Alexander Volkov beats Alexandr Romanov for TKO

Alexander Volkov took on a giant at UFC Fight Night 221 with Alexandr Romanov — and made it look relatively easy.

Saturday’s co-main event at The Theater at Virgin Hotels lasted a full 2:16 as Volkov (36-10 MMA, 10-4 UFC) defeated Romanov (16-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) with a ground-and-pound -Beats defeated in Round 1.

Romanov fired for a takedown early but couldn’t keep any significant control. Back some distance away, Volkov turned it on and aggressively approached Romanov. A Volkov punch hit Romanov on the head. Romanov tried to tie up Volkov but failed. Volkov ended up on top and pounded away until referee Mark Smith stopped the fight.

Volkov, 34, has two fights in a row and won three of his last four appearances. In the fight ahead of UFC Fight Night 221, Volkov Jairzinho finished Rozenstruik with punches in 2:12.

Romanov, 32, started his career with 16 straight wins but has now lost two fights in a row. In August, he was defeated by unanimous decision by Marcin Tybura at UFC 278.

Recent results from UFC Fight Night 221 include:

  • Nikita Krylov defeated. Ryan Spann via submission (triangle choke) – Round 1, 3:38

  • Jonathan Martinez defeated. Said Nurmagomedov by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

  • Defeated Mario Bautista. Guido Cannetti via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) – Lap 1, 3:18

  • Vitor Petrino defeated. Anton Turkalji by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

  • Karl Williams defeated. Lukasz Brzeski by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)

  • Defeated Davey Grant. Raphael Assuncao via Technical Submission (Reverse Triangle Choke) – Round 3, 4:43

  • Josh Fremd def. Sedriques Dumas via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 2, 3:00

  • Victor Henry defeated. Tony Gravely via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)

  • Ariane Lipski defeated. JJ Aldrich by unanimous resolution (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

  • Bruno Silva defeated. Tyson Nam via Technical Submission (Rear Naked Choke) – Round 2, 1:23

  • Carlston Harris defeated. Jared Gooden by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Visit the MMA Junkie Events Center for UFC Fight Night 221 for more information on the card.

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