On Saturday, March 17, the Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to the O2 Arena in London, England, for UFC Fight Night 127: Werdum vs. Volkov.

The main event features perennial top-five heavyweight Fabricio Werdum against the surging Alexander Volkov. Werdum has won three out of his last four fights. The Brazilian seems primed to finally receive a rematch with Stipe Miocic for the UFC heavyweight title, but only if he gets past Volkov. This will not be an easy task. The Russian is undefeated in his three-fight UFC career, with wins over the likes of Roy Nelson and Stefan Struve. Volkov is also a former Bellator heavyweight champion, so he is definitely more than just a stepping stone for Werdum to finally receive another title shot.

The co-headliner is an actual rematch. Jimi Manuwa and Jan Błachowicz run it back from their first meeting in 2015. Manuwa is coming off a first-round knockout loss to former light heavyweight title contender Volkan Oezdemir, but he is still very much in the mix in the title conversation for a shallow 205-pound division. Manuwa edged out Błachowicz on the scorecards in their first meeting. Błachowicz will seek retribution on Saturday night.

The preliminary card begins at 1:45 p.m. ET on Saturday, March 17, on UFC Fight Pass. The main card follows at 5 p.m. ET. Check back following the event for the full results.

For the full results of the event, click here.

Above is live video of the event’s post-fight press conference which kicks off approximately 30 minutes after the main event between Werdum and Volkov comes to a close (courtesy of the UFC).

FULL RESULTS
Fabrício Werdum vs. Alexander Volkov
Jimi Manuwa vs. Jan Błachowicz
Tom Duquesnoy vs. Terrion Ware
Leon Edwards vs. Peter Sobotta
John Phillips vs. Charles Byrd
Danny Roberts vs. Oliver Enkamp
Brad Scott vs. Jack Marshman
Hakeem Dawodu vs. Danny Henry
Magomed Ankalaev vs. Paul Craig
Kajan Johnson vs. Stevie Ray
Mark Godbeer vs. Dmitry Sosnovskiy
Nasrat Haqparast vs. Nad Narimani

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Dan Kuhl has been following MMA since the first Ultimate Fighting Championship in 1993. He holds belts in multiple martial arts disciplines, and currently trains in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under a decorated black belt. Dan has an M.B.A. in Finance and Investment Management and a B.S. in Horticulture. Prior to joining Combat Press, his work appeared on The MMA Corner.

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