UFC heavyweight number seven, Alexander Volkov, will return to the octagon on September 9 at UFC 293 in Sydney, and the Russian’s opponent will be Australian Ty Tuivasa, who occupies the sixth line in the division.
The organization of the fight was reported by informed sources close to the situation.
Alexander Volkov, 34, is on a two stoppage streak, finishing with TKOs in the first rounds of Jairzinho Rozenstruik and Alexander Romanov. Drago’s last defeat was in March last year, losing by armbar in the first round to Britain’s Tom Aspinall.
30-year-old Tai Tuivasa will try to get his career back on track after two defeats, losing by knockouts to Cyril Gan and Sergey Pavlovich. Prior to this, “Bam Bam” won five fights in a row, knocking out all his opponents.
Recall that the main event of the Australian numbered event should be a middleweight title fight with the participation of Israel Adesanya, who will defend his belt against the winner of the challenger fight between Robert Whittaker and Dricus Du Plessis.