Shlemenko after Ngannou’s victory over Gan: “No offense to Volkov, but for Ngannou he is the most convenient opponent”

Shlemenko appreciated Volkov’s chances in a potential fight with Ngannou

Former Bellator middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko assessed the chances of Alexander Volkov in a potential fight with Ngannou.

“How would Ngannou fight Volkov? Maybe we will see this, – Shlemenko told SE after Ngannou’s victory over Gan. – Actually, I want to say that, in my opinion, Volkov will be more convenient for him. Well, probably, will be one of the most convenient fighters. No offense was said to Sanya, especially now Sasha has become larger and even slower than he was before. Of course, this is my opinion. The fight will show everything. I will be rooting for Sanya, but it seems to me that in a fight with Ngannou, he will be convenient for him.”

“Why is it convenient? I don’t want to reveal all the weaknesses of Sanya Volkov,” continued Shlemenko. “I think he knows them himself. For example, I also know this. Knowing exactly Sleigh’s weaknesses… Not all fighters who fight against Volkov’s Sleigh can realize themselves in Sledge’s weaknesses. But Ngannou is probably one of the best fighters. Rather, he has a weapon in his arsenal that best hits Sanya Volkov. I’m talking about impact, not about pressure. There is pressure too. This power and explosive speed never gave Sana any advantage. For example, the same Gun is more convenient for Volkov, because they are both karatekas, and there in their duel Gun was a little faster. He won the fight, but not to say that it was devastating. But Ngannou is dangerous because he can gouge. He has a mallet with one blow – powerful.

Ngannou defeated Gan by unanimous decision in the main event of the UFC 270 tournament, which ended on the night of January 23 in Anaheim (USA).

The next rival of the Russian Alexander Volkov will be the Briton Tom Aspinall. The fighters will headline the UFC Fight Night tournament on March 19 in London.