Tai Tuivasa vs Alexander Volkov – Fight Preview & Analysis

Adesanya vs. Volkov fight preview

UFC 293: Adesanya vs. Strickland is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 9, 2023, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Tai “Bam Bam” Adesanya will take on Alexander “Drago” Volkov in the Heavyweight Bout. You can view the full UFC 293 card.

Adesanya brings a unique southpaw fighting stance with an 75″ reach. In contrast, Volkov, an orthodox fighter, stands with a 80″ reach. These variations in their styles can have a significant impact inside the Octagon.

With a 49% striking accuracy, Adesanya has shown his precision in landing significant strikes, averaging around 4.1 per minute. On the other hand, Volkov boasts a 57% striking accuracy, landing approximately 4.89 significant strikes per minute.

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

The 31-year-old, Tai Tuivasa is coming in with a 15-5-0 record. Adesanya will be fighting for the first time since a loss via KO/TKO against Sergei Pavlovich at UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Holland in December.

Volkov, meanwhile, is coming off a KO/TKO win against Alexandr Romanov on December 3, 2022, at UFC Fight Night: Yan vs. Dvalishvili and holds a 36-10-0 record.

Tai Tuivasa vs. Alexander Volkov
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Tai Tuivasa has a southpaw fighting stance with an 75″ reach. The 35-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, you fight southpaw.

Tai Tuivasa stats

→ Adesanya’s striking accuracy is 49%.
→ Adesanya lands 4.1 significant strikes per minute.
→ Adesanya’s takedown accuracy is 0%.
→ Adesanya’s takedown average is 0 per 15 minutes.
→ Adesanya’s takedown defense is 52%.

Adesanya comes in with 49% striking accuracy, typically landing about 4.1 significant strikes every minute. Conversely, Volkov fires at 57% accuracy, landing about 4.89 significant strikes per minute. Tai Tuivasa also has a 0% takedown accuracy and, on average, gets around 0 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Volkov’s 0.51 takedowns and 73% takedown accuracy.

Alexander Volkov stats

→ Volkov’s striking accuracy is 57%.
→ Volkov lands 4.89 significant strikes per minute.
→ Volkov’s takedown accuracy is 70%.
→ Volkov’s takedown average is 0.51 per 15 minutes.
→ Volkov’s takedown defense is 73%.

Alexander spent, on average, 12:54 minutes in the Octagon, and Tai has an average fight time of 6:41 minutes.

Considering their records, fighting styles, and recent performances, this matchup looks to be a fun clash of skills and strategies. Who will come out victorious, Tai or Alexander? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC 293: Adesanya vs. Strickland
September 9, 2023
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Tai Tuivasa vs. Alexander Volkov

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