UFC Fight Night: Werdum vs. Volkov

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UFC Fight Night: Werdum vs. Volkov
UFC Fight Night London Werdum vs. Volkov Poster.jpg
The poster for UFC Fight Night: Werdum vs. Volkov.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateMarch 17, 2018 (2018-03-17)
VenueThe O2 Arena
CityLondon, England
Event chronology
UFC 222: Cyborg vs. Kunitskaya UFC Fight Night: Werdum vs. Volkov UFC 223: Khabib vs. Iaquinta

UFC Fight Night: Werdum vs. Volkov (also known as UFC Fight Night 127) was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that was held on March 17, 2018, at The O2 Arena in London, England.[2]


A heavyweight bout between former UFC Heavyweight Champion Fabrício Werdum and former Bellator Heavyweight Champion Alexander Volkov headlined this event.[3]

Promotional newcomer Dmitry Poberezhets was expected to face Mark Godbeer at this event. However, Poberezhets was forced to pull out from the card on January 25 due to injury and was replaced by fellow newcomer Dmitry Sosnovskiy.[4]

Rustam Khabilov was expected to face Kajan Johnson at this event. However, Khabilov pulled out of the fight on February 8 citing injury. Johnson is expected to remain on the card against Stevie Ray.[5][6]

Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos was scheduled to face Jack Marshman at the event. However, Zaleski pulled out of the fight on February 19 citing a knee injury.[7] He was replaced by Brad Scott.[8] In turn, Marshman was removed from the card two days before the event due to medical issues surrounding his weight cut and the bout was scrapped.[9]

On March 8, it was reported that Alex Reyes pulled out of his bout against Nasrat Haqparast due to injury.[10] On March 12, Nad Narimani was announced as his replacement.[11] The bout was scrapped minutes before the event as Haqparast was deemed unfit to fight by the medical team due to an infectious eye condition.[12]


Main Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Alexander Volkov def. Fabrício Werdum KO (punches) 4 1:38
Light Heavyweight Jan Błachowicz def. Jimi Manuwa Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 30–27) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Tom Duquesnoy def. Terrion Ware Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 30–27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Leon Edwards def. Peter Sobotta TKO (punches) 3 4:59
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Middleweight Charles Byrd def. John Phillips Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 3:58
Welterweight Danny Roberts def. Oliver Enkamp KO (punch) 1 2:12
Featherweight Danny Henry def. Hakeem Dawodu Technical Submission (guillotine choke) 1 0:39
Light Heavyweight Paul Craig def. Magomed Ankalaev Submission (triangle choke) 3 4:59
Lightweight Kajan Johnson def. Stevie Ray Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Dmitriy Sosnovskiy def. Mark Godbeer Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 4:29

Bonus awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:[13]

  • Fight of the Night: Jan Błachowicz vs. Jimi Manuwa
  • Performance of the Night: Alexander Volkov and Paul Craig

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Staff (2018-03-17). "UFC Fight Night 127 draws announced 16,274 attendance for $2,028,000 live gate". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-03-17.
  2. ^ Bruce Archer (2017-11-03). "UFC London: English capital to host 10th event in 2018". express.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-11-05.
  3. ^ Staff (2018-02-01). "Fabricio Werdum vs. Alexander Volkov set as main event for UFC Fight Night 127 in London". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-02-01.
  4. ^ Marcel Dorff (2018-01-25). "Mark Godbeer faces another Dmitry at UFC London" (in Dutch). mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2018-01-25.
  5. ^ Marcel Dorff (2018-02-08). "Rustam Khabilov injured, Kajan Johnson without opponent for UFC London" (in Dutch). mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2018-02-08.
  6. ^ Staff (2018-02-08). "Kajan Johnson says Stevie Ray has stepped in as UFC-London replacement". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-02-08.
  7. ^ Marcelo Barone (2018-02-19). "Capoeira suffers injury and is out of the fight against Jack Marshman at UFC London" (in Portuguese). sportv.globo.com. Retrieved 2018-02-19.
  8. ^ Staff (2018-02-26). "Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos out, Jack Marshman meets Bradley Scott at UFC-London". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-02-26.
  9. ^ Mike Bohn (2018-03-15). "Jack Marshman pulled from UFC Fight Night 127 lineup vs. Bradley Scott". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-03-15.
  10. ^ Michael Fiedel (2018-03-08). "Alex Reyes out of UFC London, replacements campaigning for fight". mma-today.com. Retrieved 2018-03-09.
  11. ^ Marcel Dorff (2018-03-12). "Cage Warriors Champion Nad Narimani tackles short notice battle at UFC London" (in Dutch). mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2018-03-12.
  12. ^ Staff (2018-03-17). "Nasrat Haqparast eye condition scraps fight with Nad Narimani at UFC-London". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-03-17.
  13. ^ Dan Hiergesell (2018-03-17). "UFC Fight Night 127 bonuses: Alexander Volkov's main event knockout leads $50K winners". mmamania.com. Retrieved 2018-03-18.