The former Bellator Hw champion Alexander Volkov entered this fight with a pro record of 24-6-0 (79% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.30 heavyweight in the world but he comes off two consecutive defeats: against Tony Johnson (=Volkov vs Johnson) and Cheick Kongo (=Kongo vs Volkov).
His opponent, Denis Smoldarev, has an official mma record of 11-10 (73% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.42 in the same weight class. He suffered his only loss in 2014 when he faced Marcin Tybura (=Tybura vs Smoldarev), after this bout he has won over Maro Perak (=Smoldarev vs Perak) and Chaban Ka. Volkov vs Smoldarev is valid for the vacant M-1 Challenge heavyweight title; undercard of Alexander Shlemenko vs Vyacheslav Vasilevsky – M-1 Challenge 64. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: M-1 Challenge 64: Shlemenko vs Vasilevsky
Where: Olympic Sports Complex, Moscow, Russia
Division: heavyweight (265 lbs, 120 kg)
Title: vacant M-1 Challenge heavyweight title
Volkov’s previous fight: Cheick Kongo vs Alexander Volkov
Volkov’s next fight: Alexander Volkov vs Attila Vegh
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