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Alistair Overeem vs. Alexander Volkov Set to Headline UFC on ESPN+ 7

February 22, 2019 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
Alistair Overeem

The UFC has officially announced that the promotion will be making its debut in Saint Petersburg, Russia on Saturday, April 20. The fight card will be headlined by Russia native Alexander Volkov against former UFC heavyweight title contender Alistair Overeem in a heavyweight clash.

The event and bout were announced earlier today at the Q&A session before UFC on ESPN+ 3 in Prague, Czech Republic.
This will be for UFC on ESPN+ 7. The entire event will be streamed live on ESPN+.

Volkov has a record of 30-7. He looks to overcome his October 2018 knockout loss to Derrick Lewis. Alistair Overeem last fought at UFC Fight Night 141 last November in Beijing, China, where he defeated Sergey Pavlovich by knockout in the first round.

UFC on ESPN+ 7 will be held at Yubileyny Sports Complex. This marks the UFC’s second event in Russia. The entire card will be available on ESPN+.