Two top-5 heavyweights will meet when Ciryl Gane faces Alexander Volkov because the headliner of the June 26 UFC card.
In accordance with an ESPN report, Ciryl Gane and Alexander Volkov have verbally agreed to battle each other on June 26 in what would be the second battle of the 12 months for each males. There isn’t a location for the occasion introduced but.
#4-ranked Ciryl Gane established himself as a top-5 UFC heavyweight in his unanimious-decision victory over Jairzinho Rozenstruik in February. There have been current rumblings of Gane combating Derrick Lewis subsequent, with each males publicly agreeing to battle, however the UFC has determined to pair Gane with Volkov as a substitute. This might maybe be as a result of the promotion is trying to hold Lewis out there for a possible title battle towards Francis Ngannou within the occasion they’re unable to come back to phrases with Jon Jones. Regardless, a victory for Gane right here would get the undefeated heavyweight one step nearer to a title battle himself.
Alexander Volkov has the identical alternative to get inside vary of a title battle. Significantly whether it is Derrick Lewis who certainly faces Ngannou subsequent, this battle might function a title eliminator for each males to see who will get the winner of that championship bout. Volkov most lately defeated Alistair Overeem in what would turn into the ultimate UFC bout for The Reem. “Drago” is presently having fun with a two-fight profitable streak and can look to make it three by handing Ciryl Gane the primary lack of his profession.
With this bout introduced, the present lineup for the June 26 Combat Night time card is as follows:
Ciryl Gane vs. Alexander Volkov
Ovince Saint Preux vs. Maxim Grishin
Anthony Hernandez vs. Punahele Soriano
Tim Elliott vs. Su Mudaerji
Michael Prazeres vs. Shavkat Rakhmonov
Justin Jaynes vs. Charles Rosa
Who do you are expecting will emerge victorious between Ciryl Gane and Alexander Volkov?