Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) recently rubber-stamped its five-round heavyweight headliner for the upcoming UFC Fight Night event on Sat., June 20, 2020, locked and loaded for
Saskatoon UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Curtis Blaydes vs. Alexander Volkov.
Blaydes (13-2, 1 NC) is riding a three-fight win streak, which includes his technical knockout victory over former champion, Junior dos Santos, at UFC Fight Night 166 back in January. “Razor” has only been defeated by heavyweight power puncher, Francis Ngannou, and has otherwise been perfect inside the Octagon.
Volkov (31-7) rebounded from an upset loss to Derrick Lewis to hand Greg Hardy the first defeat of his professional mixed martial arts (MMA) career. “Drago” has won seven of his last eight and stands at No. 7 in the official rankings, four spots below Blaydes at No. 3.
Also getting their hands dirty on the June 20 fight card are bantamweight bruisers Raquel Pennington and Marion Reneau. In addition, Roxanne Modafferi and Lauren Murphy hook ‘em up at flyweight, while Tecia Torres and Brianna Van Buren throw down at 145 pounds.
The event is expected to stream entirely on ESPN+.