This Saturday (20th), the UFC will arrive once again at UFC Apex, in Las Vegas (USA), for UFC on ESPN 11. In the main event, Curtis Blaydes, third in the heavyweight rankings and Alexander Volkov (seventh), face off with an opportunity to dispute the title belt that is currently with Stipe Miocic. In the co-main event, Josh Emmett and Shane Burgos battle at featherweight. The event, once again, will happen behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic.
With one eye on the top of the division
The main event of this Saturday’s card at the UFC Apex, will be between heavyweights Curtis Blaydes and Alexander Volkov. Third in the division, American Blaydes comes from three straight victories. The most recent of which was over Junior Cigano Dos Santos by knockout in January this year. Blaydes’ last tasted defeat in 2018.
The Russian Volkov, currently seventh among the heavyweights, has four wins in five fights since arriving in the UFC. In his last octagon appearance, in November last year, he defeated Greg Hardy.
Main card highlights
In the co-main event, Josh Emmett and Shane Burgos also look to keep moving up the featherweight division towards a future title shot. Emmett is in eighth place, while Burgos is in tenth place in the rankings. Both come with straight victories and both want to increase their win streak even further.
For the woman’s bantamweight division, Raquel Pennington and Marion Reneau are looking to bounce back. The two prominent names in the division are coming from defeats. Penningon was beaten by former champion Holly Holm and Reneau lost to Yana Kunitskaya and Cat Zigano. Two more fights round off the main card. First the confrontations between Belal Muhammad and Lyman Good for the welterweight division and second Jim Miller x Roosevelt Roberts, in a catch weight fight of up to 72.5 kg (160 lb). The event, once again, will not have any Brazilian representative in action.
UFC on ESPN 11
UFC Apex in Las Vegas (USA)
Saturday, June 20, 2020
Curtis Blaydes defeated Alexander Volkov by unanimous decision
Josh Emmett defeated Shane Burgos by unanimous decision
Raquel Pennington defeated Marion Reneau by unanimous decision
Belal Muhammad defeated Lyman Good by unanimous decision
Jim Miller submitted Roosevelt Roberts via armbar in R1
Bobby Green defeated Clay Guida by unanimous decision
Tecia Torres defeated Brianna van Buren by unanimous decision
Marc-André Barriault defeated Oskar Piechota by technical knockout in R2
Gillian Robertson submitted Cortney Casey via a rear naked choke in R3
Justin Jaynes defeated Frank Camacho by technical knockout in R1
Lauren Murphy defeated Roxanne Modafferi by unanimous decision
Austin Hubbard defeated Max Rohskopf by technical knockout in R2