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Watch Ciryl Gane vs. Alexander Volkov full fight video highlights - UFC Vegas 30

UFC Fight Night: Gane vs. Volkov Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Ciryl Gane took another step towards a UFC heavyweight title shot earlier today (Sat., June 26, 2021) at UFC Vegas 30 live on ESPN+ from inside UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, when the undefeated contender outlasted veteran Alexander Volkov in the main event to the tune of a unanimous decision.

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Gane commanded the cage early with good distance control, leg kicks, and in-and-out punches. Volkov stood his ground and launched some counter shots, but he was backing up quite a bit and that took some pop out of his punches. Gane certainly had the speed advantage when the two heavyweights exchanged, but Volkov really started to pile up on lower leg kicks to keep the scoring close.

In Round 3, Gane came out a little more aggressive and mixed in some flying kicks and stiff punches to the body. That opened up some upper cuts inside and lead jabs as Volkov began to tire. Volkov came back alive in the fourth and finally found a home for his punches, but Gane shook it off and kept pushing forward to return his own offense.

The fifth and final frame saw Gane keep the hand speed up, utilize his lead jab, and work in some hard kicks to the body. Volkov proved tough and hung in the pocket, but he simply fell too far behind on the scorecards.

Check out the full fight video highlights below courtesy of UFC/ESPN:

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