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