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Fight Island is once again open for business, and Saturday’s UFC 267 card in the United Arab Emirates is loaded with international talent. In addition to having two titles on the line, several potential future contenders will compete on the main card, where a strong performance will lock them into the public’s awareness and help secure future title shots.
Heavyweights: Alexander Volkov (-260) vs. Marcin Tybura (+ 250)
When Russia’s Volkov faces Poland’s Tybura, the Russian will have a strong technical advantage while at a distance. Volkov is the division’s most accurate distance power striker, inheriting that mantle from his last opponent, the recently released Alistair Overeem. Volkov can mount a diverse striking attack while maintaining constant pressure that stifles his opposition. While winning the exchanges, Volkov is likely to pile on volume against Tybura, who often allows his opponents to dictate pace.