One thing the last year has taught us, is that just because the UFC announces a main event, doesn’t alway mean that it is going to go off as expected. With Max Holloway at UFC 222 getting injured, and then the UFC 223 main event getting changed, we have seen more than our share of last minute changes to save a fight card in 2018.
The next blockbuster summer event for the UFC will be UFC 226 which is set to take place during International Fight Week July 7th and will have a super fight between Ultimate Fighter coaches as Lightheavyweight champion Daniel Cormier will move up in weight to face UFC Heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic in a super fight.
With the fight happening at heavyweight the UFC isn’t going to have to worry about anyone making weight, however in case there is an injury or something else crazy happens, it appears that MMA Team Dagestan fighter Alexander Drago Volkov is preparing himself to be ready to step up and take the fight on short notice if needed.
Alexander Volkov will be present at #UFC226 Miocic vs. Cormier,
in case of injury to one of the fighters Volkov as a substitute. pic.twitter.com/uVTUbJ2M38
— MMA TEAM DAGESTAN (@MMATeamDagestan) May 28, 2018
Volkov beat Former UFC Champion Fabricio Werdum in his last fight and has won six in a row-with 4 of those fights coming in the UFC. With 36 career wins to his resume, he is quickly asserting himself as the next top contender at heavyweight.