UFC Fight Night 127 results: Biggest winners, loser from ‘Werdum vs Volkov’ last night
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was back in action last night (Sat., March 17, 2018) as UFC Fight Night 127 took place inside O2 Arena in London, England. In the main event of the evening, Alexander Volkov knocked out Fabricio Werdum in a Heavyweight bout (recap). In the co-main event, Jan Blachowicz got some sweet revenge on Jimi Manuwa by outclassing the British banger.
Biggest Winner: Alexander Volkov
That is now six straight wins for “Drago,” who is undefeated so far inside the Octagon. His win over Werdum, though, is the biggest of his entire 10-year career. Indeed, Volkov played a pretty tactical game with Fabricio, who had his shining moments before Volkov put him down for the count in the fourth and final round. Afterward, Alexander proclaimed his intent on coming after the title, and though it won’t be there next, he put himself in a good position to crack the top five, and at least get a No. 1 contender bout fairly soon. The sky is the limit for the towering heavyweight, who just put an entire division on notice.
Runner Up: Jan Blachowicz
A few years ago, Jan got worked by Manuwa inside the Octagon. Fast forward to present day, and the Poland pugilist earned some sweet get-back by outclassing “Poster Boy.” But he had to work for it though, as Jimi was hell-bent on staking his claim as the No. 1 Light Heavyweight contender. But after three rounds of intense action that saw them earn an extra $50,000 for “Fight of the Night,” Jan proved victorious, giving him his third straight win in a highly-competitive 205-pound weight class. Expect bigger things for Jan moving forward, who will move up the rankings and earn himself an even bigger challenge in his next outing.
Biggest Loser: Fabricio Werdum
“Vai Cavalo’s” title shot went out the window after getting slept by Volkov. It truly is a tough blow for Fabricio, as he will now have to work that much harder to even get back into contention. With plenty of young guns like Curtis Blaydes working up the mountain and old vets like Cain Velasquez on the comeback trail, “Vai Cavalo” has his work cut out for him. Werdum is now 3-3 in his last six fights, which isn’t all that good for the No. 3 ranked big man in the land. Expect him to drop down a few pegs with his latest loss, which snapped his two fight win streak. Still, Fabricio is as experienced as they come, so working hard isn’t anything new to him.