UFC Vegas 30 live blog: Ciryl Gane vs. Alexander Volkov

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This is the UFC Vegas 30 live blog for Ciryl Gane vs. Alexander Volkov, the heavyweight headliner for Saturday’s fight card at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.

Gane and Volkov are top-ranked heavyweights in search of their first opportunity at UFC gold. Gane, the No. 3 ranked fighter, remains unbeaten in his MMA career with an 8-0 record. All but two of his fights have ended with a finish, but he has more recently cemented himself as a contender with wins over ex-champ Junior Dos Santos and Jairzinho Rozenstruik in his past two appearances. Volkov, meanwhile, is ranked No. 5 and has climbed the rankings with a pair of wins in recent fights against Walt Harris and Alistair Overeem, respectively.

With Derrick Lewis next for champ Francis Ngannou this fall, the winner of Saturday’s main event stays within one fight of a title shot.

Check out the UFC Vegas 30 live blog.

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