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UFC: Alexander Volkov TKOs Alistair Overeem in Round 2

June 19, 2020; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Alexander Volkov of Russia poses on the scale during weigh-ins for UFC Fight Night at the UFC APEX. Mandatory Credit: Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via USA TODAY Sports

Alexander “Drago” Volkov defeated Alistair Overeem by TKO in the second round of Saturday night’s UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas.

The 6-foot-7 Volkov (33-8) dropped Overeem (47-19) with a left hook at 2:06 of the second, prompting the ref to call the bout at the UFC Apex.

Volkov opened up a cut late in the first round.

“I felt like I can finish him in the second or third round,” Volkov said. “I saw his face. He had a lot of cuts and blood on his face. I was waiting for a good punch. I did it.”

Earlier, Cory Sandhagen won by TKO over Frankie Edgar just 28 seconds into their bantamweight fight. Sandhagen caught Edgar with a flying knee to end the bout quickly.

In a lightweight bout, Clay Guida defeated Michael Johnson by unanimous decision, 30-27 across the board.

Alexandre Pantoja also won by unanimous decision over Manel Kape, 30-27, 29-28, 29-28 in their flyweight contest.

Beneil Dariush defeated Diego Ferreira by split decision, 29-28, 28-29, 29-28 in their lightweight fight.

Danilo Marques won by submission over Mike Rodriguez at 4:52 of the second round with a rear naked choke.

–Field Level Media