On Saturday, June 20, the UFC hosted its 11th broadcast on ESPN from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
In the night’s main event, top-10 heavyweight collided as Colorado-based slugger Curtis Blaydes took on former Bellator MMA champion Alexander Volkov. Blaydes had been a nightmare for every opponent he’s faced, except former title challenger Francis Ngannou, who has bested Blaydes twice. Outside of the Cameroonian, Blaydes had stopped seven of his other nine Octagon appearances, including his last two outings. Russia’s Volkov, meanwhile, had compiled a 5-1 record since signing with the promotion. His lone setback was a last-minute loss to former title contender Derrick Lewis. The towering heavyweight most recently dismantled Greg Hardy in November.
The event kicked off with the preliminary card airing live on ESPN at 5 p.m. ET. The main card followed at 8 p.m. ET, also on ESPN.
Curtis Blaydes def. Alexander Volkov by unanimous decision (49-46, 48-47, 48-46)
Josh Emmett def. Shane Burgos by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)
Raquel Pennington def. Marion Reneau by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Belal Muhammad def. Lyman Good by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Jim Miller def. Roosevelt Roberts by submission (armbar). Round 1, 2:25
Bobby Green def. Clay Guida by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Tecia Torres def. Brianna Van Buren by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Marc-André Barriault def. Oskar Piechota by TKO (punches). Round 2, 4:50
Gillian Robertson def. Cortney Casey by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 3, 4:32
Justin Jaynes def. Frank Camacho by TKO (punches). Round 1, 0:41
Lauren Murphy def. Roxanne Modafferi by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Austin Hubbard def. Max Rohskopf by TKO (retirement). Round 2, 5:00