considered as rank 2 in the UFC heavyweight rankings?

Curtis was considered as rank 2 in the UFC heavyweight rankings on August 18, 2020.

Does Curtis Blaydes stutter?

Yes, the fighter revealed in an interview that he suffers from a condition called ‘speech impediment or disorder’.

It is not anyway related to his career as a fighter and he manages to fight in the octagon against his opponent and his medical condition.

When did Curtis start his career in MMA?

Curtis started MMA fighting when he joined  De La Salle Institute.

What is the name of Curtis Blaydes’ entrance song?

The name of the song is Mortal Fight Theme. 

When did Curtis Blaydes get engaged with his girlfriend?

Curtis and his fiancée Alexandria were engaged on October 2, 2020.

Who is Curtis Blaydes’s manager?

Mata Leon Sports Management manages Curtis Blaydes. 

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