Former Heavyweight Champion Favourite To Beat Volkov

Published on March 8th, 2018 11:38 am EST
Written By: Dave Manuel
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Mixed Martial Arts - UFC - Odds - Alexander Volkov vs. Fabricio Werdum - Favourite to win. The main event of this weekend's UFC event in England will see former Heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum take on rising talent Alexander Volkov.

There is plenty on the line, as a win for Werdum in this fight might secure him a title shot against the winner of Daniel Cormier v Stipe Miocic this summer. Fabricio Werdum has been discussed for a title shot for a while now, though an emphatic victory over Volkov would likely cement him a shot.

Fabricio Werdum is currently in the midst of a two fight winning streak that includes wins over Marcin Tybura and Walt Harris. Alexander Volkov, on the other hand, has won five fights in a row, including decision victories over Stefan Struve and Roy Nelson.


With a decided experience advantage, Werdum gets the edge in this fight, as evidenced by these odds:

Source: Bet365
Time Stamp: March 8th, 2018 11:22 am EST
Odds Subject to Change

Alexander Volkov, 2.88
Fabricio Werdum, 1.53

Fabricio Werdum is the former Heavyweight champion, so he is used to fighting under the bright lights of the main event.

In addition, Werdum is a well-rounded fighter, thanks to the immense amount of work that he has put in on his striking over the past number of years. There was a time when Werdum's striking was extremely suspect, though he is now one of the top strikers in the division.

We also can't forget about Werdum's grappling, which is some of the absolute best in the UFC.

This is going to be a great fight between an established fighter and a rising star.

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