Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Lewis vs Volkov?
Derrick Lewis beat Alexander Volkov by , during the main card of UFC 229, on Saturday 6th October 2018 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Derrick Lewis.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Lewis vs Volkov stats
Derrick Lewis stepped into the ring with a record of 20 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 17 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Alexander Volkov made his way to the ring with a record of 30 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 20 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Lewis had advantage in power over Volkov, with a 85% knock out percentage over Volkov's 67%.
Derrick Lewis was the older man by 4 years, at 37 years old.
Volkov had a height advantage of 4 inches over Lewis. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Lewis was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 11 less fights, and made his debut in 2010, 11 months later than Volkov, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 17 less professional rounds, 79 to Volkov's 96.
Lewis vs Volkov form
Lewis 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 lost to Ciryl Gane at UFC 265 on 7th August 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at Toyota Center, Houston, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Curtis Blaydes 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 won against Aleksei Oleinik at UFC Vegas 6 on 8th August 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had beat Ilir Latifi at UFC 247 on 8th February 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Toyota Center, Houston.
He had defeated Blagoy Ivanov at UFC 244 on 2nd November 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Lewis' last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
Volkov's last 2 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 11 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 5 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.5 rounds on average.