Alexander Volkov repositioned himself into heavyweight title contention with a pivotal choose over one amongst the division’s most prolific finishers.
Taking a leer to gain support within the choose column, Volkov (32-8 MMA, 6-2 UFC) confronted Walt Harris at UFC 254, which took space in October on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.
It used to be an aggressive originate from every men, as Harris got right here out firing. Volkov countered with about a solid shots of his bear, pressuring Harris against the cage with a range of strikes. In direction of the end of Spherical 1, Volkov wound Harris with a left hook, nevertheless Harris used to be ready to climate the storm by throwing heavy leather-essentially based mostly to gain out of wound’s ability.
Nonetheless in Spherical 2, Volkov saved his foot on the fuel pedal, at final touchdown a body kick that had Harris wincing. The Russian followed it up with a barrage of punches, stopping Harris applicable over one minute into the 2d round.
Volkov returns to action Saturday when he takes on Alistair Overeem (47-18 MMA, 12-7 UFC) within the major match of UFC Fight Night 184, which takes space at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
Sooner than he faces Overeem, relive Volkov’s attain of Harris within the video above.