The UFC returns to action Saturday evening with UFC on ESPN 11 at its Las Vegas Apex facility. The event is scheduled to open sometime after 5 p.m. ET with Austin Hubbard and Max Rohskopf facing off in a lightweight bout. The ESPN event concludes with a main event featuring heavyweight contenders as Curtis Blaydes and Alexander Volkov face off in the Octagon. The main card is scheduled to start at 8 p.m.
Blaydes is the a heavy favorite in this fight, opening at -295 and climbing fairly quickly. He’s 13-2 and in the midst of a three-fight win streak. He most recently beat Junior Dos Santos via second round TKO at UFC Fight Night 166 in January. His last loss came in November 2018, with a first round TKO at the hands of Francis Ngannou at UFC Fight Night 141.
Volkov is a long-time veteran of MMA, with a 31-7 record. His last fight was a unanimous decision victory over former NFL player Greg Hardy last November. Prior to that he lost to Derrick Lewis via third round KO at UFC 229 in October 2018.
Curtis Blaydes: -295
Alexander Volkov: +230
Curtis Blaydes: $9,400
Alexander Volkov: $6,800