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Blaydes vs Volkov UFC Fight Night Betting Preview

Curtis Blaydes

UFC Fight Night Blaydes vs Volkov

Latest Odds & Fight Info

Curtis Blaydes vs Alexander Volkov Betting Odds Blaydes -476.19 at Bovada | Volkov +330 at Bovada
UFC Weight Division Heavyweight Bout: Minimum weight 205 lb (93.0 kg; 14.6 st) | Maximum weight 265 lb (120.2 kg; 18.9 st)
When Saturday, June 20 – Prelims from 5pm, Main card from 8pm
Where UFC APEX – Las Vegas, Nevada
Watch Live ESPN+, UFC Fight Pass,, Kayo, BT Sport

Curtis Blaydes versuss Alexander Volkov UFC Fight Night Betting Preview

Curtis Blaydes has won three straight fights and has established himself as one of the top contenders in the UFC heavyweight division and a favourite of UFC betting fans. Blaydes will look to keep working his way towards a title shot with a win over Alexander Volkov this Saturday night in the main event of UFC on ESPN 11 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Curtis Blaydes UFC Betting Info

Curtis Blaydes (13-2) enters this weekend’s action as the No. 3 contender for the UFC Heavyweight Championship behind only Daniel Cormier and Francis Ngannou. Both of Blaydes’ losses as a professional have come against Ngannou back in 2016 and 2018; against everyone else, he’s 13-0 with 10 knockout wins. And at just 29 years old, the young heavyweight is still improving as he enters his prime.

Alexander Volkov UFC Betting Info

After going 24-6 through the first 30 fights of his professional career including back-to-back losses in Bellator, Alexander Volkov (31-7) returned home to Russia to train and to compete in the M-1 Challenge, where he won the M-1 Global Heavyweight Championship. Volkov has been a force since joining the UFC in 2016 going 5-1 with wins over Stefan Struve and Fabricio Werdum. His only loss with the promotion came against Derrick Lewis at UFC 229, but he bounced back from that one with a win over Greg Hardy in November.

The New UFC Heavyweight Era?

A new era in the heavyweight division is on the horizon. Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier will meet for the much anticipated third fight in their trilogy at UFC 252 in August, with Cormier seeming content to retire whether he wins or loses and speculation surrounding the 37-year-old Miocic’s retirement after the fight swirling as well. Ngannou is the clear next in line for a title shot, and the winner of this fight could be the next man in line.

Curtis Blaydes versus Alexander Volkov UFC Betting Prediction

Volkov’s height and reach advantages will give him a chance at an upset if he is able to keep this fight off of the mat. Unfortunately for him, Blaydes is too strong of a wrestler to allow this to happen. After a round or two of feeling out his taller opponent, look for Blaydes to eventually use his superior wrestling skills to earn a takedown and another ground-and-pound
win to solidify his position as the next contender for the UFC Heavyweight Championship after Ngannou gets his turn.

Blaydes vs Volkov UFC Betting Pick

Curtis Blaydes to win by KO/TKO

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