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UFC Vegas 30 video: Breaking down the heavyweight division ahead of ‘Gane vs. Volkov’

The heavyweight division will gain some direction tomorrow night (Sat., June 26, 2021) at UFC Vegas 30 live on ESPN+ from inside UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, when Alexander Volkov meets Ciryl Gane in the main event.

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This is a massive clash with substantial meaning in the dangerous heavyweight division. For Volkov, this is his opportunity to win three-straight fights and launch his name into the upper echelon of contenders in the weight class. For Gane, this is his chance to build on a perfect 5-0 UFC record and prove he’s evolving into the top contender that he seems to be.

Of course, the winner of Volkov vs. Gane will land close to title contention in the heavyweight division. Current UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou is likely to defend his belt against Jon Jones or Derrick Lewis next. Former champion Stipe Miocic also remains in the mix as he tries to fight his way back to the title that he lost to “Predator” earlier this year. That means that Volkov or Gane can insert themselves into the picture if they turn in a memorable performance at UFC Vegas 30.

Ahead of their main event clash UFC has released a breakdown of the current state of the heavyweight division. The video can be seen in the above player and features an in-depth look at recent fights, the division’s top fighters, and what everything could look like by the end of 2021. will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Vegas 30 fight card HERE, starting with the ESPN+ “Prelims” bouts at 1 p.m. ET, followed by the ESPN+ main card start time at 4 p.m. ET.

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