01 Jan Curtis Blaydes vs. Alexander Volkov back on for UFC headliner on June 20
Curtis Blaydes and Alexander Volkov will meet each other on June 20 after all.
The heavyweight duo was scheduled to fight that night in the main event of UFC Saskatoon in Saskatchewan, but the card was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
With the event re-scheduled for a yet-to-be-announced location, the UFC has once again paired “Razor” and “Drago” for a five-round clash, the company announced Wednesday.
Blaydes (13-2, 1 NC) is on an impressive three-fight winning streak that includes knockouts over former champion Junior dos Santos and Shamil Abdurakhimov. The 29-year-old’s only losses have come against Francis Ngannou. Blaydes has stopped 10 of his other opponents since 2014.
Volkov (31-7) holds a 5-1 octagon record with wins over Fabricio Werdum, Greg Hardy, Stefan Struve, Roy Nelson and Timothy Johnson. In his pre-UFC days, the former Bellator heavyweight titleholder defeated the likes of Blagoy Ivanov, Brett Rogers and Ricco Rodriguez.
The June 20 UFC Fight Night card also includes Roxanne Modafferi vs. Lauren Murphy, Belal Muhammad vs. Lyman Good, Tecia Torres vs. Brianna Van Buren, Josh Emmett vs. Shane Burgos, and Cortney Casey vs. Gillian Robertson.