Volkov (30-6-0) is currently undefeated under the UFC banner, having defeated Timothy Johnson, Roy Nelson, Stefan Struve and former UFC Heavyweight Champion Fabricio Werdum. Volkov is also a former Bellator MMA Heavyweight Champion, having defeated Rich Hale to win the gold at Bellator 84. Volkov hasn’t suffered a defeat in nearly three years, with that last loss coming to UFC veteran Cheick Kongo at Bellator 139.
Blaydes (10-1-0-1NC) enters the contest riding a four fight winning streak, last defeating Alistair Overeem by third round knockout at UFC 225. Blaydes has suffered just a single defeat as a professional MMA fighter and that came to Francis Ngannou at UFC Fight Night 86. Blaydes has won just one of three bouts that took place on a “fight night” card, with that lone win coming over Cody East at UFC Fight Night 96.
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