Today’s UFC Vegas 30 event was headlined by a key heavyweight bout between perennial division contenders Ciryl Gane and Alexander Volkov.
Gane (9-0 MMA) was looking to keep his perfect record intact when he took to the Octagon this afternoon. The Frenchman was coming off a unanimous decision victory over Jairzinho Rozenstruik in his most recent effort, which had been preceded by a TKO victory over former UFC champion Junior dos Santos.
Meanwhile, Alexander Volkov (33-9 MMA) entered today’s UFC Vegas 30 headliner on a two-fight winning streak, this after scoring TKO victories over Walt Harris and Alistair Overeem in his most previous efforts. The former Bellator heavyweight champion had gone 7-2 since joining the UFC ranks in November of 2016 prior to tonight’s main event.
Tonight’s UFC Vegas 30 headliner went the full twenty-five minutes. During which time Ciryl Gane was able to get the better of Alexander Volkov for the majority of the five-round main event. The Frenchman showcased his elite level striking throughout the contest and ultimately was rewarded with a unanimous decision victory from the judges in attendance.
Official UFC Vegas 30 Result: Ciryl Gane def. Alexander Volkov by unanimous decision (50-45 x2, 49-46)
Check out how the pros reacted to Gane vs. Volkov below:
Just the facial expressions alone are telling a lot in this fight. #UFCVegas30
— Alan Jouban (@AlanJouban) June 26, 2021
Gane found his rhythm. He is pushing up the pace now. Impressive #ufcvegas30
— Volkan Oezdemir (@volkan_oezdemir) June 26, 2021
Karate sparing match @ufc
— Derrick Lewis (@Thebeast_ufc) June 26, 2021
Post fight reaction to Ciryl Gane defeating Alexander Volkov:
Ciryl Gane remains undefeated. Dominant UD win over the veteran Alexander Volkov. He’s likely 1-2 dubs away from a title shot at this point.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) June 26, 2021
Ciryl Gane is climbing the ranks while taking very little damage. Very impressive to do at heavyweight #UFCVegas30
— Below the Belt with Brendan Schaub (@btbshowtime) June 26, 2021
C’mon now… fix the gloves. #UFCPokeNight
— Dan Hardy (@danhardymma) June 26, 2021
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