, UFC On ESPN+ 48: Gane Vs. Volkov Odds And Pick, The Nzuchi News Forbes

UFC On ESPN+ 48: Gane Vs. Volkov Odds And Pick

, UFC On ESPN+ 48: Gane Vs. Volkov Odds And Pick, The Nzuchi News Forbes

Ciryl Gane looks to extend his MMA winning streak to nine straight on Saturday when he faces Alexander Volkov in the main event of UFC on ESPN+ 48.

Gane, who is the No. 3 ranked fighter in the official UFC heavyweight rankings, joined the UFC with a record of 3-0. He has won five fights with the UFC. Three of those victories came by way of stoppage. Gane’s most recent outing was a five-round decision win over Jairzinho Rozenstruik in a UFC Fight Night main event in February. UFC president Dana White was not impressed with the slow-paced battle and left the arena before the post-fight press conference began.

Volkov is much more experienced than his French opponent. Volkov, who held titles in Bellator and M1 Global before Gane made his MMA debut, has 41 professional MMA fights to his name. Volkov, who is the No. 5 ranked fighter in the UFC’s heavyweight division, is 33-8 and on a two-fight winning streak. The Russian fighter has TKO wins in his two recent outings. He stopped Alistair Overeem and Walt Harris in those bouts.

, UFC On ESPN+ 48: Gane Vs. Volkov Odds And Pick, The Nzuchi News Forbes

Gane is the favorite over Volkov. Gane is a -155 favorite over Volkov, who comes in at a +130 underdog.

Fight fans can expect a technical if maybe slow-paced striking battle in this fight as both men are very effective in striking defense.

Check below for a full video breakdown of the fight as well as a prediction and pick.

UFC on ESPN+ 48 takes place Saturday, June 26 from UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The entire fight card streams on ESPN+ and prelims kick off at 1:00 p.m. ET.

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