Alexander Volkov and Alexandr Romanov are set to face off in a highly anticipated heavyweight matchup at UFC Vegas 71 on March 11.
The event, which will also feature a bantamweight bout between Petr Yan and Merab Dvalishvili as the main event, is set to take place at The Theater at Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas. Fans can look forward to an explosive night of action and excitement as two of the heavyweight division's top contenders go head-to-head.
Confirming the news first, sports journalist Marcel Dorff took to his Twitter handle and posted the following:
"🚨🚨HEAVYWEIGHT ALERT🚨🚨 Ranked heavyweights will meet on March 11th at #UFCVegas71 as #8 Alexander Volkov takes on #13 Alexandr Romanov at The Theater at the Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas."
Check out Dorff's tweet reporting the fight below:
Alexander Volkov comes into this bout with a slight edge in momentum
Alexander Volkov is set to make his return to the UFC octagon after a nine-month absence. The eighth-ranked heavyweight is coming off a first-round TKO victory over Jairzinho Rozenstruik in his last fight and has won 10 of his last 14 bouts. His professional record stands at 35 wins, including a remarkable 23 knockouts, three submissions, and one first-round finish.
Alexandr Romanov, on the other hand, is looking to make a comeback after recently suffering a decision loss to Marcin Tybura at UFC 278. The Moldovan fighter holds a unique record of four wins in 1:15 or less and currently has an impressive 16-1 record.
He has six wins coming via knockout, nine via submission, and 11 by first-round finishes. He is currently ranked 13th in the division and is looking to climb the ranks and make a name for himself.