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Giant Russian heavyweight Alexander Volkov who lost to Tom Aspinall at UFC London proves he’s still a contender with a quick TKO win over Jairzinho Rozenstruik


In March, the O2 Arena erupted as Britain’s top prospect Tom Aspinall proved he was the real deal by knocking out longtime contender Alexander Volkov at UFC London.

The Atherton fighter dominated the striking exchanges before grappling to the ground and securing a first-round submission victory in front of a raucous crowd.

Aspinall beat Volkov in the first round last time out for a career-best win
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It was a win that many held in high esteem and earned Aspinall another spot in the main event – ​​this time against Curtis Blaydes at UFC London on July 23.

After just a few months, victory looks better than ever after Volkov confirmed he is still a legitimate heavyweight threat at UFC Vegas 56 last night.

“Drago” headlined the latest UFC APEX event against No. 8-ranked Jairzinho Rozenstruik, who holds wins over Andrei Arlovski, Alistair Overeem and Junior dos Santos.

The fight was expected to be tightly contested, but Volkov proved he was above Rozenstruik with a superb finish in the first round.

Volkov landed a huge straight right hand two minutes into the first round that badly rattled his opponent.

Rozenstruik attempted to take cover against the fence but was assaulted by a flurry of punches from his Russian rival.

Giant Russian heavyweight Alexander Volkov who lost to Tom Aspinall at UFC London proves he’s still a contender with a quick TKO win over Jairzinho Rozenstruik
The Russian heavyweight has proven that he is still one of the top contenders
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“Bigi Boi” fell to the ground before Herb Dean stepped in and waved off the fight, but some, including Rozenstruik, feel the veteran referee was too quick to call the fight.

“I’m a bit confused as to how the fight went and I’m disappointed it was called off,” Rozenstruik wrote on Twitter after the fight.

“It was definitely a troubling situation, but I was far from giving up the fight. Has anyone lay on the ground with their eyes closed? This is called a knockout. »

“Alexander and I just started exchanging heavy punches. The stuff you all wanted to see! Big up to Alexander Volkov for taking the fight. I have no noticeable damage and like to fight soon.




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