The first round was a bit rough, however the second round which did not last very long was the best part of this fight. Blagoi Ivanov tried to clinch and attempt a takedown, however Alexander Volkov stood his ground, making his way to the second round. Alexander Volkov landed shots, but was taken down by Blagoi Ivanov. Volkov got his back and locked in a rear naked choke submission at 1:08 of round two.
Blagoi Ivanov (11-0) was coming into this fight with 4 knockouts, 5 submissions and 2 decision victories. Is currently on a nine fight winning streak. He made his Bellator debut against William Penn and beat him via 1st Rd TKO at Bellator Fighting Championships 38 on Mar / 26 / 2011. He followed up that fight against Zak Jensen which he won via Guillotine Choke at Bellator Fighting Championships 52 on Oct / 01 / 2011. In his last four fights he has beat Manny Lara via Guillotine Choke at Bellator 99 on Sep / 13 / 2013, then Keith Bell via Rear-Naked Choke at Bellator 109 on Nov / 22 / 2013 and then Rich Hale via unanimous decision at Bellator 111 on Mar / 07 / 2014. In his last fight he beat Lavar Johnson via 1st Rd Keylock at Bellator 116.
Alexander Volkov (21-4) was coming into this fight with 16 knockouts, 1 submission and 4 decision victories while he was knocked out once, submitted twice in his MMA career. He made his Bellator debut at Bellator Fighting Championships 75 on Oct / 05 / 2012 which he won via unanimous decision. In his last four fights he is 3-1. He beat Rich Hale via unanimous decision at Bellator Fighting Championships 84 on Dec / 14 / 2012. He lost to Vitaly Minakov via 1st RD TKO at Bellator 108 on Nov / 15 / 2013. He beat Mark Holata via 1st RD TKO at Bellator 111 on Mar / 07 / 2014 and then in his last fight he beat Siala-Mou Siliga via 1st Rd KO at Bellator 116 on Apr / 11 / 2014.
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