Unbeaten rising star Ciryl Gane (8-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) faces Alexander Volkov (33-8 MMA, 7-2 UFC) on June 26 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, a fight which could very well determine the next No. 1 contender.
Unbeaten in his pro MMA career, Gane is off to a hot start in the UFC. After scoring a second-round knockout of former champion Junior Dos Santos at UFC 256, Gane outstruck Jairzinho Rozenstruik in his first octagon headliner in February.
Winner of three of his past four, Volkov is coming off back-to-back stoppage wins over Walt Harris and most recently a “Performance of the Night” knockout of Alistair Overeem in February.
A pivotal heavyweight clash will headline UFC Fight Night 190.
The current UFC Fight Night 190 card includes:
Ciryl Gane vs. Alexander Volkov
Maxim Grishin vs. Ovince Saint Preux
Michel Prazeres vs. Shavkat Rakhmonov
Justin Jaynes vs. Charles Rosa
Raoni Barcelos vs. Timur Valiev
Marcin Prachnio vs. Ike Villanueva
Jai Herbert vs. Renato Moicano
Warlley Alves vs. Ramazan Emeev
Damir Hadzovic vs. Yancy Medeiros
Julia Avila vs. Julija Stoliarenko
Danilo Marques vs. Kennedy Nzechukwu
Nicolas Dalby vs. Tim Means