Alexander Volkov will attempt to return to the win column in June when he takes on Jairzinho Rozenstruik at UFC Fight Night 207.
Volkov (34-10-0), 33, has lost two of his last three fights and had to be disappointed when he was submitted by Tom Aspinall in the U.K. in his last contest. “Drago” has now dropped to No. 7 in the heavyweight rankings and needs a big win to gain back some momentum.
Meanwhile Rozenstruik (12-3-0), 34, is in a similar position ranked No. 8, one spot above Volkov. After finishing his first four fights in the octagon, Rozenstruik has struggled with a 2-3-0 record in his last five fights. He had a fight with Marcin Tybura scheduled at UFC 273, but Tybura pulled out with an illness. He will be giving up five inches in height and some reach to Volkov in this contest.
UFC Fight Night 207 is scheduled for June 4 at a venue to be determined. Current bouts include:
#7 ALEXANDER VOLKOV (34-10-0) VS. #8 JAIRZINHO ROZENSTRUIK (12-3-0)
DAN IGE (15-5-0) VS. MOVSAR EVLOEV (15-0-0)
JOAQUIN BUCKLEY (14-4-0) VS. ABUSUPIYAN MAGOMEDOV (24-4-1)
POLIANA BOTELHO (8-4-0) VS. KARINE SILVA (14-4-0)
ANDREAS MICHAILIDIS (13-5-0) VS. RINAT FAKHRETDINOV (18-1-0)
JEFF MOLINA (10-2-0) VS. ZHALGAS ZGUMAGALOV (14-6-0)
ERIN BLANCHFIELD (8-1-0) VS. J.J. ALDRICH (11-4-0)
ODE OSBOURNE (10-4-0) VS. ZARRUKH ADASHEV (4-3-0)
MICHAEL TRIZANO (9-2-0) VS. LUCAS ALMEIDA (13-1-0)
More bouts are expected to be announced.