Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Volkov vs Harris?
Alexander Volkov beat Walt Harris by , during the main card of UFC 254, on Saturday 24th October 2020 at UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.
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 Harris stats
Alexander Volkov stepped into the ring with a record of 31 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, 20 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Walt Harris made his way to the ring with a record of 13 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, with 13 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Harris had a massive power advantage over Volkov, boosting at 100% knock out percentage over Volkov's 65%.
Alexander Volkov was the younger man by 6 years, at 32 years old.
Volkov had a height advantage of 2 inches over Harris. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Volkov was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 18 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 1 year and 10 months earlier than Harris, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 50 more professional rounds, 86 to Harris' 36.
Volkov vs Harris form
Volkov had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges 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.
Walt Harris had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Alexander Volkov at UFC 254 on 24th October 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Alistair Overeem at UFC Fight Night Jacksonville on 16th May 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, United States.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Aleksei Oleinik at UFC on ESPN 4 on 20th July 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at AT&T Center, San Antonio.
Before that, he had won against Sergey Spivak at UFC on ESPN+ 9 on 4th May 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, Canada.
He had defeated Daniel Spitz at UFC Fight Night 131 on 1st June 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Adirondack Bank Center, Utica, United States.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Alexander Volkov had been fighting more than Walt Harris.
Going to this contest, Alexander Volkov had last fought 7 months and 11 days ago, while Walt Harris' last outing had been 10 months and 24 days ago.
Volkov's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
Harris' last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.6 rounds on average.