Alexander Volkov believes he is aware of what to anticipate from Marcin Tybura at UFC 267.
Volkov (33-9 MMA, 7-3 UFC) will purpose to defeat Tybura (22-6 MMA, 9-5 UFC) and halt his five-fight profitable streak. Volkov, who seems to rebound from a unanimous resolution loss to UFC interim heavyweight champ Ciryl Gane this previous June, believes he’ll need to be on guard for Tybura taking him down and preventing him on the mat.
“His hanging grew to become higher and higher with each battle, Volkov, who’s 4 inches taller than Tybura, stated at UFC 267 media day. “When I watch his fights, he’s making an attempt to battle standup in all of his fights. That’s why I’m feeling he’ll attempt to take me down and wrestling with me. I don’t suppose he’ll try to work with me within the standup, however we are going to see. Maybe into this camp, his hanging grew to become extra (necessary) than earlier than. It’ll be attention-grabbing if he stands up (with me). Who is aware of?
Volkov continued, “My work in this fight will be don’t give him opportunity to take (my) back, to take better position. … I (studied) him a lot. He’s good in the grappling. His grappling and wrestling is pretty good.”
UFC 267 takes place Saturday at Etihad Arena in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. Volkov vs. Tybura meet on the primary card, which streams on ESPN+ following prelims on ESPN+.
You can watch Volkov’s full media day interview within the video above.