Number seven in the UFC heavyweight rankings, Russia’s Alexander Volkov, who is known as “Drago” and is 34 years old, managed to defeat number six in the world rankings in the UFC’s highest weight class, Australian Tai Tuivasa, who is known as “Bam Bam” and is 30 years old, After achieving a victory by submission in the fight, which was the main event of the UFC 293 card and took place at the Qudos Bank Arena in the city of Sydney, Australia.
The fight began at a kickboxing pace with many flat kicks from both fighters, the Australian and the Russian, who kept their distance and completed the counterattack well. A pretty entertaining first round with lots of punches, especially from “Drago”, who hit accurately with just under a minute left in the first round and was close to completing what would happen in the final seconds of the first five minutes of intense action.
In the second round, “Bam Bam” was significantly more aggressive than his rival, but it was the Russian who landed the best punches. Almost two minutes into the round, the fight was on the floor, but nothing really notable would happen. Once he was back on his feet, the intense action continued, but soon they returned to the canvas, where Volkov was able to punch and punch from the ground and attempt the finish a few times, giving him the chance to finish in the last half minute of the second round.
UFC 293 results from Australia
Alexander Volkov defeated Tai Tuivasa by submission (Ezekiel choke) (R2, 4:37)
Manel Kape defeated Felipe dos Santos via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
Justin Tafa defeated Austen Lane by TKO in the first round (1:22)
Tyson Pedro defeated Anton Turkalj by knockout in the first round (2:12)
Carlos Ulberg defeated Da Un Jung by submission (RNC) (R3, 4:49)
Chepe Mariscal defeated Jack Jenkins by technical knockout in the second round (3:19) (elbow injury).
Jamie Mullarkey defeated John Makdessi by DO (29-28 x3)
Nasrat Haqparast defeated Landon Quinones by DO (30-27 x3)
Charlie Radtke defeated Blood Diamond via unanimous decision (29-27 x 3).
Gabriel Miranda defeated Shane Young by submission (RNC) in Round 1, 0:59
Kevin Jousset defeated Kiefer Crosbie via submission (RNC) in Round 1, 4:49