Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Gane vs Volkov?
Ciryl Gane beat Alexander Volkov by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest, during the main event of UFC Vegas 30, on Saturday 26th June 2021 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 50-45, 50-45, 49-46 in favor of winner Ciryl Gane.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Gane vs Volkov stats
Ciryl Gane stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 8 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Alexander Volkov made his way to the ring with a record of 33 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, with 22 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Volkov had a large advantage in power over Gane, boosting at 67% knock out percentage over Gane's 38%.
Ciryl Gane was the younger man by 1 year, at 31 years old.
Volkov had a height advantage of 3 inches over Gane. Despite this, he had 2-inch reach advantage.
Gane was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 33 less fights, and made his debut in 2018, 9 year and 3 months later than Volkov, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 60 less professional rounds, 26 to Volkov's 86.
Gane vs Volkov form
Volkov had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Alistair Overeem at UFC Vegas 18 on 6th February 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Walt Harris at UFC 254 on 24th October 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Curtis Blaydes at UFC Vegas 3 on 20th June 2020 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, he had beat Greg Hardy at UFC on ESPN+ 21 on 9th November 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at CSKA Arena, Moscow, Russia.
He had lost to Derrick Lewis at UFC 229 on 6th October 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Volkov's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.