Now Here Admittedly, many of the scenarios that make up Blaydes’ best-laid plans are outside of his control. The only thing the 29-year-old can control is the first step, which involves him besting Alexander Volkov on Saturday in the main event of a UFC Fight Night card in Las Vegas.
Saturday’s UFC Fight Night main event features sizzling heavyweights Curtis Blaydes and Alexander Volkov, who have each won seven of their past eight fights. In the co-main event, featherweights Josh Emmett (15-2) and Shane Burgos (13-1) are set to square off.
Blaydes vs Volkov Live Streams UFC Fight Night
MMA Blaydes vs Volkov Live, Seventh-ranked Volkov (31-7) has won seven of his past 10, the lone defeat being a third-round KO at the hands of Derrick Lewis in a 2018 fight Volkov was winning on the scorecards. Volkov’s most recent victory was a unanimous decision over Greg Hardy in November.
Make no mistake, Volkov has enough elite tools to win this fight should Blaydes be off his game in any form. But there’s simply too much momentum and talent on the side of the 6-foot-4 Blaydes not to take him seriously as a strong favorite.
UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Volkov
• Saturday, Las Vegas
• Prelims: ESPN/ESPN+, 5 p.m. ET
• Main card: ESPN/ESPN+, 8 p.m. ET