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All about the fight between Alistair Overeem and Alexander Volkov

All about the fight between Alistair Overeem and Alexander Volkov

All about the fight between Alistair Overeem and Alexander Volkov, another great fight for UFC Fight Night.

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This Saturday (6), MMA lovers can expect another great fight full of emotions. In this article you will find everything about the fight between Alistair Overeem and Alexander Volkov, valid for UFC Fight Night. The stage for this great event will be UFC APEX, in Las Vegas, in the United States.

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With the event full of great attractions, in addition to checking out the fight between Alistair Overeem and Alexander Volkov, sports fans will be able to follow other fights on the main and preliminary cards. 

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This fight will be valid in the heavyweight category. Both fighters are in the top six in the category and promise a great show.

Alistair Overeem

Alistair Overeem is a British fighter from London, who is 40 years old and started in professional MMA in 1999, is a veteran of the fighting world.
The Demolition, as he is called, is the 5th in the UFC heavyweight ranking and has an extensive cartel. So far, there are 47 wins, 18 losses and one no contest. Of their triumphs, 25 were by knockout, 17 by submission and 5 by decision of the judges. Regarding his losses, 14 were by knockout, 3 by decision and one by submission.
In addition, the fighter has also played 14 fights in kickboxing, having been victorious in 10 opportunities and having suffered 4 defeats.
Early in his MMA career, Alistair competed in competitions such as It’s Showtime, Rings, M-1 and the best known, Pride, in addition to other events. At Strikeforce, the Brit won the heavyweight belt.
Overeem's UFC debut came only in 2011, when he defeated Brock Lesnar by technical knockout. In 2012, after being caught in anti-doping, the fighter did not fight for the entire year.
In 2013, he was defeated in the fighting against Antônio Silva and Travis Browne. In 2014, he beat Frank Mir by unanimous decision, at UFC 169. Still in the same year, he was defeated by Ben Rothwell and emerged victorious against Stefan Struve. Even with the oscillations, the Brit placed himself among the great names of his category.
For the UFC, Overeem has 12 wins and 7 losses. In his most recent fights, he beat Augusto Sakai and Walt Harris in 2020, both by knockout. Now, The Demolition will go out of its way to triumph once again and dream of a possible title dispute.

Alexander Volkov

Alexander Volkov is a Russian fighter who is 32 years old, 8 years younger than his opponent. He is only one place below his opponent in the heavyweight category ranking, that is, he occupies the 6th position.
Called “Drago”, Alexander started his MMA career in 2009, adding 40 fights to his record. So far, there have been 32 wins and 8 losses. Of their victories, 21 were by knockout, 8 by decision of the judges and 3 by submission. The defeats were 4 by decision, 2 by knockout and 2 by submission.
Volkov got his start in MMA at events such as the M-1 Challenge, among other events. In 2012, he signed with Bellator MMA. In the event, he became the world heavyweight champion. In addition, Drago won the M-1 heavyweight.
His UFC debut took place in 2016, when Timothy Johnson beat the judges' decision. Subsequently, he managed to maintain a good streak of 4 consecutive wins. These triumphs were against Roy Nelson, Stefan Struve and Fabricio Werdum in 2017 and 2018.
Volkov's first defeat came in October 2018, at UFC 229, when he was knocked out by Derrick Lewis. Recovery came in 2019, when he beat Greg Hardy.
In June of last year, Drago was defeated by Curtis Blaydes. After that, he beat Walt Harris by technical knockout at UFC 254. Thus, just counting the fights for the UFC, it was 6 triumphs and 2 defeats.
Now, Volkov's goal is the same as his opponent's, to focus on victory and the dream of a shot at the title.

UFC Betting

The truth is that we expect for a big event, with great battles to take your breath away. The fight involving Overeem and Volkov promises to be very disputed and with a certain balance. However, Volkov retains some of the favoritism. Therefore, Bet365 has an odd worth @ 1.57 for the Russian's triumph. The odd available for Overeem's victory, on the other hand, can be found at @ 2.50.
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