Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Volkov vs Hardy?
Alexander Volkov beat Greg Hardy by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the co-main event of UFC on ESPN+ 21, on Saturday 9th November 2019 at CSKA Arena in Moscow.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Alexander Volkov.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Volkov vs Hardy stats
Alexander Volkov stepped into the ring with a record of 30 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, 20 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Greg Hardy made his way to the ring with a record of 5 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Hardy had a massive power advantage over Volkov, boosting at 100% knock out percentage over Volkov's 67%.
Alexander Volkov was the younger man by 1 year, at 32 years old.
Volkov had a height advantage of 2 inches over Hardy. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Volkov was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 31 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 9 years and 1 month earlier than Hardy, whose first professional fight was in 2018. He had fought 65 more professional rounds, 86 to Hardy's 21.
Volkov vs Hardy form
Hardy had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Marcin Tybura at UFC Vegas 17 on 19th December 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Maurice Greene at UFC Vegas 12 on 31st October 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Yorgan De Castro at UFC 249 on 9th May 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
Before that, he had been beaten by Alexander Volkov at UFC on ESPN+ 21 on 9th November 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at CSKA Arena, Moscow, Russia.
He had been beaten by Ben Sosoli at UFC on ESPN 6 on 18th October 2019 by unanimous decision in the 3rd round at TD Garden, Boston, United States.
Volkov's last 4 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.3 rounds on average.
Hardy's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 10 months and 30 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.