Volkov Lost To Blades In The Primary Fight Of The Ufc Tournament
The UFC Fight Night 173 tournament took place in Las Vegas. American Curtis Blades and Russian Alexander Volkov met in the main bout in the heavyweight division.
This fight was a chance to break into the ranks of the top fighters of the promotion for Volkov. Blades is the third number of the UFC heavyweight rating, and a victory over him would help Volkov take a serious step on the way to the championship title.
From the beginning of the first round, Blades tried to impose a fight on the Russian. Volkov is a pronounced drummer, and wrestling is not his strongest side. Therefore, the American's tactics were based on transferring the opponent to a takedown, in which he surpassed 14:1. On strikes, a bit stronger proved Volkov 127:116, but for victory, this was not enough. All three judges gave the victory to the American - 49:46, 48:47, 48:46.
Now Volkov has eight defeats and 31 wins, the Blades ' statistics are 14-2.