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.
The fighters will hit the scales at 10 a.m. ET on Friday. A live video feed appears above (courtesy of the UFC), while the results appear below.
UFC Fight Pass Main Card
Fabricio Werdum (249) vs. Alexander Volkov (246)
Jan Blachowicz (205) vs. Jimi Manuwa (205)
Tom Duquesnoy (135) vs. Terrion Ware (136)
Leon Edwards (170) vs. Peter Sobotta (171)
UFC Fight Pass Preliminary Card
Charles Byrd (184) vs. John Phillips (185)
Oliver Enkamp (171) vs. Danny Roberts (170)
Hakeem Dawodu (145) vs. Danny Henry (146)
Magomed Ankalaev (205) vs. Paul Craig (204)
Kajan Johnson (155) vs. Stevie Ray (156)
Mark Godbeer (238) vs. Dmitriy Sosnovskiy (238)
Nasrat Haqparast (155) vs. Nad Narimani (155)
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