Fabricio Werdum and Alexander Volkov will collide in the UFC Fight Night 127 main event on March 17th.
Werdum (23-7-1) is currently on a two-fight winning streak, last defeating Marcin Tybura by unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night 121. Before that, “Vai Cavalo” fought Walt Harris on short notice at UFC 216, as his original opponent Derrick Lewis suffered a back injury on the day of the fight. Werdum defeated Harris by submission in the first round.
Volkov (29-6) is undefeated in the UFC after signing with the promotion in September 2016. He began his UFC career with consecutive decision victories over Roy Nelson and Timothy Johnson. The Russian, nicknamed “Drago,” last fought at UFC Fight Night 115 in Rotterdam, Netherlands, defeating Stefan Struve by third-round TKO.
A middleweight fight between Michael Bisping and Rashad Evans was being considered for this event, per MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani. Bisping later revealed that despite the report, he would not be fighting at UFC London.
UFC Fight Night 127 Werdum vs Volkov will stream exclusively on UFC Fight Pass.
UFC Fight Night 127
Event: UFC Fight Night 127: “Werdum vs. Volkov”
Date: Sat., March 17, 2018
Location: O2 Arena In London, England
Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass
UFC Fight Night 127 Main Event:
265 lbs.: Fabricio Verdum vs. Alexander Volkov
UFC Fight Night 127 Main Card, Prelims:
205 lbs.: Jan Blachowicz vs. Jimi Manuwa
170 lbs.: Leon Edwards vs. Peter Sobotta
265 lbs.: Mark Godbeer vs. Dmitry Poberezhets
205 lbs.: Magomed Ankalaev vs. Paul Craig
155 lbs.: Nasrat Haqparast vs. Alex Reyes
155 lbs.: Kajan Johnson vs. Rustam Khabilov
185 lbs.: Charles Byrd vs. John Phillips
170 lbs.: Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs. Jack Marshman
170 lbs.: Oliver Enkamp vs. Danny Roberts
145 lbs.: Hakeem Dawodu vs. Danny Henry