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UFC Vegas 30’s Alexander Volkov ready to secure first title shot: ‘I am thinking about it every day’ – MMA Root



Alexander Volkov is eager to secure his first shot at the UFC heavyweight title and it all starts tomorrow afternoon (Saturday, June 26, 2021) at UFC Vegas 30 live on ESPN + from inside UFC Apex in Las Vegas. , Nevada, when “Drago” meets undefeated contender Ciryl Gane in the main event.

Volkov, 32, has been a wrecking machine inside the Octagon lately. The towering Russian contender is coming off back-to-back knockout finals over Alistair Overeem and Walt Harris. In turn, Volkov’s record in the UFC is now 7-2, losing only to top contenders Derrick Lewis by a crazy comeback and Curtis Blaydes. It’s looked better every time we’ve seen it, win or lose.

Volkov is looking to capture even more hits this weekend against Gane. It is a difficult match, but a “Drago” feels ready to win.

“I worked on some special things just for Ciryl Gane,” Volkov said. “I was watching a lot of his fights, his videos. I feel like I did my homework very well. We’ll see what it will be like in the Octagon, but I feel great now. “

Certainly, Win will also bring some new tricks to the table. The undefeated contender has produced a 5-0 record inside the Octagon since his debut in 2019. With wins over Jairzinho Rozenstruik, Junior dos Santos and Tanner Boser, “Bon Gamin” has shown some really good shots along the way. Volkov aims to get the best out of standing exchanges and to show that he is a more complete fighter in all respects.

“(Win is) really talented,” Volkov said. “He has very good hitting skills; one of the best in our division. He’s also good at fighting and fighting, but I feel like I’m here to win. I feel like it’s a good fight for me, and I just want to show everyone that I’m better at everything. “

If Volkov is able to hand Win his first professional loss, then it very well could lead to a UFC title shot. Jon Jones and Derrick Lewis certainly have the inside track for a future showdown with reigning champion Francis Ngannou, but “Drago” would position himself near the top with a win this weekend.

“We will see how it will be,” Volkov said. “I don’t want to look (past him), but I’m ready for the title fight. I think about it every day, but for now I have to fight Ciryl Gane and show the best performance I can. “

MMAmania.com will offer LIVE coverage round by round, step by step, of the entire UFC Vegas 30 card HERE, starting with the ESPN + “Preliminary” bouts at 1 pm ET, followed by the ESPN + the main card start time at 4pm ET.

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