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UFC on ESPN 11: Blaydes vs Volkov 06/20/2020 UFC Picks, Betting Predictions and Previews

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UFC on ESPN 11 Blaydes vs Volkov 06-20-2020 UFC Picks Betting Predictions and Previews

UFC on ESPN 11: Blaydes vs Volkov 06/20/2020 – There is no holding back the Ultimate Fighting Championship as they hold their third event for this month this June 20, Saturday with UFC on ESPN 11. This fight card will be held in the closed-door venue of the UFC Apex located in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fans can subscribe to UFC Fight Pass or Pay Per View to watch the matches live. The main event will feature third-ranked UFC heavyweight Curtis Blaydes up against the seventh-ranked Alexander Volkov. Both fighters are looking to improve their ranking to get closer to a title shot with current champion Stipe Miocic. Being the higher ranked fighter, it is normal for UFC Odds to pick Curtis Blaydes to prevail over Alexander Volkov in this matchup. 

UFC on ESPN 11: Blaydes vs Volkov 06/20/2020

When: Saturday, June 20, 9:00 PM ET
Where: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC on ESPN 11: Blaydes vs Volkov 06/20/2020 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Curtis Blaydes -365 Alexander Volkov +275

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Curtis Blaydes

He is a 29-year-old professional MMA fighter that came from Nowhere, Oklahoma. The “Razor” stands at six-foot-four and weighs in at 255 lbs. He trains at the Elevation Fight Team with a professional MMA record of 13-2. Ten of his victories were from knockouts. Curtis Blaydes has been in the UFC since April 2016 and he got a rude awakening by battling Francis Ngannou by being knocked out in the second round. He went on to win his five of his next six fights with the one no contest. He earned a rematch against Francis Ngrannou in November 2018 but the results were the same as he got knocked out in the first round this time. Blaydes won his next three fights with the last one was in January 2020 against former champion Junior Dos Santos in UFC Fight Night 166 via TKO in the second round.

Alexander Volkov

Alexander Volkov is a 31-year-old fighter that came all the way from Moscow, Russia and trains at Strela Team. He stands at six-foot-seven and weighs in at 240 lbs. He got the nickname “Drago” with his striking resemblance to Ivan Drago in the movie Rocky IV. Volkov now has a 31-7 professional MMA record with 20 victories by way of knockout. His UFC debut was back in November 2016 in UFC Fight Night 99 against Timothy Johnson which he won by split decision. He won his next three fights before tasting his first loss in the UFC against Derrick Lewis via KO in the third round. His last fight was registered in UFC Fight Night 163 in November 2019 which he won via unanimous decision.

Blaydes vs Volkov Betting Numbers

Record 13-2-0 (1 NC) 31-7-0
Last Fight Win Win
Country United States Russia
Height 6’4″ 6’7″
Weight (lbs) 265 250
Reach (inches) 80 80
Win by KO/TKO 77% 65%
Win by Submission 0% 10%
Decisions 23% 26%
Strikes landed per minute 3.74 5.36
Striking accuracy 51% 60%
Striking absorbed per minute 1.86 2.48
Striking defense 57% 58%
Takedown average 6.63 0.75
Takedown accuracy 55% 75%
Takedown defense 25% 76%
Submission average 0 0.2

Blaydes vs Volkov Betting Picks

With what Blaydes has been showing for the past years, his only blemish was running through a brick wall in Ngannou twice. His strength and knockout power are expected by Top Online Sportsbook to overwhelm Volkov and it should be a quick match.