Jun 20 2020
Saturday

UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States

UFC Vegas 3
5 rounds contest @ Heavyweight
13-2-0
UD 5
UD 5
31-7-0

The tape

31
Age
33
6' 4" / 193 cm
Height
6' 7" / 201 cm
79.9" / 203 cm
Reach
81.1" / 206 cm

Tape record

Form
13
Wins
31
10
By KO
20
77
KO%
65
0
By SUB
3
0
SUB%
10
2
Loses
7
2
Stopped
2
0
Tapped
2
0
Draws
0
2014
Debut
2009
16
Bouts
38
34
Rounds
77
2 hours, 9 minutes
Fight Time
5 hours, 17 minutes

Tape rankings @ Heavyweight

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UFC
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Bellator
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Tapology
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Curtis Blaydes vs Alexander Volkov report

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 31 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 50 less professional rounds, 46 to Volkov's 96.

Blaydes vs Volkov form

Blaydes had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.

In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Jairzinho Rozenstruik at UFC 266 on 4th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Derrick Lewis at UFC Vegas 19 on 20th February 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had beat Alexander Volkov at UFC Vegas 3 on 20th June 2020 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had won against Junior dos Santos at UFC on ESPN+ 24 on 25th January 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at PNC Arena, Raleigh.

He had beat Shamil Abdurakhimov at UFC 242 on 7th September 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at du Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Activity check

Blaydes' last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.

Volkov's last 4 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 9 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.3 rounds on average.

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