UFC Vegas 30 main event featured a heavyweight clash atop the HW division. Number 3 ranked Ciryl Gane took on Number 5 ranked Alexander Volkov. Gane was coming into the fight, with a clean record of 8 wins and no losses in his MMA career. He is coming off a victory against the dangerous Jairzinho Rozenstruik.
Alexander Volkov, on the other hand, is on a two-fight win streak. He is coming off a brutal TKO victory over former UFC fighter Alistair Overeem.
The pair exchanged leg kicks. Ciryl Gane caught Volkov with a nice jab. The pair kept exchanging strikes. But it was Gane who was landing the more significant strikes. Towards the end of the round Gane caught Volkov with a clean combo. 10-9 Gane
Once again they traded leg kicks. Strong left hand from Gane caught Volkov. Another left hand from Gane, after the pair exchanged leg kicks as usual. Strong head kick from Gane. Knee to the body from Gane. Strong right hand from Volkov. Gane responded with some strikes. Gane caught him with another jab. 10-9 Gane
Ciryl Gane just too fast for Alexander Volkov!
Left hand from Volkov. Strong left hand from Gane followed. He followed it up with another. Massive knee to the head from Gane. Clean jabs and a punch to the body from Gane. Massive uppercut from Gane. The pair exchanged kicks then. 10-9 Gane
Volkov began the round as the aggressor. Gane connected with a jab. Uppercut from Volkov landed. Volkov began connecting with a few shots of his. Takedown attempt from Gane. Strong right hand from Gane, and followed it up with a body kick. Big overhand right from Gane. They traded leg kicks as the round ended. 10-9 Gane
Both the fighters landed some significant strikes. Gane landed some clean elbows while Volkov connected with some jabs. Knees to the body from Gane followed. Gane was simply too fast for Volkov. Crisp jabs from Gane. Gane kept Volkov at bay constantly. An eye poke from Gane caused quite a long break. 10-9 Gane
Winner: Ciryl Gane def. Alexander Volkov via. unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 49-46)