Heavyweights Alexander Volkov, Ciryl Gane Top UFC Event on June 26

By Tristen Critchfield Apr 3, 2021

Alexander Volkov will square off against Ciryl Gane in the featured bout of an Ultimate Fighting Championship card on June 26.

ESPN was first to report the heavyweight matchup. The card does not yet have an official venue or location.

Volkov has been victorious in three of his last four UFC appearances. Most recently, the 32-year-old Russian dominated Alistair Overeem en route to a second-round TKO at UFC Fight Night 184 on Feb. 6. His UFC tenure includes wins over the likes of Walt Harris, Fabricio Werdum, Stefan Struve, Roy Nelson and Timothy Johnson.

Gane is unbeaten in eight professional outings — including five in the UFC. The Frenchman is coming off a five-round verdict over Jairzinho Rozenstruik in the main event of UFC Fight Night 186 on Feb. 27.

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