UFC Fight Night: Werdum vs Volkov delivered a ton of action, and will perhaps go down as one of the 2018 calendar year’s most surprising fight cards in terms of high-paced, action fights.
Volkov emerged as a possible UFC Heavyweight title contender with a star-making performance against a game former UFC Heavyweight titlist Fabricio Werdum. Meanwhile, the co-headliner of the evening saw two Light-Heavyweight strikers battle in a barnburner.
Additionally, several other intriguing matchups also transpired on the card—finishes galore—the complete results of which have been noted as follows—
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#Main Card (UFC Fight Pass)
#1 Alexander Volkov vs. Fabricio Werdum
Alexander Volkov, who has previously served as Fabricio Werdum’s training partner, seemed to have expertly utilized his experience of handling the BJJ 'Vai Cavalo' , so as to beat the ex-Heavyweight kingpin.
Volkov defended Werdum’s submission attempts with excellent technique and, maintained his composure throughout the fight. His boxing was on point, as was his defensive wrestling.
Volkov busted up Werdum’s right eye, which was almost swollen shut heading into the 4th stanza of the matchup before, “Drago” landed the fight-ending uppercut that was followed by a single surgical ground strike that put Werdum to sleep.
Result: Alexander Volkov def. Fabricio Werdum via KO (Punches) (Round 4, 1:38)