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UFC 254: Volkov vs Harris 10/24/2020 Predictions, Previews and Spread

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UFC 254 Volkov vs Harris 10-24-2020 Predictions Previews and Spread

UFC 254: Volkov vs Harris 10/24/2020 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is going to get their biggest fight card up and running this October 24, Saturday with UFC 254 happening at “Fight Island” aka Flash Forum, Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Pay Per View and UFC Fight pass are the best places to find and watch the entire event. The biggest draw is the undefeated MMA phenom Khabib Numagomedov defending his title against Justin Gaethje. In the main card, you have some heavyweight action going on as Alexander Volkov hoping to improve his ranking against Walt Harris. This is going to be a blockbuster matchup but the hard-hitting Walt Harris is picked by UFC Vegas Odds as the underdog against Alexander Volkov. 

UFC 254: Volkov vs Harris 10/24/2020

When: Saturday, October 24, 2:00 PM ET
Where: Flash Forum, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC 254: Volkov vs Harris 10/24/2020 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Alexander Volkov -200 Walt Harris +160

Main Card

Alexander Volkov

Alexander Volkov is a 31-year-old fighter and he came all the way to “Fight Island” from Moscow, Russia. He is known as “Drago” inside the MMA cage and sharpens his skills at the Strela Team. Volkov now owns a 31-8 professional MMA record and 20 of those wins came from knockouts. Drago stands at 6-foot-7 and he has been fighting in the UFC since November 2016. Since then, he only lost twice in six contests. His last registered fight happened in June 2020 as he headlined UFC on ESPN 11 facing Curtis Blaydes. It was a tough five rounds for Volkov and the judges ruled Blaydes as the winner by unanimous decision. 

Walt Harris

Walt Harris is a veteran fighter at 37-years-old and he carries the ring name of “The Big Ticket” He is from Homewood, Alabama in the USA and this six-foot-five fighter gets his training at SBG Alabama and Spartan Fitness. Harris has been fighting at the heavyweight division for his entire life and owns a 13-8 professional record. All of his wins are earned by way of knockout. Since fighting in the UFC, he has won six of his twelve fights given to him by the organization. His last match was the main event of UFC on ESPN 8 as he battled Alistair Overeem. In that match, Harris lost to Overeem as he got knocked out in the second round at the 3:00 mark and cutting his three-fight winning streak.

Volkov vs Harris Betting Numbers

Record 31-8-0 13-8-0
Last Fight Win Loss
Country Russia USA
Height 6’7″ 6’5″
Weight 250 250
Reach 80 77
Win by KO/TKO 65% 100%
Win by Submission 10% 0%
Decisions 26% 0%
Strikes landed per minute 4.65 2.97
Striking accuracy 58% 39%
Striking absorbed per minute 2.53 3.18
Striking defense 54% 56%
Takedown average 0.72 0.32
Takedown accuracy 70% 33%
Takedown defense 65% 72%
Submission average 0.20 0.20

Volkov vs Harris Betting Picks

Alexander Volkov has been the fighter that has youth and skills on his side. On the other hand, Walt Harris still can compete with the best but Online Sportsbook has him as the underdog against Volkov. This fight should finish early with both fighters testing their power with each other in the stand-up.