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Sport Alexander Volkov wins decision over Greg Hardy in UFC Moscow co-main event

01:20  10 november  2019
01:20  10 november  2019 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

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Alexander Volkov showcased a technical striking attack over three rounds to get the better of nearly every exchange against Greg Hardy in the UFC Moscow Showing no signs of ring rust after a long break between fights , Volkov was quick to establish his kicking game early with several stiff shots

Russian heavyweight Alexander Volkov saw off a gutsy Greg Hardy to claim a unanimous decision victory in their heavyweight co - main event at UFC Moscow . Volkov took a sweep of the judges' scorecards 30-27 after doing the cleaner work against a game but limited Hardy

Alexander Volkov got back on the winning track after over a year away from competition, Saturday in his home of Moscow. The Russian heavyweight contender dominated late replacement and UFC rookie Greg Hardy in the co-main event of the Moscow event and earned a unanimous decision after three rounds.

a woman with a racket: Alexander Volkov lands a kick vs. Greg Hardy at UFC Moscow on Nov. 9, 2019 at CSKA Arena. (Photo by Valery Sharifulin\TASS via Getty Images)© Provided by Oath Inc. Alexander Volkov lands a kick vs. Greg Hardy at UFC Moscow on Nov. 9, 2019 at CSKA Arena. (Photo by Valery Sharifulin\TASS via Getty Images)

Hardy last fought in October to a no-contest and replaced his American Top Team teammate Junior Dos Santos when the former world champion was pulled from the card with injury. The infamous former NFL player and convicted domestic abuser Hardy came into the fight having two of his first four UFC fights end in controversy.

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Controversial UFC star Greg Hardy will now take on Alexander Volkov at UFC Moscow , with the bout dropping down the card to the co - main event slot, and fans have With Hardy 's imminent arrival on the fight card, UFC officials have taken the decision to adjust the bout order at the top of the bill, with

“I used this time to my best ability,” said Volkov , who is set to return for the first time since facing Lewis when he takes on Greg Hardy in the co - main event of “I don’t have any problems with the break,” said Volkov , who had won all four of his UFC appearances and six straight prior to his fight with Lewis.

He lost his debut early in the year via disqualification for an illegal knee and had his Oct. 18 decision win overturned after using an inhaler in between rounds. He rushed into this bout with the top-10 ranked Volkov and fought aggressively from the start, appearing to not be daunted by the moment at all.

Hardy swung big, wide punches at Volkov’s head from the start, while the Russian took a more measured approach. Hardy attempted a takedown early in the fight and then pressed Volkov against the cage before the striker was able to free himself.

For his part Volkov used kicks to the body and head before landing straight punches to the head of Hardy. The two big men traded jabs throughout much of the rest of the opening period before Volkov clipped Hardy on the jaw and Hardy responded with a hard hook to the head.

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Greg Hardy set to fight Alexander Volkov in UFC on ESPN+ 21 co-headliner on 18 days' notice. 9 in the UFC on ESPN+ 21 co - main event . Dos Santos vs. Volkov previously had been booked as the A win over Russian contender Volkov , the No. 7 heavyweight in the official UFC rankings, no

Greg Hardy will take a decided step up in competition in his next fight . Hardy vs. Volkov shifts to the co - main event slot with the featherweight fight between Zabit Hardy ’s team plans to appeal the decision , but he’s not going to sit around and sulk with a chance to jump into a main event in just a

Volkov began the second round landing straight rear kicks to the body, keeping Hardy at bay. From there, Volkov connected with a lead roundhouse kick to the body.

Volkov continued to use his length to keep Hardy away for most of the round and punctuated the stanza with a check left punch that stunned Hardy.

Volkov began the final round with a push kick straight away and Hardy stormed in with punches that missed. The two once again traded jabs to the head while mostly circling into one another’s power.

Volkov then landed rear roundhouse kicks to the lead leg of Hardy before breaking the pattern and going high with a third kick, landing it to the head. A right cross and left to the head followed from Volkov, and Hardy responded with aggressive punches that missed their mark.

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Follow the UFC Moscow live blog for the Greg Hardy vs. Alexander Volkov heavyweight co - main event on Saturday in Moscow , Russia. Volkov is 13 months removed from a brutal knockout loss to Derrick Lewis at UFC 229 that snapped a six- fight winning streak.

Will Alexander Volkov be too much for Greg Hardy ? It wasn’t the main event the UFC had planned, but it’s one that should have greater implications for the future of the In both the Bochniak fight and his recent win over Jeremy Stephens, Magomedsharipov appeared to fade in round three, and the

Volkov soon landed a lead high kick to the head that wobbled Hardy, and followed up with lead leg kicks to the body and head in the final minute.

In the end, all three cageside judges scored the bout for Volkov with scores of 30-27. Afterward, he thanked his hometown crowd.

“I had a full year with a bad side of my career, but I’m back and I fought for every one of you,” he said.

The win improves Volkov’s record to 31-7. The defeat for Hardy is his second of the year and drops his overall pro record to 5-2-1.

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