How many title defenses does Alexander Volkanovski have?

Last Modified Feb 18, 2024 08:03 GMT
Alexander Volkanovski title defenses
Alexander Volkanovski


Born on September 29, 1988, Alexander Volkanovski is an Australian professional mixed martial artist who is the former featherweight champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He has a record of 26 wins and 4 losses. Volkanovski is a former Australian Fighting Championship, PXC, and Roshambo MMA featherweight champion.


Over the years, he has competed in other weight classes, like lightweight and welterweight. He made his debut in 2012 against Gerhard Voight and defeated him by a unanimous decision. Over the course of time, Volkanovski has developed into a skilled mixed martial artist who is acclaimed for his fight intelligence and game awareness inside the octagon.


Alexander Volkanovski Title defenses

Alexander Volkanovski has had six featherweight title defenses in the UFC. Volkanovski became the featherweight champion by defeating Max Holloway at UFC 245 in 2019 and, ever since, has five title defenses but lost on the sixth one. He was the longest reigning featherweight champion in UFC's history.


UFC 251: Volkanovski vs. Holloway 2


At UFC 251, Volkanovski made his first title defense against the former featherweight champion Max Holloway on July 12, 2020. He won the fight via a split decision in Abu Dhabi, UAE, and retained the title.



UFC 266: Volkanovski vs. Ortega


Alexander Volkanovski made his second featherweight title defense against Brian Ortega and won the fight via a unanimous decision on September 25, 2021, at UFC 266 in Las Vegas, United States.



UFC 273: Volkanovski vs. The Korean Zombie


At UFC 273, Volkanovski TKO’d Jung Chan-sung at 0:45 in the fourth round in Jacksonville, Florida, United States and retained his featherweight title.



UFC 276: Volkanovski vs. Holloway 3


Alexander Volkanovski registered his third win over Max Holloway at UFC 276 via a unanimous decision and defended the featehrweight title successfully. The fight took place on July 2, 2022, in Las Vegas, United States.



UFC 290: Volkanovski vs. Rodriguez


Volkanovski had his recent title defense at UFC 290 against the interim UFC featherweight champion, Yair Rodriguez, on July 8, 2023. Volkanovski shut Rodriguez's lights off in the third round and picked a third-round TKO win to defend his title successfully.



UFC 298: Volkanovski vs. Topuria


Alexander Volkanovski was finally dethroned from the featherweight throne against Ilia Topuria at UFC 298. Topuria won the bout via a vicious KO in the 2nd round.





*Last updated on February 18, 2024.

FAQs on Alexander Volkanovski title defenses

Alexander Volkanovski has had six featherweight title defenses in the UFC. 


Volkanovski won all three fights against Max Holloway via decision. 


Alexander Volkanovski’s MMA record stands at 26-4-0.


A. He defended his title most recently against Yair Rodriguez.

A. Volkanovski's next fight is not yet announced by the UFC.

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