Curtis Blaydes vs. Alexander Volkov – Preview & Matchup Analysis

UFC on ESPN 11: Blaydes vs. Volkov is scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 20, 2020, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Curtis “Razor” Blaydes will take on Alexander “Drago” Volkov in the Heavyweight Bout. You can view the full UFC on ESPN 11 card.

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

The 31-year-old, Curtis Blaydes is coming in with a 13-2-0 (1 NC) record. Blaydes will be fighting for the first time since a win via KO/TKO against Junior Dos Santos at UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Dos Santos in January.

Volkov, meanwhile, is coming off a unanimous decision win against Greg Hardy on January 25, 2020 at UFC Fight Night: Zabit vs. Kattar and holds a 31-7-0 record.

Curtis Blaydes vs. Alexander Volkov
31
Age
34
6′ 4″
Height
6′ 7″
265 lbs.
Weight
250 lbs.
80″
Reach
80″
13-2-0 (1 NC)
Record
31-7-0
Orthodox
Stance
Orthodox

Curtis Blaydes has an orthodox fighting stance with a 80″ reach. The 34-year-old, Alexander Volkov is an orthodox fighter with a 80″ 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.

Blaydes comes in with 51% striking accuracy, he typically lands about 3.74 significant strikes every minute. His opponent, Volkov fires at 60% accuracy, landing about 5.36 significant strikes per minute. Curtis Blaydes also has a 55% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 6.63 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Volkov’s 0.75 takedowns and 76% takedown accuracy.

Alexander spent on average 15:00 minutes in the Octagon and Curtis has an average fight time of 9:15 minutes.

This looks like an entertaining matchup, at least on paper. UFC on ESPN 11 is live in , who do you think will win, Curtis or Alexander? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC on ESPN 11: Blaydes vs. Volkov
Date
June 20, 2020
Location
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Matchup
Curtis Blaydes vs. Alexander Volkov

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