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UFC 293 Live Stream: Tai Tuivasa vs. Alexander Volkov - Play-by-Play and Results

Don't miss tonight's highly anticipated UFC 293 co-main event between Tai Tuivasa and Alexander Volkov! Tune in for live play-by-play coverage.

Get ready for an action-packed evening as we bring you live coverage of the UFC 293 co-main event, featuring a heavyweight showdown between Tai Tuivasa and Alexander Volkov. While this may not be the most stacked PPV we've seen, it offers two significant elements. Firstly, a title fight in the middleweight division, and secondly, a chance for local talent to shine on the grandest stage in the sport. And to top it all off, we have the highly anticipated clash between Tuivasa and Volkov.

Tuivasa faces a monumental challenge tonight, but this is nothing new for the crowd-pleasing heavyweight. Coming off a two-fight losing streak, he finds himself up against Alexander Volkov, a towering 6'7" Russian with an impressive 80'' wingspan. It's worth noting that Tai's recent losses came at the hands of Cyril Gane and Serghei Pavlovich, two heavy hitters who sit at the top of the division.

On the other hand, Volkov has quietly built an impressive resume with victories over notable names such as Alistair Overeem, Fabricio Werdum, Jairzinho Rozenstruik, Greg Hardy, and most recently, Alexander Romanov. While known for his knockout power, Volkov also boasts a few submission wins. The odds may be stacked against Tuivasa, but his explosive power could potentially upset many bettors' parlays.

Now, let's delve into their stats and accolades. We invite you to share your predictions in the comments section below.

The fight kicks off with Tuivasa landing a low kick, swiftly countered by Volkov with a one-two combination. Tuivasa retaliates with another hard kick and a powerful right. Volkov responds with a combo, while Tuivasa continues targeting the lead leg with his punishing kicks. Volkov must find a way to defend against these strikes. Volkov lands a low kick, but Tuivasa misses with a big right.

In the second round, Volkov connects with a hard right-left combo and another low kick. Tuivasa fires back with a strong left and follows it up with yet another low kick. Volkov counters with a combo, missing with a right. Tuivasa strikes the body and lands another low kick. Volkov answers with a straight right and a left. Tuivasa responds with a low kick. As the round concludes, Volkov unleashes a series of massive combinations.

Volkov starts the third round with a powerful right, while Tuivasa relentlessly attacks his lead leg. Volkov delivers a hard combo, and Tuivasa responds with a high kick. Volkov lands another right, causing Tuivasa to stumble and fall to the ground. Volkov seizes the opportunity and follows Tuivasa to the floor. However, Tuivasa manages to get back on his feet.

Tuivasa finds himself back on the ground, with Volkov on top, delivering short elbows. Tuivasa fights back from the bottom, but Volkov secures full mount and unleashes a barrage of punches. Tuivasa rolls over, giving up his back, then returns to his back. Volkov continues with short elbows from the top, eventually smothering Tuivasa and hunting for an Ezekiel choke. He forces the tap, and the fight is over.

In a stunning victory, Alexander Volkov defeats Tai Tuivasa by submission (Ezekiel) at 4:37 of the second round in the heavyweight bout.

Don't miss UFC 293: Adesanya vs. Strickland, taking place on September 9th at the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia. The main event is set to begin at 10 p.m. ET, with the prelims starting at 8 p.m. ET and the early prelims going live at 6:30 p.m. ET.

To catch all the action, tune in to ESPN+ PPV. Current subscribers can watch the event for $79.99, while new subscribers have the option to pay $124.98 for the UFC 291 pay-per-view and an ESPN+ annual subscription. The event will be streamed live on ESPN+ and Fight Pass, with the early prelims available on the ESPN+ streaming platform in the US. The PPV main card will kick off at 10:00 p.m. ET, 7:00 p.m. PT. For complete streaming details and compatible devices, please visit our website.

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