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#1 Peso pluma Division

#7 PFP

Activo

"The Great"

Alexander Volkanovski

Peso pluma Division

26-4-0 (W-L-D)

13

Victorias por nocaut

3

Gana por Sumisión

7

Primeros acabados redondos

Alexander Volkanovski

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Learn more about Alexander Volkanovski's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Activo
Ciudad natal
Wollongong, Australia
Trenes en
Freestyle Fighting Gym
Años
35
Alto
66.00
Peso
144.50
Debut del octágono
Oct. 15, 2016
Alcance
71.50
Alcance de la pierna
36.00
  • Pro since 2012

     
  • 13 wins by KO, three by submission (Triangle, RNC, guillotine)

     
  • Seven first round finishes

     
  • Has won 23 of his last 26

UFC 298 (2/17/24) Volkanovski was knocked out by Ilia Topuria at 3:32 of the second round, losing his UFC featherweight title 

UFC 294 (10/21/23) Volkanovski was knocked out by Islam Makhachev at 3:06 of the first round in a fight for the UFC lightweight title

UFC 290 (7/8/23) Volkanovski stopped Yair Rodriguez via strikes at 4:19 of the third round to retain his UFC featherweight title 

UFC 284 (2/12/23) Volkanovski lost a five round unanimous decision to Islam Makhachev in a bout for the UFC lightweight title

UFC 276 (7/2/22) Volkanovski won a five round unanimous decision over Max Holloway to retain his UFC featherweight title

UFC 273 (4/9/22) Volkanovski stopped Chan Sung Jung via strikes at :45 of the fourth round to retain his UFC featherweight title

UFC 266 (9/25/21) Volkanovski won a five round unanimous decision over Brian Ortega to retain his UFC featherweight title

UFC 251 (7/11/20) Volkanovski won a five round split decision over Max Holloway to retain his UFC featherweight title

UFC 245 (12/14/19) Volkanovski won a five round unanimous decision over Max Holloway to win the UFC featherweight championship

UFC 237 (5/11/19) Volkanovski won a three round unanimous decision over Jose Aldo

UFC 232 (12/29/18) Volkanovski stopped Chad Mendes via strikes at 4:14 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (7/14/18) Volkanovski won a three round unanimous decision over Darren Elkins

UFC 221 (2/11/18) Volkanovski stopped Jeremy Kennedy via strikes at 4:57 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (11/19/17) Volkanovski won a three round unanimous decision over Shane Young

UFC Fight Night (6/11/17) Volkanovski won a three round unanimous decision over Mizuto Hirota

UFC Fight Night (11/26/16) Volkanovski stopped Yusuke Kasuya via strikes at 2:06 of the second round

 

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training in 2011 to keep fit, as I was a professional rugby league player at the time. 



What ranks and titles have you held? PXC World Featherweight Champion, AFC Featherweight Champion 2X, WARS MMA Welterweight Champion, WARS MMA Featherweight Champion, RMMA Welterweight Champion, RMMA Lightweight Champion, Cage Conquest Welterweight Champion, Tapology Ranked pound for pound number 1 in Australia and New Zealand and South East Asia, Fight Matrix Number 1 ranked Featherweight and Lightweight in Oceania and number 36 in the world.



Do you have any heroes? Chuck Liddell. I would never have gotten into MMA if it weren't for his influence in the sport. 



What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? I knew the first day I stepped into the MMA Gym that I had what it took to make it to not only compete in the UFC but take it all the way. To finally be given my shot after walking away from a successful rugby league career and putting my family’s life on hold proves I made the right decisions and I have proven myself to my supportive wife and family.



Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I finished high school a few weeks into year 11 to take on a role concreting within the family business.



What was your job before you started fighting? Concreting for the family business



Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? I only had four amateur fights and they were all first round knockouts with a combined total time of less than five minutes for my total amateur career.



Specific accomplishments in pro competition? I have never fought an opponent with a losing record. I hate fights that don't seem equal and I have never been one to pad my record. I have a knockout win over UFC veteran Anton Zafir, knocked out Rodolfo Marques and Jamie Mullarkey. Out of my 13 wins, 11 have been finishes.



Ranks in any martial arts styles: Brown belt BJJ, National Wrestling Gold Medalist 



Favorite grappling technique: Ground and Pound in the halfguard



Favorite Striking technique: My trademark overhand right