“I’m thinking about Ciryl Gane, I’m not looking behind him,” Alexander Volkov expects a brawl against Gane at UFC Vegas 30

Alexander Volkov is focused on facing Ciryl Gane at UFC Vegas 30 right now, expects a heavy-hitting showdown at the fight.

Alexander Volkov and Ciryl Gane
Alexander Volkov and Ciryl Gane

The number 5th ranked UFC Heavyweight fighter, Alexander Volkov will enter the Octagon at UFC Vegas 30 to face the undefeated Heavyweight fighter, Ciryl Gane. Gane hasn’t faced even a single loss in his MMA career until now and Volkov expects a high action brawl against him.

In the UFC Vegas 30 pre-fight press conference, Volkov says, “This fight, I think it will be one of the best this year because it’s two big, really high-level striking fighters, and it’s going to be a really interesting fight,”

“I’m more excited with it because I look at him, he’s a really good striker, and one time I feel like I (will) meet him anyway. I think it’s a good time for both of us. I want to fight with anybody who uses their striking skills, but not their wrestling or something.” {H/T MMA Junkie}

Alexander Volkov continued, “That’s why it’s a good fight for me. I hope he will not go to wrestling after some punches hit him, and we will continue this fight in the standup.”

Although, Ciryl Gane is undefeated but he is comparatively much new in MMA than Alexander Volkov. He will be stepping into his 9th MMA fight at UFC Vegas 30, while Volkov has been the former Bellator champion.

The Russian mixed martial artist believes, his experience will help him to pull a win in this one. Volkov added, “Experience means a lot, but he has physically, mentally more (freedom) because he has never lost and hasn’t been in really hard fights,”

“I know what can happen in these long, hard fights, and he doesn’t understand that now. In this case, I have more than him because I was in different situations, and I came up from this to win, but he never feels this in the fight. In this case, I have more advantage than him. We’ll see how it goes in the fight.” {H/T MMA Junkie}

Alexander Volkov isn’t worried about the title shot right now

Alexander Volkov
Alexander Volkov

Alexander Volkov is coming into this fight riding a winning streak of two fights and if he managed to pull a win in this one, he’ll be having 4 wins out of his last 5 fights. This win can put him right into the title contention but he isn’t worried about it right now.

Francis Ngannou is targeted to face Derrick Lewis in September and Jon Jones is still lingering to face the winner of this fight. That’s why Volkov is only focused on Ciryl Gane right now.

He added, “Right now I don’t want to look after this fight, we’ll see how it will be. For sure this fight, (if) I have a good performance, I will be one of the contenders.”

“I am now one of the contenders, for sure, but we will see what will be after the fight, after Ngannou and Lewis. I don’t know right now. Just now I’m thinking about Ciryl Gane. I’m not looking behind him.” {H/T MMA Junkie}

Also Read: UFC Vegas 30: Ciryl Gane vs Alexander Volkov Prediction and Fight Preview.