Alexander ‘Drago’ Volkov is firmly on the cusp of title contention via a precise, second round beating of the veteran former Dream, K-1, and Strikeforce champion, Alistair ‘The Demolition Man’ Overeem — earning him his second straight victory.

To open the first frame, Volkov backs Overeem up against the fence as expected with the latter hoping to land with a couple of counter overhand lefts of his own, as the Russian fires off some kicks. Countering Overeem, it seemed the Duthcman slipped as Volkov followed him to the canvas for a brief exchange. Shelling up as usual recently, Overeem ate some shots at the fence before the end of the first round.

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Measuring Overeem with some massive right hands in the second, Volkov began bloodying the veteran significantly. Landing another punishing right hand and then a left hook, Volkov dropped Overeem who turned away from more offence, with referee, Jason Herzog waving the fight off. Two wins on the trot for Alexander Volkov — this one arguably the most high-profile of his career to date.

Below, check out the highlights from Volkov’s composed finish over the iconic, Overeem

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