Alexander Volkov will participate in subsequent Saturday’s main occasion if all goes in line with plan.
The longtime heavyweight contender remains to be set to battle Tom Aspinall within the main occasion of UFC London on March 19, in line with an official lineup announcement throughout the UFC Vegas 50 broadcast.
Volkov’s involvement was unsure with the continued Russian-Ukrainian conflict, which noticed Russia face a number of sanctions from different international locations protesting the act of aggression. With the occasion going down at London’s O2, the query was whether or not Volkov – who’s preventing from Moscow – could be allowed to enter the UK after a Member of Parliament introduced that “the UK shouldn’t be is not going to welcome the nationwide sports activities groups of those international locations that are complicit in Putin’s unprovoked and unlawful invasion of Ukraine.
It was unclear whether or not this resolution prolonged to particular person athletes, however Saturday’s replace says Volkov will compete within the UK subsequent weekend.
Volkov – the No. 7 heavyweight in MMA Fighting’s world rankings – will search his fourth win in 5 fights, whereas No. 12 Aspinall can go undefeated in his first 5 UFC appearances with a win on Saturday.
In the co-main occasion, featherweight No. 11 Arnold Allen appears to go 9-0 within the UFC when he hosts light-weight contender Dan Hooker within the 145-pound division.
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