Alistair Overeem Headlines Feb. 6 UFC Fight Night Event Against Alexander Volkov

By: Tudor Leonte
Nov 12, 2020

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A heavyweight tilt between two respected veterans will headline the upcoming UFC Fight Night on Feb. 6.

On Thursday, ESPN broke the news that Alistair Overeem (47-18, 1 NC) will be facing Alexander Volkov (32-8) in 2021. The pair should have already met at UFC Fight Night 149 back in April 2019, but Volkov was forced to withdraw from the fight due to health issues.

Overeem is currently living a second youth at the age of 40. The former Dream and Strikeforce titleholder is 4-1 in his latest Octagon appearances, with the only loss at the hands of Jairzinho Rozenstruik at UFC on ESPN 7. After that crushing defeat, “The Demolition Man” bounced back on track by smashing Walt Harris at UFC on ESPN 8 and Augusto Sakai at UFC Fight Night 176.

The last time he competed, Volkov impressed with a second-round TKO victory over Harris at UFC 254. The former Bellator MMA heavyweight champion has alternated wins and losses the last few years. Before the UFC 254 victory, “Drago” dropped a decision to Curtis Blaydes at UFC on ESPN 11 but scored a decision over Greg Hardy at UFC Fight Night 163 back in November 2019.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has yet to announce the location of the UFC Fight Night in February. The card should also feature a pair of exciting 125-pound bouts between former divisional champion Nicco Montano and Karol Rosa and between Molly McCann and Lara Fritzen Procopio .

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