Location,location,location. Normally when you hear those words it’s in reference to placing your business or home in the right spot. Today it has a different meaning for MMA veteran, and Las Vegas resident Christopher Curtis, who will now make his UFC debut tomorrow night at UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas as he replaces Deron Winn to take on Phil Hawes in a welterweight clash.
Winn was pulled due to a medical issue not related to this weekend’s fight. Curtis (26-8) takes on Hawes (11-2). Hawes is riding a 7 fight win streak into this bout.
Curtis who many in the MMA community feel should have been invited to the octagon years ago, especially after a stellar performance on Dana White’s Contender Series in 2018 has wanted nothing more than a chance to step in the octagon and prove that he belongs in the UFC.
Curtis is a well-rounded fighter that can handle anything headed in his direction. Striking, wrestling, grappling, BJJ, Curtis is versed in all the skills needed to compete with the best fighters in the world. His boxing, in my opinion, is his greatest attribute, but make no mistake if his opponent wants to go to the ground, Curtis is more than comfortable to do work there as well.
One of the reasons Curtis made the move to Vegas a few years ago was for just this reason. He knew that if an opportunity to fight on short notice for the UFC in Vegas arose, living in Ohio wasn’t going to get him there. So he loaded up his gear and made Sin City his new home.
Being in the right place at the right time has finally paid off for the self-proclaimed King of Combat Christopher Curtis, and you can be sure that tomorrow night Curtis is going to show the UFC brass, and fanbase what they’ve been missing all these years.
Christopher James has been in the MMA industry for 15 years, Working as a ring announcer for promotions like the XFC, Island Fights, Combat Night and Fight Nights Global during his career. Chris’ love for the sport and the athletes that partake in it led him to writing and doing face to face interviews with the athletes he admired and respected. Chris isn’t conventional by any stretch of the imagination, he has his own style, and takes pride in not being a “cookie-cutter” member of the media. Unique and sometimes controversial takes are what he brings to the table, forcing folks to think a little differently about the world of MMA. He also has a love for music as he has been a dj for 25 years and his love for music gets brought to the MMA world when he gets his guests to sing on his weekly show Cage Side with Christopher James which can be seen Wednesday nights on FACEBOOK LIVE, and soon via podcast.