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UFC Vegas 3 video highlights: Curtis Blaydes takes decision vs. Alexander Volkov

Check out the full fight video highlights of Curtis Blaydes vs. Alexander Volkov from the UFC Vegas 3 main event.

The UFC Vegas 3 main event saw the promotion’s #3 ranked heavyweight, Curtis Blaydes, win a tough decision over a very game #7 ranked, Alexander Volkov. Blaydes hit plenty of pretty takedowns, and spent quite a bit of time controlling from the top. At the beginning of the second stanza, both men stood and exchanged punching flurries with each man landing clean, but most of it was Blaydes taking the fight to the floor. Volkov did rally late, using the tempo on Blaydes and trying to find a way to finish. Blaydes half off the surge though, and was able to plant Volkov on his back to ride out the clock.

Check out Tim Burke’s play-by-play of the second round of Curtis Blaydes vs. Alexander Volkov:

Round 2 - Blaydes comes out throwing punches. Volkov throws some leg kicks. Blaydes with a leg kick. Blaydes circles and lands a right hook. Jab from Blaydes, and an overhand right. He charges at Volkov and takes him down against the cage. Volkov up, but he’s likely going to get dragged back down. And he does, but he’s actually on his back now in the middle of the Octagon. Blaydes throwing the odd punch and elbow here. One hard elbow. Another. Volkov finally gets up with 20 seconds to go and lands a body kick. Blaydes gets another takedown at the horn. 10-9 Blaydes.