Mizuto Hirota (18-8-2) couldn’t get the job done against Alexander Volkanovski (15-1).

The opening bout on the main card of UFC Fight Night 110 featured a featherweight clash. Hirota and Volkanovski battled inside the Spark Arena in Auckland, New Zealand.

A leg kick from Volkanovski got the action started. He went high, but it was blocked. A right hand was there for Volkanovski, who moved in to push his opponent against the fence. He dropped Hirota and landed some heavy punches and elbows.

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Hirota was able to get back up, but found his back against the fence again. A spinning elbow landed for Volkanovski on the break. He was able to score a takedown. The fight resumed standing. It was a clear round for Volkanovski.

Early in the second stanza, Hirota opened up a bit more. Volkanovski’s pressure still flustered Hirota. He stunned his opponent and took him down. Volkanovsku whiffed a spinning back elbow and wound up on the mat, but scrambled and got back to his feet quickly. A hard right hand was there for Volkanovski. He ended the round in a dominant position.

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Hirota looked to have a sense of urgency in the final frame. He revved up his offense and grabbed a hold of his opponent. He couldn’t do anything with it. He got pushed against the fence. A knee to the body was there from Volkanovski. Hirota did a better job in round three, but it wasn’t enough to win the fight.

Final Result: Alexander Volkanovski def. Mizuto Hirota via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

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