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Who won Volkov vs Aspinall?
Tom Aspinall beat Alexander Volkov by submission in the 1st round, during the main event of UFC Fight Night London, on Saturday 19th March 2022 at 02 Arena in London.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Volkov vs Aspinall stats
Alexander Volkov stepped into the ring with a record of 34 wins, 9 loses and 0 draws, 22 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Tom Aspinall made his way to the ring with a record of 11 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 9 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Aspinall had advantage in power over Volkov, with a 82% knock out percentage over Volkov's 65%.
Alexander Volkov was the older man by 4 years, at 33 years old.
Volkov had a height advantage of 2 inches over Aspinall. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Volkov was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 30 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 5 years and 7 months earlier than Aspinall, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 79 more professional rounds, 96 to Aspinall's 17.
Volkov vs Aspinall form
Volkov had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Marcin Tybura at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.
Previous to that, he had been beaten 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.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Alistair Overeem at UFC Vegas 18 on 6th February 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had beat Walt Harris at UFC 254 on 24th October 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
He had lost to 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.
Aspinall had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Sergey Spivak at UFC Vegas 36 on 4th September 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Andrei Arlovski at UFC Vegas 19 on 20th February 2021 by submission in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Alan Baudot at UFC Fight Island 5 on 10th October 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Before that, he had defeated Mickael Ben Hamouda at Cage Warriors 107 on 28th September 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Exhibition Centre, Liverpool, England.
He had won against Sofiane Boukichou at Cage Warriors 101 on 16th February 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Exhibition Centre, Liverpool.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Alexander Volkov had been fighting more than Tom Aspinall.
Going to this contest, Alexander Volkov had last fought 7 months and 22 days ago, while Tom Aspinall's last outing had been 9 months and 17 days ago.
Volkov's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.4 rounds on average.
Aspinall's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.2 rounds on average.