This could go either way, but it feels like Volkov is the better bet. If Lesnar is cleared and signed, he’ll probably fight Daniel Cormier for the belt. He’s a point machine and could easily be worth barely more than par. Generally, he relies on conditioning and toughness to outlast his opponent and minimize those defensive liabilities. https://www.espn.com/mma/fighter/_/id/2560713/derrick-lewis Unlike Werdum, Lewis is not hunting for submissions or controlling position: He weighs so heavily on foes that they cannot move ... and then he obliterates them. 1 fighter. If this is a long, drawn-out fight, Volkov will be a fighter you don’t want to be betting against. NJ/PA/WV/IN/NH/IA/CO/IL only. When we spoke with Greg about it, he told us if Derrick "Pillow Hands" Lewis could knock out AV, he'll be able to do it too. Harris has three UFC wins since 2018, all of which he ended before the bell for the finish of round two, yet he totaled under 30 significant strikes in each without a takedown. Volkov delivers a heavy dose of strikes, landing 4.65 significant strikes per minute. He’s 31-8 in his MMA career and 5-2 at the UFC level. Get TMZ breaking news sent right to your browser! Let’s take a closer look at the keys to victory for each man: Derrick LewisRecord: 20-5-1Key Wins: Francis Ngannou (UFC 226), Marcin Tybura (UFC Fight Night 126), Travis Browne (UFC Fight Night 105), Shamil Abdurakhimov (UFC Fight Night 102)Key Losses: Mark Hunt (UFC Fight Night 110), Shawn Jordan (UFC Fight Night 68), Matt Mitrione (UFC Fight Night 50)Keys to Victory: Lewis is not the most diverse fighter, but the results cannot be denied. Volkov's recent losses have come against two opponents that own extreme weapons. Derrick Lewis's power is a fight changer. Alexander Volkov: $8,600 Walt Harris: $7,600. If not — and there are plenty reasons that wouldn’t happen — the winner of this bout is likely the most deserving of a title shot. Proud Boys, Cops, Anti-Fascists Clash in Manhattan, Cop Drags Handcuffed Black Teen Over Concrete, Brad Pitt Campaign Ad Runs During World Series, ©2020 EHM PRODUCTIONS,INC. Khabib Slices Through Gaethje In Final UFC Fight. Volkov is coming off a unanimous-decision loss to Curtis Blaydes on June 20, and he has dropped two of his previous three fights. As for his opponent, Walt “The Big Ticket” Harris is 13-8 with one no contest in MMA. With 20 wins coming via knockout, Volkov also carries a fair amount of pop in his hands despite his high-volume approach. Highlights! ALL RIGHTS RESERVED, Download the TMZ App on the Apple App Store, Download the TMZ App on the Google Play Store. The Rays outfielder thought he had the jump on Clayton Kershaw, but he did not. Georges St-Pierre would never ask Khabib to return to fighting. Bottom Line: It’s a violent potential title eliminator. Hardy is fighting Alexander Volkov in Russia next weekend -- his first fight against a ranked opponent. Volkov has landed over 100 strikes in three of his seven UFC fights. ‘If He Wants To Come Back And Do It, Our Managers Will Talk’. The only person who seemingly has an issue with Khabib being dubbed the new pound-for-pound No. Volkov has landed over 100 strikes in three of his seven UFC fights. 1 fighter is the old pound-for-pound No. Predictions! Alexander Volkov: -182, (67% of action, 62% of bets)Walt Harris: +145, (33% of action, 38% of bets). Before that, he had two first-round finishes. 2 position in the rankings — but it’s generally been a lot of fun to watch. But if he does, a superfight between GOAT contenders could still be on the table. Of those three avenues to victory, the takedown seems best for Lewis. Chandler Wants Four-Man Tournament For Lightweight Belt. Volkov has little room for error here: he cannot afford to be dumped on his back or bombed on along the fence. Eligibility restrictions apply. Gaethje Believes Khabib Was ‘In A Bad Spot’ Before Submission Win. Derrick says he's 100% confident he'd smash Hardy in the Octagon and win by knockout. But, first Lewis has a big fight at UFC 244 this weekend -- taking on Blagoy Ivanov, the #8 ranked heavyweight. McGregor Willing to Face Either Tony Or Pettis If Khabib Bails, UFC 229 Clash: ‘Karate Hottie’ Vs. ‘Lil Bulldog!’, Khabib Nurmagomedov Red Eagle Hoodie With Foil, Sean “Sugar” O’Malley Multi-Graphic T-Shirt, Black UFC Fan Gear Pride Fighting T-shirt, Video: Watch Dagestan Go Crazy As Khabib Submits Gaethje At UFC 254, Odds Flip As Khamzat Becomes Betting Favorite Over Edwards, Adesanya Vs. Whittaker Is ‘The Fight That Makes Sense’. There’s certainly not an abundance of contenders at Heavyweight, but with Lesnar and Jon Jones potentially delaying things for the current crop of challengers, this is not the time for a setback. https://www.tmz.com/2019/10/31/derrick-lewis-greg-hardy-fight-ufc-244 https://www.allthebestfights.com/volkov-vs-harris-full-fight-video-ufc-254 “Drago” has only lost to #2 Curtis Blaydes and #4 Derrick Lewis in the promotion. Volkov’s current four-fight win streak has been incredibly impressive, capped off by a destructive victory over Fabricio Werdum. If this is a long, drawn-out fight, Volkov will be a fighter you don’t want to be betting against. However, losses to Blaydes and Derrick Lewis … Alexander VolkovRecord: 30-6Key Wins: Fabricio Werdum (UFC 229), Stefan Struve (UFC Fight Night 115), Blagoy Ivanov (Bellator 120), Tim Johnson (UFC Fight Night 99)Keys Losses: Vitaly Minakov (Bellator 108), Cheick Kongo (Bellator 139), Tony Johnson (Bellator 136)Keys to Victory: Volkov is among the best conditioned men at Heavyweight, a rangy kickboxer who breaks down opponentswith constant kicks to the legs and body. How public is betting and DFS considerations for Alexander Volkov vs. Walt Harris, Manny Margot gets thrown out trying to steal home in Game 5 of the World Series [VIDEO]. Watch UFC 254 full fight video highlights: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje earlier today (Sat., Oct. 24, 2020) live on ESPN+ PPV from "Fight Island" in Abu Dhabi, featuring the second-round submission finish by Khabib. There is a major X-factor when predicting the Heavyweight title picture, and his name is Brock Lesnar. Plus, winning eight of nine fights at Heavyweight is a seriously difficult task. Here are the splits for the method of victory at DraftKings Sportsbook for Alexander Volkov vs. Walt Harris at UFC 254 on October 24th: Alexander Volkov: $8,600Walt Harris: $7,600. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for full terms and conditions. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. It’s difficult to pinpoint what exactly makes Derrick Lewis such a successful fighter — “The Black Beast” has swanged-and-banged his way to the No. He breaks down pretty simple: Lewis throws explosive kicks at range, sometimes walks forward with massive power punches, and is downright brutal if able to gain top position. © 2020 EHM PRODUCTIONS,INC. 1, Midnight Mania! Call 1-800-GAMBLER (NJ/WV/PA), 1-800-9-WITH-IT (IN), 1-800-522-4700 (NH/CO) or 1-800-BETS OFF (IA). Find out what Justin Gaethje had to say after his submission loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 254. UFC 229 Fight Pass ‘Prelims’ Preview - Pt. Seeing as a potential title shot is on the line, the stakes are definitely high. Luckily, he does hold an absolutely massive advantage at range with his kicks, and that’s something Lewis has struggled opposite in the past. With Khabib Nurmagomedov retired, UFC will soon have a vacant 155-pound title. Alexander Volkov vs. Walt Harris full fight preview: Head-to-toe Heavyweight bout breakdown for UFC 254 ESPN+ pay-per-view (PPV) main card … In truth, Volkov is somewhat hittable and not particularly difficult to take down. Volkov has no problems maintaining his attack and generally does a better job of not leading with his face, so he should be able to avoid repeating “Hapa’s” mistakes. That seems a terrible plan against potentially the hardest hitting man on the roster. Volkov will enter as the far more experienced fighter. He’s also a strike-heavy fighter, landing 2.97 significant blows per minute. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight sluggers Derrick Lewis and Alexander Volkov will scrap this Saturday (Oct. 6, 2018) at UFC 229 inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Alexander Volkov and Walt Harris meet in a heavyweight bout on the main card of UFC 254 on October 24th. 21+ (18+ NH). Volkov is the only good pre-fight DFS bet.If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL). "I'm guessing he doesn't have that much oxygen in his head," Lewis said. He actually has more bouts at the UFC level, entering with a 6-7 record with a no contest. Most notably, Travis Browne only need a couple kicks to the belly to have Lewis covering up along the fence, clutching his gut and waiting for the pain to subside. Tuivasa Celebrates UFC 254 Win By ... Wetting His Bed. He connects on just 39 percent of his attempts. The Russian has been steadily living up to his potential as of late, closing in on a potential title shot. One Michael Chandler would like to see filled by a tournament. Stipe Miocic and Curtis Blaydes won’t like that, but they can always fight each other about it. Curtis Blaydes has some of the best takedowns in the division. Defending 56 percent of his opponent’s strikes, Harris is coming off a loss in which Alistair Overeem dominated him in May. Volkov throws a lot of kicks to maintain range, and catching kicks is likely Lewis’ favorite way to gain top position. On the main card of UFC 254, #7 Alexander Volkov will take on #10 Walt Harris in a heavyweight bout live this Saturday from Fight Island in Abu Dhabi and available on pay-per-view via ESPN+. "If he can get through Volkov, which I don't think he would, then for sure I would like to fight him next.". Waiting for your permission to load the comments. Here are the betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Alexander Volkov vs. Walt Harris at UFC 254 on October 24th.
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