Volkov To Be On Stand By At UFC 226

It seems the UFC has a backup plan in case Stipe Miocic and/or Daniel Cormier are unable to compete at UFC 226, as Alexander Volkov has been slated as the emergency replacement.

The news was dropped on Tuesday afternoon by the Dagestan MMA Team’s Twitter.

Volkov is in the midst of a six fight win streak, which includes a TKO victory over former heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum.

If all goes according to plan, Miocic will defend his heavyweight title against current light heavyweight champion, Cormier in the main event of UFC 226, on July 7th in Las Vegas.

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