Taking main event status tonight, a potential heavyweight title-eliminator between the #3 ranked contender, Ciryl ‘Bon Gamin’ Gane and the #5 rated challenger, Alexander ‘Drago’ Volkov — as the victor attempts to move closer toward their premier title challenge under the promotion’s banner.
Undefeated as a professional with an 8-0 record, Gane most recently featured at UFC Vegas 20 in February of this year, where he scored a unanimous decision win over Suriname striker, Jairzinho ‘Bigi Boy’ Rozenstruik. The victory came as the Frenchman’s fifth consecutive Octagon win, following prior successes against former heavyweight champion, Junior dos Santos, and Tanner Boser.
Volkov, the victor of the Bellator heavyweight world championship back in December of 2012, has also managed to take home the M-1 Global heavyweight throne back in February of 2016.
Approaching his 10. outing under the UFC’s banner, Volkov most recently managed to score a second round knockout victory over decorated Dutch kickboxer, Alistair Overeem back in February at UFC Vegas 18.
In other notable triumphs for the Moscow native, he’s scored UFC wins against Timothy Johnson, Roy Nelson, Stefan Struve, former heavyweight champion, Fabricio Werdum, and Walt Harris.
UFC Vegas 30 Results: Gane vs. Volkov
Main Card: (ESPN+ 4 p.m. ET)
Heavyweight: Ciryl Gane def. Alexander Volkov via unanimous decision (50-45 x2, and 49-46)
Heavyweight: Tanner Boser def. Ovince Saint Preux via second round (2:31) TKO (strikes)
Bantamweight: Timur Valiev def. Raoni Barcelos via majority decision (28-28, 29-28 x2)
Featherweight: Andre Fili – Daniel Pineda ends in an official ‘No Contest’ due to an accidental eye-poke.
Welterweight: Tim Means def. Nicolas Dalby via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Lightweight: Renato Moicano def. Jai Herbert via second round (4:34) submission (rear-naked choke)
Preliminary Card: (ESPN+ 1 p.m. ET)
Light Heavyweight: Kennedy Nzechukwu def. Danilo Marques via third round (0:20) TKO (strikes)
Welterweight: Shavkat Rakhmonov def. Michel Prazeres via second round (2:10) submission (rear-naked choke)
Welterweight: Jeremiah Wells def. Warlley Alves via second round (0:30) KO (punches)
Light Heavyweight: Marcin Prachnio def. Isaac Villanueva via second round (0:56) TKO (body kick)
Bantamweight: Julia Avila def. Julija Stoliarenko via third round (4:19) submission (rear-naked choke)
Featherweight: Charles Rosa def. Justin Jaynes via split decision (30-27, 28-29, and 29-28)
Lightweight: Damir Hadzovic def. Yancy Mederios via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)