M-1 heavyweight title contender Denis Smoldarev comments his opponents’ skills before M-1 Challenge 64 event
“If we compare Alexander Volkov and Marcin Tybura (who I fought once for the title), then we can say that Volkov is better in stand-up, but Tybura is better wrestler. Marcin is very experienced, sensitive wrestler. Alexander is good in wrestling too, but he is less sensitive, he more relies on his power. I think that’s because he is a basic striker. Nevertheless, Volkov is dangerous everywhere, well, maybe except if you manage to get the full-mount on him. But if he is on top of you – that’s a disaster. His reach is incredible so if you’re under him in full-mount, it’s a no way-out situation. He will get you anywhere. Therefore as you see, we can’t say that Volkov has significant weak points”.