UFC Vegas 3 full results: Blaydes dominates Volkov; Emmett outpoints Burgos

Yahoo Sports Staff
·2 min read
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JUNE 20: (R-L) Curtis Blaydes takes down Alexander Volkov of Russia in their heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event  at UFC APEX on June 20, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JUNE 20: (R-L) Curtis Blaydes takes down Alexander Volkov of Russia in their heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on June 20, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

On Thursday, Curtis Blaydes warned his followers on Twitter not to tune into the main event if they were hoping to watch a 25-minute stand up war.

“I fully intend on ragdolling my opponent just figured I’d let y’all know ahead of time,” tweeted Blaydes, the No. 3 ranked UFC heavyweight.

On Saturday, Blaydes delivered on his promise and wrestled Alexander Volkanovski for five rounds, scoring a unanimous decision victory while earning the UFC record for most takedowns in a fight by a heavyweight (14).

“It's always a good experience to know you can go five,” Blaydes said after the fight. “ ... I know I've got to work on my conditioning after the third round. I'm happy with the win, Volkov's legit, and I'm one step closer to a title shot.”

Blaydes’ title shot will have to wait until after Daniel Cormier and heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic settle their trilogy in August, with the winner likely facing No. 2 ranked heavyweight Francis Ngannou, who has already beat Blaydes twice.

With the win, Blaydes improves to 14-2-1 in his career while Volkov drops to 31-8.

UFC Vegas 3 main card full results

Curtis Blaydes def. Alexander Volkov via unanimous decision (49-46, 48-47, 48-46)

Josh Emmett def. Shane Burgos via unanimous decision (29-28 x 2, 29-27)

Raquel Pennington def. Marion Reneau via unanimous decision (29-28 x 2, 30-27)

Belal Muhammad def. Lyman Good via unanimous decision (29-28 x 3)

Jim Miller def. Roosevelt Roberts via submission (arm bar) at 2:25 of R1

UFC Vegas 3 prelims card full results

Bobby Green def. Clay Guida via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x 2)

Tecia Torres def. Brianna Van Buren via unanimous decision (30-27 x 3)

Marc-André Barriault def. Oskar Piechota via TKO (punches) at 4:50 of R2

Gillian Robertson def. Cortney Casey via submission (rear naked choke) at 4:36 of R3

Justin Jaynes def. Frank Camacho via TKO (punches) at :41 of R1

Lauren Murphy def. Roxanne Modafferi via unanimous decision (30-27 x 2, 29-28)

Austin Hubbard def. Max Rohskopf via TKO (corner stoppage) at 5:00 of R2

UFC Vegas 3 live blog

More from Yahoo Sports: