Volkov is promised a title shot after the fight with Werdum

UFC heavyweight Alexander Volkov of Russia said that the leadership of the promotion had promised him a title fight in the event of a victory over former champion Fabricio Werdum. On March 17 the Russian defeated the Brazilian by knockout at the tournament UFC Fight Night 127 in London.

Alexander Volkov
Alexander Volkov

"Times have changed – that’s it. At the moment, Brock Lesnar is more suited to the UFC, he has a big name. I understand why the leadership gave him a title fight. Lesser known athletes like me, Tai Tuivasa, Francis Ngannou - we are really good fighters, but we do not have a big name in the US", - said Volkov.

The current heavyweight division champion Daniel Cormier is expected to meet Lesnar early next year. The battle of Lewis - Volkov will be on October 6 at the UFC 229 tournament in Las Vegas.

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