UFC FIGHT NIGHT: VOLKOV vs ROZENSTRUIK also known as UFC Vegas 56 aired live in Asia on Sunday, June 5 from UFC APEX in Las Vegas. The thrilling event was fast and furious, delivering five finishes on the main card, with four of them in the first round.
The hard-hitting heavyweight main event ended with a lighting fast first-round finish as No. 7 ranked Alexander Volkov had No. 8 ranked Jairzinho Rozenstruik hurt early and went in for the finish. After getting the TKO in just over 2 minutes, Volkov said,
"I'm feeling happy to get on a winning streak. Thank you to everyone who helped and supported me. I figured I could finish him, I know that he doesn't have good defense on the cage, so I put him there and went for the knockout. I'm ready for any challenges."
Two exciting featherweight contenders put on three rounds of action, which was a shut-out from No. 13 Movsar Evloev against No. 10 ranked Dan Ige. With big knees and dominant ground work, Evloev won by unanimous decision and remains undefeated. He said,
"I feel great. Thank you to my coach and all my team. I prepared very well. Big respect to my opponent, he was dangerous all the time. I think we deserve fight of the night. The next one, I need a big name for the title shot. I will be the next champion."
The next stop for UFC is Singapore on June 12 for UFC 275: TEIXEIRA vs PROCHAZKA, Southeast Asia's first Pay Per View event and first-ever UFC championship double-header: UFC light heavyweight champion Glover Teixeira takes on No. 2 Jiri Prochazka, and UFC women's flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko faces No. 4 Taila Santos. Plus former UFC strawweight champions Zhang Weili and Joanna Jedrzejczyk get their highly anticipated rematch of their 2020 Fight of the Year.
During a one-of-a-kind fight week leading up to UFC 275: TEIXEIRA vs PROCHAZKA, a host of Asia's top MMA talent will get their start a pathway to a UFC contract via ROAD TO UFC, a ground-breaking “win and advance” tournament. ROAD TO UFC kicks off with the opening round of the tournament's four divisions on June 9 and 10.
UFC Vegas 56 Results
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