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UFC Vegas 18 outcomes: Alexander Volkov ratings walk-off knockout over Alistair Overeem
UFC Vegas 18 released Alexander Volkov and Cory Sandhagen more detailed to title shots after they each scored outstanding triumphes on Saturday night in Las Vegas. Alexander Volkov makes declaration with knockout of Alistair Overeem Overeem began in a crouch in the UFC Vegas 18 centerpiece, offering Volkov less of a target. The 2 danced around for the opening number of minutes prior to Overeem split Volkov with 2 difficult overhand left punches. Volkov was pushing forward previously in the round, however a 3rd overhand from Overeem slowed his momentum. 3 minutes into the preliminary and Overeem had actually edged ahead, landing an uppercut and a body kick prior to Volkov suddenly knocked him to the canvas. Overeem covered to weather a couple of shots from Volkov, however the exchange sparked the Russian. Back on their feet, Volkov pushed forward and split Overeem with a tough shot that backed him into the fence. Overeem danced away, however Volkov kept pushing. He landed many punches in the subsiding minutes of the round, Overeem quiting the benefit he appeared to have previously in the frame. Overeem once again began low, however bit more than a minute into the round, he consumed numerous difficult punch mixes, Volkov bloodying and staggering him. 2 minutes into the round, Volkov landed a left hand to the temple that sent out Overeem reeling to the mat. The referee instantly actioned in to conserve Overeem from any additional penalty. Soon after the blockage, Overeem was still on his knees on the canvas. Volkov, in an incredible program of regard, joined him, putting his arm around the guy that he had actually when thought about a motivation. It was the most outstanding success of Volkov’s profession, following a surface of Walt Harris at UFC 254 in October. Ranked No. 6 entering into the battle, knocking out the No. 5 ranked heavyweight in Overeem, Volkov has actually put himself in a position of being simply a couple of triumphes far from a title shot, and he understands it. “It’s my time,” stated Volkov after the battle. “I want to fight for the belt for sure. But we’ll see, we’ll have some good fights in the future. We’ll see who is on my plate. But I surely want to take title shot.” UFC Vegas 18 outcomes: Alexander Volkov TKOs Alistair Overeem Cory Sandhagen lays Frankie Edgar out cold with a flying knee The co-main occasion was among the most expected battles on the card, however it lasted simply 28 seconds. Fans anticipated a war in between Cory Sandhagen and Frankie Edgar in a fight for a chance at the UFC bantamweight belt twisted around Petr Yan’s waist. Yan is presently concentrated on Aljamain Sterling, who is his next defense, however he much better have actually been taking notice of Sandhagen, who knocked Edgar out with a flying knee prior to the battle had actually actually gotten underway. “I was excited to show off my wrestling skills because everyone knows I suck at that, but I’ll take that,” Sandhagen stated after the battle. “I don’t want to watch that happen to (Edgar), but better him than me. That’s the game we’re in.” Though Sandhagen has a loss to Sterling on his record, it’s his only loss in his last 10 bouts. He now thinks he’s got the tools to get either Yan or Sterling. “I’m a different monster than when I fought Aljamain Sterling. He taught me some lessons. I know Yan is talking about fight TJ (Dillashaw) after that fight, if he even wins that fight. That’s garbage to me,” Sandhagen stated. “Fight me. I’m the next toughest guy next to Aljamain. If Aljamain wins, I owe him a nap. And he’s gonna get that nap. The winner of those two gets knocked out by me in July.” UFC Vegas 18 outcomes: Cory Sandhagen knocks out Frankie Edgar Clay Guida grinds out a win over Michael Johnson Neither Clay Guida nor Michael Johnson was anywhere near a title shot with a success at UFC Vegas 18. They were both at the opposite end of the spectrum, defending UFC survival. It was Guida who ground out a classic efficiency. The 2 went toe-to-toe for all 3 rounds, however it was Guida’s pressure and takedowns that separated them. Guida put a punctuation mark on the battle with a takedown late in the 3rd round, where he locked on a rear-naked choke. He could not sink the surface, however he controlled the last minutes of the bout, protecting a unanimous choice success. The win ended a two-bout skid for Guida, however put Johnson in a treacherous position, as he lost his 4th successive battle. UFC Vegas 18 outcomes: Clay Guida choices Michael Johnson TRENDING > Watch Kamaru Usman’s ‘Fight of the Night’ KO of Colby Covington ahead of UFC 258 UFC Vegas 18: Overeem vs. Volkov results UFC Vegas 18 Main Card Centerpiece – Heavyweight Bout: Alexander Volkov def. Alistair Overeem by TKO (punches) at 2:06, R2Co-Main Occasion – Bantamweight Bout: Cory Sandhagen def Frankie Edgar by KO (flying knee) at 0:28, R1Lightweight Bout: Clay Guida def Michael Johnson by consentaneous choice (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)Flyweight Bout: Alexandre Pantoja def Manel Kape by consentaneous choice (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)Lightweight Bout: Beneil Dariush def Diego Ferreira by split choice (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)Light Heavyweight Bout: Danilo Marques def Mike Rodriguez by submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:52, R2 UFC Vegas 18 Prelims Featherweight Bout: Timur Valiev def Martin Day by consentaneous choice (30-25, 30-25, 30-26)Catchweight Bout (160-lb): Devonte Smith def Justin Jaynes by TKO (medical professional’s blockage) at 3:38, R2Women’s Bantamweight Bout: Karol Rosa def Joselyne Edwards by consentaneous choice (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)Women’s Flyweight Bout: Lara Procopio def Molly McCann by consentaneous choice (29-27, 29-28, 30-27)Featherweight Bout: Seungwoo Choi def Youssef Zalal by consentaneous choice (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)Featherweight Bout: Ode Osbourne def Jerome Rivera by KO (punches) at 0:26, R1
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.