Ciryl Gane vs. Alexander Volkov brought a slugfest in their fight.
The showdown served as the main event of the UFC Vegas 30 event on Saturday night (June 26, 2021) from Las Vegas, Nevada at the UFC Apex facility.
As seen in the fight, Gane used leg kicks throughout and was getting the better of Volkov, who had a big bruise on his left leg. Gane had a really nice jab and found a home for it throughout the fight. In the second round, Gane landed a hard knee strike to the gut. Volkov became tentative to come in.
Gane picked up the pace in the third round as Volkov slowed down. Volkov started to let his hands go in the fourth and fifth rounds. It just seemed a little too late for him. Gane was just too much for Volkov. Gane was awarded the decision win.
This was an important contest for both guys. Gane established himself as a top-5 UFC heavyweight in his unanimious decision victory over Jairzinho Rozenstruik in February. Volkov most recently defeated Alistair Overeem in what would turn out to be the final UFC bout for the legendary fighter.
Let’s see how the fighters reacted to the outcome of this fight:
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