Alexander Volkov vs Marcin Tybura Odds, Preview and Prediction, October 30 (10/30): UFC
- Oct 28, 2021, 2:38:17 PM
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|Time (Main Card)||2:00 p.m. EST|
|Alexander Volkov money line||-300|
|Marcin Tybura money line||+240|
|Alexander Volkov||Marcin Tybura|
We have a solid fight in the Heavyweight division, as Alexander ‘Drago’ Volkov takes on the surging Marcin ‘Tybur’ Tybura. This will be Volkov's third fight in 2021, as he most recently lost to the current Interim Heavyweight Champion Cyril Gane. A fight where he just couldn’t outpoint Gane on the feet despite landing 115 significant strikes. Prior to the defeat, Volkov had won two straight. Meanwhile, Tybura strolls into this fight on a five-fight win streak. One in which has resulted in two consecutive finishes and performance bonuses. With a newfound confidence, the former M-1 Heavyweight Champion is starting to live up to the potential he had when he arrived in the UFC.
This is a great fight, as Marcin Tybura has an excellent chance to crack the Heavyweight division’s top five. At one point, Tybura was nearly cut. He lost four of five fights, and had been stopped in three of them. To bounce back like this and be on the precipice of being a contender is nothing short of resilience and belief. Tybura will most likely need to work-in his wrestling in this fight, as Alexander Volkov is one of the toughest strikers to stand across. Standing at 6’7 and with an 81’ reach, Volkov does an excellent job at keeping range and picking apart opponents. Landing nearly five strikes a minute, Volkov is one of the more high output strikers in the division.
As for a prediction, I have Volkov winning. The Russian is one of the best fighters in the Heavyweight division, and has only lost three times in ten UFC fights. Given those three losses have come against the #1 ranked Heavyweight Cyril Gane, #3 ranked Heavyweight Derrick Lewis and the #4 ranked Heavyweight Curtis Blaydes, I’d say Volkov truly has only been defeated by several of the division's best. In a fight in which I expect Tybura to wrestle, expect some success early. However, as the fight wanes, Volkov will get the timing down and batter Tybura on the feet. In the end, Volkov will grab a decision victory.
PICK: Alexander Volkov (-300)
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