Ciryl Gane vs Alexander Volkov: Air time and how to stream UFC Fight Night bout
Ultimate Fighting Championship action is all set to go up a few notches on June 26. Ciryl Gane will be taking on former heavyweight champion Alexander Volkov in Las Vegas. The bout is expected to draw a lot of eyeballs, as part of UFC Fight Night 190.
Earlier in April, UFC President Dana White drew criticism, but also praise for his decision to ban Covid and politics-based talk in the ring. That came a year after White managed to successfully pull of numerous fights, without major Covid outbreaks in Florida, before moving to an island in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. But even before Covid, the UFC had plenty of issues to deal with, notably from Conor McGregor, who was dubbed "UFC's ultimate problem child".
Now, with all that in the past, the UFC can look forward to a hopefully thrilling set of bouts, headlined by Gane and Volkov. Here's everything you need to know about the fight card on June 26, at the UFC Apex facility in Enterprise, Nevada.
Air time and how to live stream
The headliner fight, between Gane and Volkov, will kick off the event at 5 pm ET / 2 pm PT on June 26, Saturday. That bout will be followed by a heavyweight bout between Tanner Boser and Ovince Saint Preux. Concluding the event will be a fight between Kennedy Nzechukwu and Danilo Marques. There are several other fights on the card as well, so you should get ready for an action-packed weekend.
To stream the bouts, you'll need to have the UFC's app or access to ESPN+. To watch on UFC's app, you need to get a UFC Fight Pass subscription, which costs $9.99 per month or $95.99 per year. Alternatively, you can subscribe to ESPN+, which costs $5.99 per month, or $49.99 annually. Unfortunately, not all UFC fights are available on ESPN+ with the subscription. You'll have to cough up an extra $69.99 to access the fight on pay-per-view via the service.
Odds and predictions
Champion Info puts the odds of Gane winning at 1/2 while Volkov at 2/1. There's also a 25/1 odds of a draw. On social media, fans seem quite excited by the matchup, more than the odds. "I just feel it’s going to be closer than some may think. I like the matchup for Volkov & it’s will definitely be Gane toughest test yet," one person commented. Another said, "Gane is so good but Volkov is very legit very intriguing matchup."
I just feel it’s going to be closer than some may think. I like the matchup for Volkov & it’s will definitely be Gane toughest test yet.— Jonny (@j650corona) June 10, 2021
Gane is so good but Volkov is very legit very intriguing matchup— fisk mma (@fiskmma) June 10, 2021
"Very hard to pick this one. On one hand gane is quite the hype train. On another hand, volkov low-key beat lewis for 14 and a half minutes," one user tweeted. Another commented, "A lot of people underestimate Volkov but the guy is dangerous as f**k. Gane's biggest challenge, it'll be a good fight."
Very hard to pick this one. On one hand gane is quite the hype train. On another hand, volkov low-key beat lewis for 14 and a half minutes https://t.co/fDTr8DN2To— Mitch⏱️ (@RealQuickPicks) June 10, 2021
A lot of people underestimate Volkov but the guy is dangerous as f**k. Gane's biggest challenge, it'll be a good fight.— Felipe Guerrero (@FelipG27) June 10, 2021
Irrespective of who you are backing, this should be one intriguing bout. Remember to get access to UFC Fight Pass/ESPN+ if you don't want to miss it, and you really shouldn't. With both fighters clearly in their prime and rearing to go.