Former Bellator heavyweight champion Alexander Volkov entered hostile territory Saturday and emerged a contender in the UFC’s division, stopping Stefan Struve.
The bout served as the main event to UFC Fight Night 115, which streamed live on UFC Fight Pass from the Ahoy Rotterdam in the Netherlands.
Volkov and Struve put on a three-round battle, with Volkov earning the stoppage in 3:30. The two also won “Fight of the Night” honors.
In the co-main event, Siyar Bahadurzada scored a second round TKO vs. Rob Wilkinson.
Other main card winners included Marion Reneau and Leon Edwards.
Zabit Nagomedsharipov and Mairbek Taisumov were awarded “Performance of the Night” bonuses.
Complete results are below:
Alexander Volkov def. Stefan Struve via TKO (strikes) at 3:30 of Round 3
Siyar Bahadurzada def. Rob Wilkinson via TKO (strikes) at 3:10 of Round 2
Marion Reneau def. Talita Bernardo via TKO (strikes) at 4:54 of Round 3
Leon Edwards def. Bryan Barberena via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Darren Till def. Bojan Velickovic via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Mairbek Taisumov def. Felipe Silva via KO (strike) at 1:24 of Round 1
Michel Prazeres def. Mads Burnell via submission (North-South choke) at 1:26 of Round 3
Rustam Khabilov def. Desmond Green via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Aleksandar Rakic def. Francimar Barroso via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Zabit Magomedsharipov def. Mike Santiago via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:22 of Round 2
Abdul-Kerim Edilov def. Bojan Mihajlovic via TKO (strikes) at 2:32 of Round 2
Thibault Gouti def. Andrew Holbrook via TKO (strikes) at 4:28 of Round 1