Volkov (34-10 MMA) entered the contest looking to rebound, this after suffering a first round submission loss to Tom Aspinall in his most recent effort. Prior to that setback, the former Bellator champion was coming off a decision win over Marcin Tybura at UFC 267.
Meanwhile, Jairzinho Rozenstruik (12-3 MMA) returnedto action for the first time since being defeated by Curtis Blaydes at September’s UFC 266 event. That setback was preceded by a first round TKO victory over Augusto Sakai.
Round one of the UFC Vegas 56 main event begins and Volkov gets things started with a low kick and then a body kick. Rozenstruik with his own body kick. Volkov fires off a couple more and then a nice jab. A low kick lands from Rozenstruik. Volkov jabbing his way back inside.
A jab to low kick combination from Volkov. Now a body kick. He lands a couple of good hooks. Jairzinho Rozenstruik with a low kick. He comes forward with some heavy hooks.. Alexander Volkov stays calm and fires a couple of hard counters. Volkov marching forward and firing. Rozenstruik goes down. This one is all over! Wow!
As many fans and analysts predicted, this UFC Vegas 56 main event did not make it out of the first round. Alexander Volkov was able to find success with his kicks in the early moments of the contest, this before ultimately putting Jairzinho Rozenstruik down with a flurry of punches. Referee Herb Dean quickly jumped in to wave off the fight and there was no dispute of any early stoppage coming from the corner of Rozenstruik.
Official UFC Vegas 56 Result: Alexander Volkov def. Jairzinho Rozenstruik via TKO (punches) at 2:12 of Round 1
Check out how the pros reacted to this night’s ‘Volkov vs. Rozenstruik’ main event below:
“Early stoppage?” – Questioned reigning UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou.