Alexander Volkov suffered what had to be the most frustrating of losses against Curtis Blaydes on Saturday in the UFC on ESPN 11 key event.
Volkov’s (31-8 MMA, 5-2 UFC) wrestling protection failed to keep up against Blaydes’ (14-2 MMA, 9-2 UFC) takedown-heavy approach in the heavyweight headliner at UFC Apex in Las Vegas, as the Russian succumbed to a unanimous determination reduction.
It was the very first reduction of his kind under the UFC banner for Volkov. His only other octagon shortcoming came from Derrick Lewis in an all-time comeback the place Volkov was successful right up until getting knocked out in the ultimate seconds.
Some flaws in Volkov’s game had been surely uncovered by Blaydes. The upside for “Drago,” nevertheless, is that there aren’t an abundance of names in the division who will try to put into practice that solution. And Walt Harris (13-8 MMA, 6-7 UFC) looks like anyone who would be additional than prepared to exchange on the feet.
So what will come subsequent for Volkov? Watch the movie higher than for thoughts on evaluation on his foreseeable future right after UFC on ESPN 11.