Alexander Volkov vs. Walt Harris – Preview & Matchup Analysis

Alexander Volkov vs. Walt Harris fight preview

UFC 254: Nurmagomedov vs. Gaethje is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 24, 2020, in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Alexander “Drago” Volkov will take on Walt “The Big Ticket” Harris in the Heavyweight Bout. You can view the full UFC 254 card.

In this post, we will break down Alexander Volkov vs. Walt Harris matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats and more below ⤵

The 32-year-old, Alexander Volkov is coming in with a 31-8-0 record. Volkov will be fighting for the first time since a loss via unanimous decision against Curtis Blaydes at UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Volkov in June.

Harris, meanwhile, is coming off a KO/TKO loss against Alistair Overeem on June 20, 2020 at UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Harris and holds a 13-8-0 (1 NC) record.

Alexander Volkov vs. Walt Harris
32
Age
37
6′ 7″
Height
6′ 5″
250 lbs.
Weight
250 lbs.
80″
Reach
77″
31-8-0
Record
13-8-0 (1 NC)
Orthodox
Stance
Southpaw

Alexander Volkov has an orthodox fighting stance with a 80″ reach. The 37-year-old, Walt Harris is an southpaw fighter with a 77″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Alexander Volkov:
→ Volkov’s striking accuracy is 58%.
→ Volkov lands 4.65 significant strikes per minute.
→ Volkov’s takedown accuracy is 70%.
→ Volkov’s takedown average is 0.72 per 15 minutes.
→ Volkov’s takedown defense is 65%.

Volkov comes in with 58% striking accuracy, typically landing about 4.65 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Harris fires at 39% accuracy, landing about 2.97 significant strikes per minute. Alexander Volkov also has a 70% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 0.72 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Harris’s 0.32 takedowns and 72% takedown accuracy.

Walt Harris:
→ Harris’s striking accuracy is 39%.
→ Harris lands 2.97 significant strikes per minute.
→ Harris’s takedown accuracy is 33%.
→ Harris’s takedown average is 0.32 per 15 minutes.
→ Harris’s takedown defense is 72%.

Walt spent on average 6:41 minutes in the Octagon and Alexander has an average fight time of 16:06 minutes.

This looks like an interesting matchup, at least on paper. UFC 254 is live in , who do you think will win, Alexander or Walt? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC 254: Nurmagomedov vs. Gaethje
Date
October 24, 2020
Location
Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Matchup
Alexander Volkov vs. Walt Harris

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