Blaydes (13-2) weighed in at 261 kilos, whereas Volkov (31-7) tipped the scales at 247. The 2 have been initially scheduled to satisfy on this June 20 date in Saskatoon, Canada, however the occasion was in the end relocated to the UFC’s Apex facility in Las Vegas as a result of coronavirus pandemic.
Blaydes, who fights out of Colorado and has gained eight of his 10 UFC appearances, has made no secret of his plans on Saturday.
“FYI if y’all have been hoping to see a 25 minute arise struggle you most likely should not tune in to the primary occasion,” Blaydes wrote on social media. “I absolutely intend on ragdolling my opponent simply figured I would let y’all know forward of time.”
Blaydes is a big betting favourite in opposition to Volkov, who fights out of Moscow. His solely two losses have each come in opposition to heavyweight contender Francis Ngannou.
All fighters scheduled to compete on the cardboard made weight apart from light-weight Frank Camacho, who weighed in at 158 kilos, which is 2 kilos over the 156-pound light-weight restrict.
Camacho is scheduled to face UFC newcomer Justin Jaynes, who did make weight. Camacho was initially scheduled to face Matt Frevola, however UFC pulled Frevola from the occasion this week after one in every of his cornermen/teammates examined optimistic for COVID-19.
The struggle will go on, with Camacho fined 20% of his purse, which is able to go to Jaynes.