Curtis Blaydes vs. Alexander Volkov – Fight, Stats, Highlights

Curtis Blaydes and Alexander Volkov faced each other in the heavyweight bout at UFC on ESPN 11: Blaydes vs. Volkov, which took place on Saturday, June 20, 2020, inside the UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. There were 13 fights on the card. You can view UFC on ESPN 11 results and fight bonuses. UFC on ESPN 11 card gave fight fans all they could ask for.

In the five-round main event, Curtis Blaydes defeated Alexander Volkov in round 5 by Decision – Unanimous. Here is what happened in the fight —

Both fighters launched over 340 strikes combined in this fight, 204 of the strikes were significant strikes. Significant strikes refer to all strikes but don’t include small, short strikes in the clinch and on the ground. There were 27 takedown attempts between the two fighters. Let’s look at each fighter’s stats below.

Curtis Blaydes full fight stats

Curtis Blaydes landed 71% of all his strikes. There were 34 of 60 significant strikes to the head, 7 of 9 body shots, and 28 of 30 leg kicks. Curtis Blaydes attempted 25 takedowns and landed 14. Here are all the strikes Curtis Blaydes threw and landed against Alexander Volkov.

Strikes Thrown
116 of 163 (71%)
Significant Strikes
69 of 99 (54%)
Head Strikes
34
Body Strikes
7
Leg Strikes
28
Takedowns
14 of 25

The current UFC record over the most significant strikes landed in a single UFC bout is 290.

Let’s take a look at how Alexander Volkov did against Curtis Blaydes.

Alexander Volkov full fight stats

Alexander Volkov was firing at a 72% accuracy, throwing 177 strikes and landing 127. There were 31 significant strikes, 22 of 62 landing to the head, 6 of 12 shots to the body and 3 of 3 leg kicks. Alexander Volkov went for 2 takedowns and landed 1.

Strikes Thrown
127 of 177 (72%)
Significant Strikes
31 of 77 (40%)
Head Strikes
22
Body Strikes
7
Leg Strikes
3
Takedowns
1 of 2

Curtis Blaydes won by Decision – Unanimous. The fight ended in round 5 at 5:00.

Results & Fight Totals

Event
UFC on ESPN 11
Date
June 20, 2020
Fight
Curtis Blaydes vs. Alexander Volkov
Winner
Curtis Blaydes
Method
Decision – Unanimous
Fight End
Round 5 at 5:00
Total Strikes Thrown
340
Significant Strikes Thrown
204
Total Takedowns Attempted
27

Did you know: Max Holloway holds a UFC record over the most significant strikes landed in a single UFC match at 290. He also holds a UFC record for the most significant strikes landed in one round at 134. He achieved both records against Brian Ortega during his successful featherweight title defense on December 8, 2018, at UFC 231 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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