The UFC returns to the O2 Arena in London with a Heavyweight headliner.
Former UFC Heavyweight kingpin Fabricio “Vai Cavalo” Werdum takes on up-and-comer Alexander “Drago” Volkov, in a fight that could determine who fights the winner of the Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier Heavyweight title match which takes place later this year.
Several other intriguing matchups are also set to transpire on the UFC Fight Night 127 card—the complete predictions & preview of which have been noted as follows—
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#1 Fabricio Werdum vs. Alexander Volkov
Fabricio Werdum may very well be the second best Heavyweight Mixed Martial Artist in the world right now, after current Heavyweight ruler Stipe Miocic.
Following his loss to Miocic, Werdum dropped a controversial decision to Alistair Overeem, however, apart from that, “Vai Cavalo” has looked every bit the killer he was initially hyped up to be. Volkov has mechanically proficient striking, and while he may be lacking in terms of one-punch KO power, he more than makes up for it with his accurate volume striking.
Volkov needs to keep the fight standing so as to edge this one on the judges’ scorecards, however, Werdum is likely to get the takedown halfway through Round 1. Look for Werdum to utilize his kicks at long range, and control this fight on the mat from time to time, en route to a decision victory.
Prediction: Fabricio Werdum def. Alexander Volkov via Decision