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Francis Ngannou has been wanting to fight Alexander Volkov for years now. After Volkov defeated Greg Hardy this past weekend at UFC on ESPN+ 21 in Moscow, Ngannou called him out, but Volkov had other names in mind. He said he wanted to face either Junior Dos Santos, as originally scheduled, or Alistair Overeem next. The way Ngannou (14-3 MMA, 9-2 UFC) sees it, it’s clear Volkov (31-7 MMA, 5-1 UFC) wants no part of...

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What mattered most at UFC on ESPN+ 21 in Moscow? Here are a few post-fight musings … * * * * * 1. Zabit Magomedsharipov deserves praise not criticism For some reason Zabit Magomedsharipov is taking criticism over a perceived cardio issue instead of getting praise for beating Calvin Kattar in a “Fight of the Night” bout that resulted in his 14th consecutive win. It’s somewhat understandable since Magomedsharipov (18-1 MMA, 6-0 UFC) called out...

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(ALSO SEE: Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Calvin Kattar after UFC on ESPN+ 21 loss?) After every event, fans wonder whom the winners will be matched up with next. And with another night of UFC action in the rearview mirror, it’s time to look forward, put on a pair of Sean Shelby and Mick Maynard’s shoes, and play UFC matchmaker for UFC on ESPN+ 21’s most noteworthy winning fighters. Those winners include Zabit Magomedsharipov...

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The UFC made its third stop in Russia on Saturday with UFC on ESPN+ 21, which took place at CSKA Arena in Moscow with a 13-fight card that streamed entirely on ESPN+. A new featherweight contender emerged from the main event when Zabit Magomedsharipov (18-1 MMA, 6-0 UFC) extended his winning streak with a clear unanimous decision over Calvin Kattar (20-4 MMA, 4-2 UFC) that was followed by a call to fight for the 145-pound...

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Alexander Volkov believes he’s earned himself a big-fight opportunity after beating Greg Hardy in the UFC on ESPN+ 21 co-main event. Volkov (31-7 MMA, 5-1 UFC) returned from a 13-month layoff Saturday to defeat former NFL standout Hardy (5-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) by unanimous decision at CSKA Arena in Moscow. The former Bellator heavyweight champion was originally supposed to fight in the event headliner against Junior Dos Santos, but the card was shuffled on three...

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Earning wins in the UFC is certainly no easy task, but what comes next is often even more important: the post-fight callout. So after Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 21 event in Moscow, who took advantage of their time on the mic? See below for this week’s Callout Collection – and just how realistic each one is. * * * * * First up, let’s take a look at the night’s prelim winner. Karl Roberson Wants...