The UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada hosts UFC Fight Night “Overeem vs. Volkov”. The 13-fight card is an ESPN+ exclusive.
The headliner number five ranked heavyweight contender, Dutchman, Alistair Overeem takes on number six ranked Alexander Volkov from Russia. Overeem comes in off back to back wins by TKO from ground & pound. Volkov has won eight on his last ten fights, four by knockout.
In the co-main event number 2 ranked bantamweight contender Cory Sandhagen squares off with former lightweight champion, number four ranked, Frankie Edgar.
A late change to the line has occured as Askar Askar is not medically cleared to compete, cancelling his fight with Cody Stamann. Mike Rodriguez versus Danilo MArques has been elevated from the feated prelim to the main card. The Justin Jaynes versus Devonte Smith bout is now the featured prelim.
- Heavyweight Bout: Alexander Volkov (33-8) def. Alistair Overeem (47-19) by TKO (punches) 2:06 R2
- Bantamweight Bout: Cory Sandhagen (14-2) def. Frankie Edgar (24-9-1) by KO (flying knee) 0:28 R1
- Lightweight Bout: Clay Guida (36-20) def. Michael Johnson (19-17) by (30-27 x3) unanimous decision
- Flyweight Bout: Alexandre Pantoja (23-5) def. Manel Kape (15-5) by (30-27, 29-28 x2) unanimous decision
- Lightweight Bout: Beneil Dariush (20-4-1) def. Diego Ferreira (17-3) by (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) split decision
- Light-heavyweight Bout: Danilo Marques (11-2) def. Mike Rodriguez (11-6) by technical submission (rear naked choke) 4:52 R2
- 160 lbs. Catchweight Bout: Devonte Smith (11-2) def. Justin Jaynes (16-7) by TKO (Dr. stoppage/ left eye closed) 3:38 R2
- Women’s Bantamweight Bout: Karol Rosa (14-3) def. Joselyne Edwards (10-3) by (30-27 x3) unanimous decision
- Women’s Flyweight Bout: Lara Procopio (7-1) def. Molly McCann (10-4) by (29-27, 29-28, 30-27) unanimous decision
- Featherweight Bout: Seung Woo Choi (9-3) def. Youseef Zalal (10-4) by (30-27, 29-28 x2) unanimous decision
- Featherweight Bout: Timur Valiev (17-2) def. Martin Day (8-6) by (30-26, 30-25 x2) unanimous decision
- Featherweight Bout: Ode Osbourne (9-3) def. Jerome Rivera (10-5) by KO (punch) 0:26 R1