The UFC returns to normal schedule after what has been a crazy three weeks dedicated to promoting and being heavily involved in ‘The Money Fight’ between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor. While many fans out there are desperate to watch some UFC action after an extended break; this card doesn’t pack respectable star power.
The main event of UFC Fight Night 115 will pit two giants against each other. 6’7″ Alexander Volkov will meet Stefan Struve who stands 7-foot tall in a fight that will make the octagon look tiny.
Volkov enters the main event at Rotterdam, Netherlands on a four-fight winning streak which includes a dominant victory over Roy Nelson. Stefan Struve also steps into the cage with some momentum after having recorded two consecutive victories.
Also featuring on the main card is a potentially explosive battle between Siyar Bahadurzada and Rob Wilkinson. Wilkinson will be making his UFC debut after racking up and impressive 11-0 record on the regional circuit.
Marion Reneau will face off with short-notice replacement Talita De Oliveira Bernardo. Bernardo looks to be largely under skilled relative to Reneau, and we are expecting a dominant performance from Reneau.
Leon Edwards will stand toe-to-toe with Bryan Barberena in a fight between two massive welterweights. Edwards and Barberena are always marching forward, so we can expect a bloody affair when these two meet inside the octagon this weekend.
It will be strange for Alexander Volkov not to have a height and reach advantage against his opponent this weekend at UFC Fight Night 115. Struve stands at seven-foot tall and will tower over Volkov. It’s not just about the numbers, though, it’s about how a fighter uses their range to maintain optimal striking distance. Volkov is far superior at working at an ideal distance between himself and his opponent, and he will find a home for his punches against Stefan Struve.
Alexander Volkov vs Stefan Struve
Alexander Volkov to Win
Saturday 2nd September – 5:00 pm (ET) / 9:00pm GMT
Main Card – 3pm ET / 7pm GMT
Alexander Volkov vs Stefan Struve – Main Event
Siyar Bahadurzada vs Rob Wilkinson
Marion Reneau vs Talita Bernardo
Leon Edwards vs Bryan Barberena
Prelims – 11:30am ET / 3:30pm GMT
Darren Till vs Bojan Velickovic
Felipe Silva vs Mairbek Taisumov
Mads Burnell vs Michel Prazeres
Desmond Green vs Rustam Khabilov
Francimar Barroso vs Aleksandar Rakic
Zabit Magomedsharipov vs Mike Santiago
Abdul-Kerim Edilov vs Bojan Mihajlovic