Alexander Volkov vs. Alistair Overeem to Main Event UFC Russia

Photo Credit: Per Haljestam/USA TODAY

Photo Credit: Per Haljestam/USA TODAY

A pivotal heavyweight matchup is set to main event UFC on ESPN+ 7 in St. Petersburg, Russia when #5 ranked Alexander Volkov battles #6 ranked Alistair Overeem on April 20.

Volkov (30-7) is coming off of a third-round KO loss to Derrick Lewis UFC 229 last October. Prior to his loss against Lewis, “Drago” had strung together a six-fight win streak that included notable victories over Roy Nelson, Stefan Struve, and former UFC heavyweight champion Fabrício Werdum.

Overeem (44-17-1NC) is coming off of a first-round TKO victory over Sergey Pavlovich last November. “The Reem” holds notable wins over the likes of Vitor Belfort, Mark Hunt (x2), Fabrício Werdum (x2), Brock Lesnar, Frank Mir, Junior dos Santos, Andrei Arlovski, and many others throughout an MMA career that spans all the way back to 1999.


MMA NewsStephen Jensen