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UFC Fight Night 163 Volkov vs Hardy 11/09/2019 Odds, Picks and Predictions

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UFC Fight Night 163 Volkov vs Hardy 11-09-2019 Odds Picks and Predictions

UFC Fight Night 163 Volkov vs Hardy 11/09/2019 – UFC Fight Night 163 will be held at the CSKA Arena in Moscow, Russia. It will feature in the main event Zabit Magomedsharipov going up against Calvin Kattar. In the co-main event, it is Russian fighter Alexander Volkov going up against Greg Hardy. UFC Vegas Odds see that Volkov will prevail and giving the home crowd something to cheer about.

UFC Fight Night 163 Volkov vs Hardy 11/09/2019

When: Sunday, November 09, 2:00 PM ET
Where: CSKA Arena, Moscow, Russia
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 163 Volkov vs Hardy 11/09/2019 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Alexander Volkov -275 Greg Hardy +200

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Alexander Volkov

Alexander Volkov is nicknamed “Drago” after resembling the opponent of Rocky in the movie. Standing at 6-foot-7, he hails from Moscow, Russa and fights under Strela Team. He has 37 professional fights and won 30 of them. Known as a knockout artist, he has 20 KOs among his 30 victories. His last fight back on October 6, 2018, resulted in a loss where he was KO’d by Derrick Lewis. Before experiencing that loss, he went undefeated since 2016 in six bouts that include Roy Nelson, Fabricio Werdum, Stefan Struve, Timothy Johnson, Attila Vegh, and Denis Smoldarev, In those six victories three were KO wins, two were decisions and one was a submission. In this fight against Hardy, he is predicted to go early for the KO against his opponent.

Greg Hardy

Greg Hardy is an African-American fighter that hails from Millington, Tenessee, USA. He has been fighting under the American Top Team and mostly at the heavyweight division. Hardy started his MMA career in 2018 and took the MMA scene by storm being undefeated in 3 bouts in 2018. His only loss was a disqualification due to an illegal knee on Allen Crowder. He eventually picked it up and won in his next two bouts against Dmitry Smoliakov and Juan Adams—all first-round KOs. His last bout was supposed to be registered as a victory under him but it was overturned by MSAC because he was found taking illegal substances before his fight. Like Volkov, expect him to go fist-to-fist with his opponent especially in the first two rounds hoping for the early KO.

Volkov vs Hardy Betting Numbers

Record 30-7 5-1
Last Fight Lost NC
Country Russia USA
Height 6’7″ 6’5″
Weight 240 lbs 265 lbs
Reach 80 80
Win by KO/TKO 67% 100%
Win by Submission 10% 0%
Decisions 23% 0%
Strikes landed per minute 5.31 5.73
Striking accuracy 60% 56%
Striking absorbed per minute 2.39 1.80
Striking defense 56% 69%
Takedown average 0.86 0.00
Takedown accuracy 75% 0%
Takedown defense 75% 83%
Submission average 0.30 0.00

Volkov vs Hardy Betting Picks

Fireworks are expected between the two fighters as they would love to end their fights early. A slugfest of punches will be thrown by each fighter and hoping to land the early knockout blow. But UFC Live Betting has Volkov prevailing over Hardy. With the experience of Volkov in his 37 professional fights and putting a show on his country, he is expected to have the better chances to elude the punches of Hardy and even sneak in with a KO victory. It is unlikely that this will go a mile since both fighters are heavy punchers and will wear off each other as early as the first round. If this goes a mile to the judges’ cards, Volkov has a better chance of winning through the score. The safest bet here is Volkov knocking down Hardy than going through the judges.