UFC London Main Event Confirmed as Werdum vs Volkov

UFC London Main Event Confirmed as Werdum vs Volkov

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.

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

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