A beloved fan favorite, Tuivasa found himself on the cusp of title contention last year following a string of impressive knockout victories. Back-to-back knockout losses to Ciryl Gane and Sergei Pavlovich halted that momentum though, and now Tuivasa looks to stop the skid with a win over the highly regarded Volkov. And if he does, a “shoey” is sure to follow.
A former Bellator champion, Volkov made the move to the UFC in 2016 and he’s been a staple of the heavyweight top 10 ever since. Sporting a 10-4 record overall in the promotion, Volkov enters this bout off back-to-back knockout wins over Jairzinho Rozenstruik and Alexandr Romanov, and hopes to crack into the UFC’s top five with a similar win over Tuivasa.
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