UFC on ESPN: Blaydes vs. Volkov

UFC on ESPN: Blaydes vs. Volkov
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The poster for UFC on ESPN: Blaydes vs. Volkov.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateJune 20, 2020 (2020-06-20)
VenueUFC Apex
CityEnterprise, Nevada, United States
AttendanceNone (behind closed doors)[1]
Event chronology
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UFC on ESPN: Blaydes vs. Volkov (also known as UFC on ESPN 11 and UFC Vegas 3) was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that took place on June 20, 2020 at the UFC Apex facility in Enterprise, Nevada, part of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Area, United States.[2][3]


The event was initially scheduled to take place at the SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.[4] Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, UFC president Dana White announced on April 9 that starting with UFC 249, all future events were indefinitely postponed.[5] The event would have marked the promotion's second visit to Saskatoon, following UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Oliveira in August 2015.[4] On May 21, the UFC announced the cancellation of the event in Canada.[6]

A heavyweight bout between Curtis Blaydes and former Bellator Heavyweight Champion Alexander Volkov served as the event headliner.[2]

A welterweight bout between former Bellator Welterweight Champion Lyman Good and Belal Muhammad was previously expected to take place at UFC 205 in November 2016, but Good was pulled from that event after being notified by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) due to a potential anti-doping violation stemming from an out-of-competition drug test.[7] The matchup was once again booked for UFC 249 in April 2020, but Good pulled out due to testing positive for COVID-19, being the first fighter to publicly acknowledge the fact.[8] They ultimately met at this event instead.[9]

Joe Solecki was expected to face Austin Hubbard at the event. However, Solecki was removed from the pairing on June 13 for undisclosed reasons.[10] He was replaced by promotional newcomer Max Rohskopf.[11]

Matt Frevola was scheduled to face Frank Camacho at the event. However, Frevola was pulled from the fight during the week leading up to the event after teammate and cornerman, Billy Quarantillo, tested positive for COVID-19. Despite two negative tests, Frevola was removed from the bout in an abundance of caution.[12] Promotional newcomer Justin Jaynes was tabbed as a replacement to face Camacho.[13]

At the weigh-ins, Frank Camacho weighed in at 158 pounds, two pounds over the lightweight non-title fight limit. The bout proceeded at a catchweight and Camacho was fined 20% of his purse, which went to his opponent Justin Jaynes.[14]


Main card (ESPN / ESPN+)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Curtis Blaydes def. Alexander Volkov Decision (unanimous) (49–46, 48–47, 48–46) 5 5:00
Featherweight Josh Emmett def. Shane Burgos Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–27) 3 5:00
Women's Bantamweight Raquel Pennington def. Marion Reneau Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Belal Muhammad def. Lyman Good Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Catchweight (160 lb) Jim Miller def. Roosevelt Roberts Submission (armbar) 1 2:25
Preliminary card (ESPN / ESPN+)
Lightweight Bobby Green def. Clay Guida Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 30–27) 3 5:00
Women's Strawweight Tecia Torres def. Brianna Van Buren Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Middleweight Marc-André Barriault vs. Oskar Piechota No Contest (overturned) 2 4:50 [a]
Women's Flyweight Gillian Robertson def. Cortney Casey Submission (rear-naked choke) 3 4:32
Catchweight (158 lb) Justin Jaynes def. Frank Camacho TKO (punches) 1 0:41
Women's Flyweight Lauren Murphy def. Roxanne Modafferi Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Austin Hubbard def. Max Rohskopf TKO (retirement) 2 5:00
  1. ^ Originally a TKO (punches) win for Barriault; overturned after he tested positive for ostarine.[15]


Bonus awards

The following fighters received $50,000 bonuses.[17]

  • Fight of the Night: Josh Emmett vs. Shane Burgos
  • Performance of the Night: Jim Miller and Justin Jaynes

Reported payout

The following is the reported payout to the fighters as reported to the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC). It does not include sponsor money and also does not include the UFC's traditional "fight night" bonuses. The total disclosed payout for the event was $1,655,000.[18]

  • Curtis Blaydes: $180,000 (includes $90,000 win bonus) def. Alexander Volkov: $80,000
  • Josh Emmett: $152,000 (includes $76,000 win bonus) def. Shane Burgos: $75,000
  • Raquel Pennington: $126,000 (includes $63,000 win bonus) def. Marion Reneau: $38,000
  • Belal Muhammad: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus) def. Lyman Good: $28,000
  • Jim Miller: $208,000 (includes $104,000 win bonus) def. Roosevelt Roberts: $25,000
  • Bobby Green: $72,000 (includes $36,000 win bonus) def. Clay Guida: $73,000
  • Tecia Torres: $96,000 (includes $48,000 win bonus) def. Brianna Van Buren: $14,000
  • Marc-André Barriault: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus) def. Oskar Piechota: $20,000
  • Gillian Robertson: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus) def. Cortney Casey: $53,000
  • Justin Jaynes: $29,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Frank Camacho: $20,000 ^
  • Lauren Murphy: $76,000 (includes $38,000 win bonus) def. Roxanne Modafferi: $50,000
  • Austin Hubbard: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus) def. Max Rohskopf: $12,000

^ Camacho ($5,000) was fined 20% of his purse for failing to make the required weight limit for his fight. That money was issued to his opponent, a NSAC official confirmed.


On August 5, it was announced that the NSAC issued a temporary suspension for Marc-André Barriault, after he tested positive for ostarine in his drug test associated with the event. The suspension would hold until a full disciplinary hearing at the next NSAC meeting, expected to take place in September.[19] Four months later, Barriault was officially suspended for nine months retroactive to the date of the fight, with the result of the bout being overturned to a no contest due to the violation. He was fined $2,100 and before he is re-licensed in Las Vegas, Barriault will also have to pay a prosecution fee of $254.38.[15]

See also


  1. ^ Fernando Quiles Jr. (2020-06-21). "UFC on ESPN 11 bonuses: Emmett & Burgos earn fight of the night honors". mmanews.com. Retrieved 2020-06-21.
  2. ^ a b Tristen Critchfield (2020-05-31). "UFC Announces Blaydes vs. Volkov will remain headliner for June 20 card". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2020-06-02.
  3. ^ Thomas Gerbasi (2020-06-21). "UFC Vegas 3: results". ufc.com. Retrieved 2020-07-05.
  4. ^ a b Steven Marrocco (2020-02-27). "UFC heads to Saskatoon on June 20 for ESPN+ event". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2020-03-03.
  5. ^ Damon Martin (2020-04-09). "UFC 249, upcoming events postponed due to coronavirus pandemic, Dana White promises 'Fight Island' will proceed". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2020-04-09.
  6. ^ Alexander K. Lee (2020-04-21). "UFC announces cancellation of Saskatoon, Austin events". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2020-04-21.
  7. ^ Staff (2016-10-24). "Lyman Good receives USADA notice, pulled from UFC 205". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2020-06-16.
  8. ^ Marc Raimondi (2020-04-20). "UFC's Lyman Good now '100%' after testing positive for COVID-19 last month". espn.com. Retrieved 2020-06-16.
  9. ^ Farah Hannoun (2020-05-22). "Lyman Good to face Belal Muhammad in first UFC fight since coronavirus infection". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2020-06-16.
  10. ^ Nolan King (2020-06-13). "Joe Solecki announces he's out of UFC on ESPN 11 fight vs. Austin Hubbard". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2020-06-15.
  11. ^ John Morgan and Nolan King (2020-06-14). "Max Rohskopf agrees to face Austin Hubbard at UFC on ESPN 11". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2020-06-15.
  12. ^ Farah Hannoun (2020-06-18). "Matt Frevola out of UFC on ESPN 11 after cornerman Billy Quarantillo tests positive for COVID-19". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2020-06-18.
  13. ^ Mike Heck and Damon Martin (2020-06-18). "With Matt Frevola out, Frank Camacho welcomes newcomer Justin Jaynes at UFC on ESPN 11". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2020-06-18.
  14. ^ David Fucillo (2020-06-19). "Frank Camacho misses weight against replacement fight for UFC on ESPN 11". dknation.draftkings.com. Retrieved 2020-06-19.
  15. ^ a b Nolan King (2020-12-02). "Marc-Andre Barriault has UFC win overturned, is suspended and fined for positive drug test". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2020-12-02.
  16. ^ "UFC on ESPN: Blaydes vs. Volkov". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2020-06-21.
  17. ^ Stephie Haynes (2020-06-21). "UFC on ESPN 11 bonuses: Emmett-Burgos put on FOTN slobberknocker". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2020-06-21.
  18. ^ Steven Marrocco (2020-06-21). "UFC on ESPN 11 salaries: Jim Miller top earner with $208,000 payout". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2020-06-21.
  19. ^ John Morgan (2020-08-05). "Marc-Andre Barriault 'disappointed' in ostarine finding but vows to prove innocence". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2020-08-05.


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