The main card of UFC Vegas 18 is headlining the main event between heavyweight giants Alistair Overeem and Alexander Volkov. Overeem is ranked 5th in the Heavyweight rankings and Volkov is on number 6th in the Heavyweight rankings.
UFC Vegas 18: Alistair Overeem vs Alexander Volkov Preview
Alistair Overeem is one of the most decorated Heavyweights in UFC history. He made an impact with his debut by knocking out Brock Lesnar.
After that, he has fought battles with UFC’s greatest Heavyweight such as Frank Mir, Stefan Struve, Stipe Miocic, Mark Hunt, Fabricio Werdum, Francis Ngannou, and many others. He is currently on a two-fight win streak.
Overeem’s latest win came against Augusto Sakai at UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs Sakai. With a win against Volkov, he will look forward to one final title run of his UFC carrier before he finally decides to hang his gloves.
Alexander Volkov is one of the most dangerous emerging Heavyweight fighters of UFC. He won three of the last five fights. His recent win came against Walt Harris at UFC 254 in which he knocked him out in the second round of the fight.
With a win against Overeem, Volkov will make a statement in the Heavyweight division and will get one step closer to the title shot.
UFC Vegas 18: Alistair Overeem vs Alexander Volkov Prediction
Alexander Volkov is crowd favorite in this fight with betting odds -190 in his favor. ‘The Demolition Man’ Alistair Overeem is an underdog in this fight with betting odds of +160 in his favor. Overeem has fought many battles in his Heavyweight carrier but he is getting aged for sure.
Due to this, the crowd is supporting Volkov against Overeem who has fought over 60 professional fights in his MMA carrier. Let’s see whether the UFC veteran has it to pull this one-off.
Expected Result: Alexander Volkov def Alistair Overeem