In the next Sunday night Central time starts seventh UFC after a two-month break caused by pandemic coronavirus. In Las Vegas (Nevada, USA) in the arena of promotion “UFC APEX” event will be held without spectators UFC on ESPN 11.
In the title card we see the fight between the two heavyweights of the top 10 Blades and Volkov.
Blades for his four-year career in the UFC stumbled twice, and both times on the Francis Ngandu, being stopped in two cases. In the octagon of the Blades has a good record of 9-2 with wins over such distinguished rivals as Alexey Oleinik, mark hunt, Alistair Overeem and Junior DOS Santos, whose “Razor” finished in the beginning of the year.
Wolves in his biography in the UFC has only one defeat. In 2018 derrick Lewis by knockout in the last seconds of the meeting, the deprived Russians of the title fight and ended his streak of four victories in the octagon. A year later, “Drago” closed defeat, understanding in Moscow with a former NFL football player Greg hardy.
Forecast for battle
The main question in this fight – as Volkov will be able to cope with the struggle of Blades? In the heavyweight division of the UFC there were many more skilled fighters than Blades – Brock Lesnar, Daniel Cormier and Cain Velasquez one of them, but Curtis holds the record for carried out the takedown in the history of the UFC division. When Blades just joined the UFC, his striking technique is far behind the skills of a struggle, but eventually he turned my “seems” is now a weapon that showed his battle against a first-class drummer DOS Santos, who Curtis “turn off the lights” in the second round.
Wolves, in fact, not met with really strong fighters after the defeat to Vitali Minakova seven years ago in Bellator. He managed to beat a strong Grappler Fabricio Werdum and Roy Nelson, but none of them had such takedown as the upcoming opponent. A good drummer Volkov in this pair has the advantage in the stand and the length of the distance, but to stop the takedowns Blades – an extremely difficult task. As soon as Volkov will be knocked down to the ground, he should not expect mercy. Besides, do not need to dismiss the “bomb” Blades, the opponent easier to hit strikes, when he is always waiting for your takedown.
Win Blades of TKO in the 2nd round
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