Sep 09 2023
Saturday

Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, Australia

Co-Main Event
3 rounds contest @ Heavyweight
14-5-0
Sub 2
Sub 2
36-10-0

The tape

31
Age
35
6' 2" / 188 cm
Height
6' 7" / 201 cm
75.2" / 191 cm
Reach
81.1" / 206 cm

Tape record

KOKOKOKOKO
Form
KOKOSUBUDUD
14
Wins
36
13
By KO
24
93
KO%
67
0
By SUB
3
0
SUB%
8
5
Loses
10
3
Stopped
2
1
Tapped
3
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2009
19
Bouts
46
29
Rounds
97
1 hours, 34 minutes
Fight Time
6 hours, 44 minutes

Tape rankings @ Heavyweight

6
UFC
7
-
Bellator
-
8
Tapology
6

Tai Tuivasa vs Alexander Volkov report

Who won Tuivasa vs Volkov?

Alexander Volkov beat Tai Tuivasa by submission in the 2nd round during the co-main event of UFC 293, on Saturday 9th September 2023 at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney.

The scorecards were announced in favor of the winner Alexander Volkov.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 265 pounds (18.9 stone or 120.2 KG).

Tuivasa vs Volkov stats

Tai Tuivasa stepped into the octagon with a record of 14 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Alexander Volkov made his way to the cage with a record of 36 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, 24 of those wins coming by knock out and 3 by submission.

Tai Tuivasa's UFC record stood at 8-7-0, while Alexander Volkov's came in at 11-4-0.

The stats suggested Tuivasa had a large advantage in power over Volkov, boasting a 93% knock out percentage over Volkov's 67%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Volkov had a slight advantage over Tuivasa, with a 8% submission rate over Tuivasa's 0%.

Tai Tuivasa was the younger man by 4 years, at 31 years old.

Volkov had a height advantage of 5 inches over Tuivasa. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.

Tuivasa was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 27 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2012, 3 years and 2 months later than Volkov, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 67 less professional rounds, 32 to Volkov's 99.

Tuivasa vs Volkov form

Tai Tuivasa had stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Derrick Lewis at UFC 271 on 12th February 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Toyota Center, Houston, United States.

Previous to that, he had beaten Augusto Sakai at UFC 269 on 11th December 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Greg Hardy at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Before that, he was victorious against Harry Hunsucker at UFC Vegas 22 on 20th March 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He had lost to Sergey Spivac at UFC 243 on 5th October 2019 by submission in the 2nd round at Marvel Stadium, Melbourne, Australia.

Volkov had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight before this contest, he had been beaten by Tom Aspinall at UFC Fight Night London on 19th March 2022 by submission in the 1st round at 02 Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had won against Marcin Tybura at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.

Going into that contest, he had been defeated by Ciryl Gane at UFC Vegas 30 on 26th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

Before that, he had beaten Alistair Overeem at UFC Vegas 18 on 6th February 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He had defeated Walt Harris at UFC 254 on 24th October 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Alexander Volkov had been fighting more than Tai Tuivasa.

Going to this contest, Tai Tuivasa had last fought 2 years, 2 months and 6 days ago, while Alexander Volkov's last outing had been 2 years and 30 days ago.

Tuivasa's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 6 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.6 rounds on average.

Volkov's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Tuivasa vs Volkov?

Tai Tuivasa was a 37/20 (+190) underdog going into the contest, while Alexander Volkov made his way into the ring at 11/25 (-230) with oddsmakers.

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