Alexander Volkov made a statement Saturday at UFC Fight Night.
Volkov earned a first round finish over Jairzinho Rozenstruik in the main event. The event took place from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, airing live on ESPN+.
The heavyweight battle was scheduled for five rounds. But Volkov only needed two-plus minutes to earn the finish. The 33-year-old from Russia improved to 35-10 with the win.
Over his last six fights, Volkov has posted a 4-2 mark with finishes of Rozenstruik, Alistair Overeem and Walt Harris.
In the co-main, Movsar Evloev bested Dan Ige, earning a decision victory.
Lucas Almeida, Karine Silva, Ode Osbourne and Alonzo Menifield were among the main card winners. On the prelims, Karolina Kowalkiewicz topped the returning Felice Herrig with a second round submission.
Almeida and Michael Trizano were named “Fight of the Night” with Silva and Osbourne collecting “Performance of the Night” bonuses.
The UFC returns next Saturday with UFC 275 from Singapore as Glover Teixeira defends his light heavyweight title vs. Jiri Prochazka. Also, Valentina Shevchenko puts her flyweight belt on the line vs. Taila Santos.
UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Rozenstruik Results
Alexander Volkov defeats Jairzinho Rozenstruik via TKO (strikes) at 2:12 of the first round
Movsar Evloev defeats Dan Ige via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Lucas Almeida defeats Michael Trizano via TKO (strikes) at :55 of the third round
Karine Silva defeats Poliana Botelho via submission (D’Arce choke) at 4:55 of round one
Ode’ Osbourne defeats Zarrukh Adashev via knockout at 1:01 of the first round
Alonzo Menifield defeats Askar Mozharov via TKO (strikes) at 4:40 of the first round
Karolina Kowalkiewicz defeats Felice Herrig via submission (rear naked choke) at 4:01 of round two
Joe Solecki defeats Alex da Silva via majority decision (28-28, 28-27, 29-27)
Damon Jackson defeats Dan Argueta via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Benoit Saint Denis defeats Niklas Stolze via submission (rear naked choke) at 1:32 of round two
Tony Gravely defeats Johnny Munoz via TKO (strikes) at 1:08 of the first round
Jeff Molina defeats Zhalgas Zhumagulov via split decision (30-27, 29-28, 28-29)
Rinat Fakhretdinov defeats Andreas Michailidis via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)
Erin Blanchfield defeats JJ Aldrich via submission (guillotine choke) at 2:38 of round two