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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 ring 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 ring 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 advantage in power over Overeem, with a 66% knock out percentage over Overeem's 53%.
Alexander Volkov was the younger man by 9 years, at 32 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 less 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 19 less professional rounds, 86 to Overeem's 105.
Volkov vs Overeem form
Overeem had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Jairzinho Rozenstruik at UFC on ESPN 7 on 7th December 2019 by knockout in the 5th round at Capital One Arena, Washington D.C..
Previous to 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.
Going into that contest, he had beat Sergey Pavlovich at UFC Fight Night 141 on 24th November 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Cadillac Arena, Beijing, China.
Before that, he had been beaten by Francis NGannou at UFC 218 on 2nd December 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, United States.
He had defeated Fabr cio Werdum at UFC 213 on 8th July 2017 by majority decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
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.
Overeem's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.