Alexander Volkov stops Jairzinho Rozenstruik with early first-round TKO

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Alexander Volkov landed an enormous straight hand, then one other. He adopted with a large left hook that despatched Jairzinho Rozenstruik’s mouthpiece flying from his jaw to the Octagon canvas.Volkov saved pumping that lengthy punching mixture till referee Herb Dean put a cease to issues. The TKO end for the 6-foot-7 heavyweight Volkov got here at 2:12 of the primary spherical. It was Volkov’s quickest end in his six years within the UFC.”I do know that he doesn’t have good protection [at that moment], again to the cage,” Volkov mentioned in his postfight interview. “I simply see him go to the cage and simply go ahead for the knockout. Good struggle.”Rozenstruik protested the stoppage a bit with Dean. He didn’t get dropped, although he was harm and Dean appeared to imagine Rozenstruik had ceased intelligently defending himself.Volkov mentioned it is his want to “go ahead within the division.” ESPN has Volkov ranked No. 8 and Rozenstruik ranked No. 10 on the earth at heavyweight.”Now I am ready for subsequent struggle,” Volkov mentioned. “I am prepared for something.”Rozenstruik landed a crisp left hook on a counter early within the first spherical. Volkov, although, pressed ahead and landed these huge photographs when he noticed Rozenstruik’s again towards the cage.Volkov (35-10) has received two of his previous three fights. Most lately, the fighter from Russia misplaced by way of second-round submission to Tom Aspinall at UFC London in March. Volkov, 33, has a 9-4 UFC document and is a former M-1 heavyweight champion.Rozenstruik (12-4) has dropped two straight and 4 of his previous six. The fighter from Suriname has not received since a TKO over Augusto Sakai in June 2021. Rozenstruik, 34, has a 6-4 UFC document.

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