The UFC is back with a Fight Night this Saturday and this time we have some incredible fights lined up. Not only is the main event set to be a hard-hitting battle between two unbelievably strong competitors, but there are also a few other fights that bettors should be keen to watch. Let’s go over the top three fights on the card:
Alexander Volkov vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik
The main event of the evening will be the battle between Alexander Volkov and Jarirzinho Rozenstruik.
Volkov is entering his second bout of the year and his first didn’t go very well. He fell in the first round to Tom Aspinall on a UFC card in London. As it stands right now, Volkov is holding onto an 8-4 record with all four of his losses coming against fighters ranked above him.
When it comes to his opponent, Jairzinho Rozenstruik (pictured above), he is in a similar boat. Over the course of his last six fights, he has switched back and forth between winning and losing, stopping at a 12-3 overall record. He has just two wins in his last five, though, and tends to struggle when he can’t knock his opponent out. 11 of his 12 wins are by knockout.
Both fighters seem to do well versus lesser competition but struggle against the upper echelon. That makes this a fairly even bout.
Dan Ige vs. Movsar Evloev
The co-main event is taking place in the featherweight division where Dan Ige will be going head-to-head with Movsar Evloev.
Ige has been going up against top talent over the course of the past few years. He’s been mediocre against the best of the best, going just 3-3 record in his last six. Those three losses all came to fighters ranked inside the top 10 in the division.
Evloev is no easy fight, though. He is undefeated in all five of his UFC bouts and hasn’t lost in the first 15 fights of his MMA career up to this moment. Not only can we expect to see another strong performance from Evloev, Ige offers him another chance to prove that he can hang around with just about anybody in there.
Alonzo Menifield vs. Askar Mozharov
Alonzo Menifield and Askar Mozharov have all the makings of a powerful MMA fight with the potential to end really early. Menifield has been a bit of a mixed bag since coming into the UFC. Out of his first seven fights, he mustered a 4-3 record. At 34 years old, he is hoping to use his ridiculously strong power and explosiveness to net himself another win in the Octagon. Eight of his 11 career wins have come via knockout.
However, Mozharov presents a tough battle. This is going to be his official UFC debut after a strong 25-7 record over his MMA career. Not to mention, he’s riding a three-fight winning streak. The challenge with fighters coming from other promotions is we don’t know the quality. A three-fight winning streak in the UFC is a stronger accolade than a three-fight win streak outside of it.
This has the makings of a hard-hitting slugfest and maybe even a finish that will wow if someone lands a strong shot.