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Alexander Volkov vs Alexander Romanov report
Who won Volkov vs Romanov?
Alexander Volkov beat Alexander Romanov by during the co-main event of UFC Fight Night: Yan vs. Dvalishvili, on Saturday 11th March 2023 at The Theater at Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas.
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 Romanov stats
Alexander Volkov stepped into the octagon with a record of 35 wins, 10 loses and 0 draws, 23 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Alexander Romanov made his way to the cage with a record of 16 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 9 by submission.
The stats suggested Volkov had a large advantage in power over Romanov, boasting at 66% knock out percentage over Romanov's 38%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Romanov had a massive advantage over Volkov, boosting at 56% submission rate over Volkov's 9%.
Alexander Volkov was the older man by 2 years, at 34 years old.
Volkov had a height advantage of 5 inches over Romanov. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.
Volkov was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 28 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 7 years and 7 months earlier than Romanov, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 69 more professional rounds, 97 to Romanov's 28.
Volkov vs Romanov 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 defeated Jairzinho Rozenstruik at UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Rozenstruik on 4th June 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Tom Aspinall at UFC Fight Night London on 19th March 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at 02 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Marcin Tybura at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.
Before that, he had lost to 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.
He had beat Alistair Overeem at UFC Vegas 18 on 6th February 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Volkov's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
Romanov's last 4 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 1 month and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.3 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Volkov vs Romanov?
Alexander Volkov was a 13/10 (+130) underdog going into the contest, while Alexander Romanov made his way into the ring at 67/100 (-150) with oddsmakers.
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