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Alexander Volkov-Cyril Gane Headline Upcoming UFC Event

Heavyweight contenders Alexander Volkov and Cyril Gane will headline Saturday’s UFC Fight Night event from Las Vegas.

Gane, ranked third, and Volkov, ranked fifth, will square off in a five-round main event live on ESPN+. 

Undefeated Gane (8-0, fighting out of Paris, France) is coming off his first successful UFC main event, having bested fellow contender Jairzinho Rozenstruik in February. The former kickboxer immediately turned heads upon joining the UFC roster in 2019, picking up sensational wins over former champion Junior Dos Santos, Don’Tale Mayes and Raphael Pessoa. Gane now hopes to continue his momentum with another high-level performance to stake his claim for a title shot.

Seasoned veteran Volkov (33-8, fighting out of Moscow, Russia) kicked off his 2021 campaign with a spectacular TKO victory over Alistair Overeem this past February. With 22 knockout victories on his resume, Volkov has also stopped former UFC champion Fabricio Werdum, Walt Harris and Stefan Struve in emphatic fashion. Volkov now has his sights on cementing his status as a title threat by handing Gane his first career loss.

In the co-main event, Tanner Boser and Ovince Saint Preux square off. 

Here’s a look at the rest of the card: