Forecast for the main fight UFC Fight Night 184
The first UFC event in the United States in 2021 will be held on Sunday, February 7 in Las Vegas at the arena without spectators. UFC Apex will host UFC Fight Night 184, also known as UFC on ESPN+ 42 or UFC Vegas 18. In the card header, we will see an intriguing confrontation between two top heavyweights Alistair Overeem and Alexander Volkov.
No. 5 and No. 6 UFC heavyweight rankings Overeem and Volkov, respectively, will have a postponed bout.
Initially, they were supposed to fight in the main event of the UFC show in St. Petersburg in April 2019, but health problems prevented the Russian from performing at the home tournament then.
Overeem, 40, has won 4 of his last 5 bouts. In 2020, his record is 2-0 with knockouts of Walt Harris in the 2nd round and Augusto Sakai in the 5th. In the UFC, Overeem met the Russians twice, knocking out Sergei Pavlovich and Alexei Oleinik in a round.
Volkov has a 2-2 record in his last four fights. He began the 2020 competitive year with a unanimous decision loss to Curtis Blades, Drago closed the failure with a knockout victory in the 2nd round of the aforementioned Harris.
Prediction for the fight
Both are bright drummers. Only if Volkov often has difficulties on the ground, then Overeem feels much more confident on the surface.
Experience is on the side of Overeem, but at the same time, age cannot but affect. He is a more calculating striker and can defeat his opponent with a submission, but we assume that Volkov will be able to use his height and long limbs to stay at a distance and eventually bring it to his victory by a decision or a late finish of an exhausted veteran.
Volkov’s victory on points
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