Las Vegas – FightBook MMA has your full fight card, start times, and betting odds for UFC on ESPN 11: Blaydes vs Volkov.
In the main event, #3 ranked contender Curtis Blaydes will take on #7 Alexander Volkov. In the co-main event, #8 ranked Josh Emmett faces #10 Shane Burgos. This event will take place Saturday, June 20 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas. The main card begins at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on ESPN, ESPN Deportes, and ESPN+. The preliminary card will begin at 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT.
Blaydes (13-2 1NC) fighting out of Chicago, Ill. is coming into this fight with a three-fight win streak, he now looks to deliver another impressive finish to cement his status as a heavyweight title threat. Blaydes has won 77% of his fights by knockout. He won five of his last six fights and is coming off a win over Junior dos Santos back in January. Blaydes is averaging 3.74 significant strikes with an accuracy percentage of 51% and is averaging 6.63 takedowns with an accuracy percentage of 55%.
Stepping into this fight winning seven of his last eight bouts, Volkov (31-7) fighting out of Moscow now aims to crack the heavyweight top five by winning and defeating one of the division’s most dangerous contenders. He won 65% of his fights by knockout and has won seven of his last eight fights and is coming off a win over Greg Hardy back in November. He is averaging 5.36 significant strikes with an accuracy percentage of 60%. Volkov is averaging 0.75 takedowns with an accuracy percentage of 75%. He is coming off a decision victory at UFC Fight Night 163 where he landed 86 total strikes at 56%.
Emmett (15-2) fighting out of Sacramento, Calif. and member of Team Alpha male, aims to capture his third consecutive win within the UFC’s talent-stacked featherweight division. He enters this fight winning 47% of his fights by decision. He has won six of his last eight fights and is coming off a win over Mirsad Bektic back in July. He is averaging 3.63 significant strikes with an accuracy percentage of 36% and is averaging 1.50 takedowns with an accuracy percentage of 45%.
Coming into this fight with a three-fight win streak, Burgos (13-1) who’s fighting out of Monroe, N.Y. looks to establish himself as a dangerous title threat when he steps into the octagon come June 20. He enters this fight winning 38% of his fights by submission. He has won five of his last six fights and is coming off a win over Makwan Amirkhani back in November. He is averaging 7.09 significant strikes with an accuracy percentage of 50% and is averaging 0.36 takedowns with an accuracy percentage of 100%.
IF you’re into betting, the betting lines have opened up and the odds makers have the headliners Curtis Blaydes at -455 while his opponent at Alexander Volkov at +258. In the co-feature event, Josh Emmett comes in at +105 and his opponent Shane Burgos at -159. Of course, a lot of different bookies offer different odds and some will also offer casino services to the bettors as an additional service. If you decide to play the casino games, make sure that you’ve read as many casino reviews as possible before getting in a field you aren’t familiar with.
UFC on ESPN 11: Blaydes vs Volkov fight card:
(ESPN/ESPN+, 8 p.m. ET)
- Curtis Blaydes vs. Alexander Volkov
- Shane Burgos vs. Josh Emmett
- Raquel Pennington vs. Marion Reneau
- Lyman Good vs. Belal Muhammad
- Jim Miller vs. Roosevelt Roberts
(ESPN/ESPN+, 5 p.m. ET)
- Bobby Green vs. Clay Guida
- Tecia Torres vs. Brianna Van Buren
- Marc-Andre Barriault vs. Oskar Piechota
- Cortney Casey vs. Gillian Robertson
- Frank Camacho vs. Matt Frevola
- Roxanne Modafferi vs. Lauren Murphy
- Austin Hubbard vs. Max Rohskopf