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Who won Blaydes vs Volkov?
Curtis Blaydes beat Alexander Volkov by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest, during the main event of UFC Vegas 3, on Saturday 20th June 2020 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Curtis Blaydes.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Blaydes vs Volkov stats
Curtis Blaydes stepped into the ring with a record of 13 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Alexander Volkov made his way to the ring with a record of 31 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, with 20 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Blaydes had advantage in power over Volkov, with a 77% knock out percentage over Volkov's 65%.
Curtis Blaydes was the younger man by 2 years, at 30 years old.
Volkov had a height advantage of 3 inches over Blaydes. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Blaydes was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 23 less fights, and made his debut in 2014, 5 year and 1 month later than Volkov, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 45 less professional rounds, 41 to Volkov's 86.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Alexander Volkov had been fighting more than Curtis Blaydes.
Going to this contest, Curtis Blaydes had last fought 2 years, 5 months and 25 days ago, while Alexander Volkov's last outing had been 1 year, 10 months and 8 days ago.
Blaydes' last 4 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.
Volkov's last 4 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.3 rounds on average.