UFC 254: Alexander Volkov Puts Away Walt Harris
Alexander Volkov's striking ruled the day against Walt Harris today, as the decorated fighter stopped the hard-hitting heavyweight.
Alexander Volkov returned to the win column in impressive fashion today at UFC 254, by stopping Walt Harris in round two.
Volkov came out pressuring and Harris fired some hard hooks while countering. Volkov planted a stiff counter right moments later. Volkov stung Harris with a nice jab not long after. Harris scored with big right in an ensuing exchange but Volkov continued to move forward. Late in the round, Volkov tagged Harris with a hard right that staggered him. Volkov followed up with a series of punches but Harris battled through it.
Harris feinted a level change moments in round two. Moments later, Harris dove in for a take down but Volkov shrugged it off. Volkov fired in a front kick to the solar plexus of Harris second later that hurt him badly. Volkov swarmed in with more punches and the fight was called. Impressive win for the former Bellator champ.
Volkov, who turned 32 today, was fighting for the first time since he lost via decision to Curtis Blaydes in June.
UFC 254 results
Here are the results for far for UFC 254, which is going down in Abu Dhabi.
Alexander Volkov def, Walt Harris via TKO (body kick & punches) R2, 1:15
Phillip Hawes def. Jacob Malkoun via KO (punches) R1, 0:18
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Lauren Murphy def. Liliya Shakirova via submission (rear-naked-choke) R2, 3:31
Magomed Ankalaev def. Ion Cutelaba via KO (punches) R1, 4:19
Tai Tuivasa def. Stefan Struve via TKO (punches) R1, 4:59
Casey Kenney def. Nathaniel Wood via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Shavkat Rakhmonov def. Alex Oliveira via submission (guillotine choke) R1, 4:40
Sam Alvey vs. Da Un Jung ends in split draw (28-29, 29-28, 28-28)
Miranda Maverick def. Liana Jojua via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) R1, 5:00
Joel Alvarez def. Alexander Yakovlev via submission (armbar) R1, 3:00