Just one day before tickets go on general sale, we have a main event confirmed for UFC London.
The headline bout will see veteran heavyweight contender Fabricio Werdum face off with number 7 ranked heavyweight Alexander Volkov. UFC Europe annouced the news on their Twitter feed this afternoon.
— UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) February 1, 2018
Werdum will likely be hoping that a victory over Volkov will maintain his momentum toward the title shot he believes he deserves. His last two fights have ended with his hand raised as the winner with a quick submission victory over last second stand in Walt Harris and a decision win over Marcin Tybura. While there is no denying that toppling the 6’7″ Volkov would be an impressive feat, Werdum is still without a win against anyone currently in the top 5 since defeating Cain Velasquez in 2015.
Volkov is riding a 5 fight winning streak with victories over Stefan Struve and Roy Nelson in his last two fights. Should he emerge victorious against Werdum, it would catapult him into the top 5 and certainly put him in a position for a shot at the belt in the very near future.
The full line up for UFC London is as follows;
Fabricio Werdum vs. Alexander Volkov
Jimi Manuwa vs. Jan Blachowicz
Leon Edwards vs. Peter Sobotta
Mark Godbeer vs. Dmitriy Sosnovskiy
Paul Craig vs. Magomed Ankalaev
Alex Reyes vs. Nasrat Haqparast
Rustam Khabilov vs. Kajan Johnson
John Phillips vs. Charles Byrd
Jack Marshman vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos
Danny Roberts vs. Oliver Enkamp
Danny Henry vs. Hakeem Dawodu