The UFC are making their return trip to Russia and headling their April 20 event will be the heavyweights. #5 ranked Alexander Volkov will take on #6 ranked Alistair Overeem. The Fight Night event will come to us live from St. Petersburg, Russia inside the Yubileyny Sports Complex.
Volkov (30-7) is looking to bounce back from his knockout loss to Derrick Lewis from 5 months ago. Volkov was on quite the roll in the UFC heavyweight division until he ran into the Black Beast.
The up again/down again Overeem (44-17) suffered a couple of vicious beatdowns at the hands of Francis Ngannou and Curtis Blaydes that will forever be in the UFC highlight reel. The Reem got back on track in his last fight with a TKO win over Sergey Pavlovich in November.
Other announced fights for the April 20 card are:
Marcin Tybura vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov
Sergey Pavlovich vs. Marcelo Golm
Roxanne Modafferi vs. Antonina Shevchenko
Alexander Yakovlev vs. Teemu Packalen
Emil Weber Meek vs. Sultan Aliev
Krzysztof Jotko vs. Roman Kopylov
Guess who’s back ? pic.twitter.com/lwLf0MpWWC
— Alistair Overeem (@Alistairovereem) February 22, 2019