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Who won Volkov vs Overeem?
Alexander Volkov beat Alistair Overeem by during the main event of UFC Vegas 18, on Saturday 6th February 2021 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Alexander Volkov.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Volkov vs Overeem stats
Alexander Volkov stepped into the octagon with a record of 32 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, 21 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Alistair Overeem made his way to the cage with a record of 47 wins, 18 loses and 0 draws, with 25 of those wins by knock out and 17 by submission.
The stats suggested Volkov had an advantage in power over Overeem, with a 66% knock out percentage over Overeem's 53%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Overeem had a large advantage over Volkov, boosting at 36% submission rate over Volkov's 9%.
Alexander Volkov was the younger man by 8 years, at 34 years old.
Volkov had a height advantage of 3 inches over Overeem. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Volkov was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 25 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2009, 9 year and 5 months later than Overeem, whose first professional fight was in 1999. He had fought 9 less professional rounds, 96 to Overeem's 105.
Volkov vs Overeem 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 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.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, he had won against Greg Hardy at UFC on ESPN+ 21 on 9th November 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at CSKA Arena, Moscow, Russia.
Before that, 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.
He had beat Fabr cio Werdum at UFC Fight Night 127 on 17th March 2018 by knockout in the 4th round at 02 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Alistair Overeem had stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Augusto Sakai at UFC Vegas 9 on 5th September 2020 by knockout in the 5th round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Walt Harris at UFC Fight Night Jacksonville on 16th May 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Jairzinho Rozenstruik at UFC on ESPN 7 on 7th December 2019 by knockout in the 5th round at Capital One Arena, Washington D.C..
Before that, he had won against Aleksei Oleinik at UFC on ESPN+ 7 on 20th April 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Yubileyny Sports Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia.
He had defeated Sergey Pavlovich at UFC Fight Night 141 on 24th November 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Cadillac Arena, Beijing, China.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Alistair Overeem had been fighting more than Alexander Volkov.
Going to this contest, Alexander Volkov had last fought 2 years, 1 month and 8 days ago, while Alistair Overeem's last outing had been 2 years, 2 months and 27 days ago.
Volkov's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 8 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.4 rounds on average.
Overeem's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
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