One to Watch at UFC Vegas 57: Chris Curtis

Chris Curtis (28-8) changed his tax bracket twice in just two months after two-straight stoppage wins in which he was a big underdog. Before entering the UFC, The 34-year-old’s reputation centered around not being signed by Dana White on The Contender series following a hook kick knockout. Additionally, he retired twice on one fateful PFL night. Curtis lost his first fight of the tournament and called it quits. However, hours later a coworker of his called out sick and Chris decided to fill in. After losing again he retired again.

Chris Curtis took a year off then unretired in 2020 and erupted onto a seven-fight win streak, six wins occurring in 2021. Upon entering the UFC, no one gave him a chance against Phil Hawes (12-3) who is regarded as a middleweight with all the tools to garner a belt. After dispatching him via R1 KO, Curtis followed up with another KO in R2 over top prospect Brendan Allen (19-5). He has Middleweight contenders on high notice already and with a win vs. JiuJitsu master Rodolfo “The Black Belt Hunter” Vieira (8-1) on Saturday, 6/25, at UFC Vegas 57 Chris could see a rank aside from his name next week.

Chris “The Action Man” Curtis | 28-8 | 5’10 185 lbs. | Age 34 | Reach 75” | Southpaw Stance | Fighting Out of Las Vegas, Nevada

Check out our highlights on fellow UFC Vegas 57 fighters >

Mateusz “Gamer” Gamrot

Shavkat “Nomad” Rakhmonov

Umar Nurmagomedov

Nathan “Mayhem” Maness

Rodolfo “The Black Belt Hunter” Viera

“Downtown” TJ Brown

JP “Young Savage” Buys

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