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Alexander Volkanovski


ABOUT
Alexander Volkanovski

Full NameAlexander Volkanovski

BornSeptember 29, 1988

Height5 ft 6 in

NationalityAustralian

ABOUT

Alexander "The Great" Volkanovski is the current UFC Featherweight Champion with a professional MMA record of 23 wins and 1-loss. Alexander is undefeated in the UFC and is ranked #2 in the UFC Men's pound-for-pound rankings.


  1. Early Life and Career
  2. Alexander Volkanovski UFC
  3. Alexander Volkanovski vs Max Holloway
  4. Alexander Volkanovski vs Max Holloway 2
  5. Alexander Volkanovski vs Brian Ortega
  6. Alexander Volkanovski Career Stats
  7. Alexander Volkanovski Last Fight
  8. Alexander Volkanovski Record


UFC 266: Volkanovski v Ortega


Early Life and Career


Alexander Volkanovski began training in Greco-Roman Wrestling at an early age and won a national title at age 12. He would leave Greco-Roman Wrestling and pursue rugby throughout his high school and college years before starting his MMA training. He would quit rugby at age 23 to pursue a professional MMA career in late 2011.


Volkanovski had an amateur record of 4-0 before he went professional. He would make his professional debut in 2012 at Revolution Promotions which he won via unanimous decision. Volkonovski would fight in the Oceania regional circuit and get a record of 13-1 and become the AFC Featherweight, PXC Featherweight, Wollongong Wars Lightweight, Roshambo MMA Lightweight, and Cage Conquest Welterweight Champion in the process.


Alexander Volkanovski UFC


Alexander made his UFC debut in 2016 at UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Brunson that he won via TKO(punches). Volkanovski would go on a 7-fight-win streak in the UFC and score victories over MMA veterans Chad Mendes and Jose Aldo before being awarded a title shot at the UFC Featherweight Championship against Max Holloway.


Volkanovski fought Holloway at UFC 245 and won via Unanimous Decision to become the new UFC Featherweight Champion. He would defend the title against Holloway in a Split decision at UFC 251.


Alexander defended his title for the second time against Brian Ortega at UFC 266. The Champion dominated the fight and won via Unanimous Decision to extend his UFC win streak to 10 wins.


Alexander Volkanovski vs Max Holloway


Alexander Volkanovski challenged Max Holloway for the UFC Featherweight Championship at UFC 245. The bout was an instant classic as Volkanovski barely out-landed Holloway 157-134 and edged out a unanimous decision victory to become the new UFC Featherweight Champion and increase his UFC win streak to 8.


Max Holloway v Alexander Volkanovski


Alexander Volkanovski vs Max Holloway 2


Volkanovski rematched Max Holloway for the Featherweight title at UFC 251. The fight was as close as the first one as Volkonovski yet again out-landed Holloway 139-111 and dominated the ground game with 3-takedowns and a ground control time of 1 minute 26 seconds as compared to Holloway's 0 takedowns and no ground control time. Alexander would win the bout via split decision.


credits: MMA Fighting


Alexander Volkanovski vs Brian Ortega


Alexander Volkanovski fought Brian Ortega at UFC 266 for the UFC Featherweight Championship after serving as opposing head coaches in the 29th Season of The Ultimate Fighter. Volkanovski would dominate on the feet with 214 strikes to Ortega's 101 and dominate on the ground with a ground control time of 3 minutes 51 seconds to Ortega's 54 seconds control time. Volkanovski would win the bout via Unanimous Decision.


UFC 266: Volkanovski v Ortega


Alexander Volkanovski Career Stats


Current Status:

Alexander Volkanovski's current record stands at 23-1. He is the current UFC Featherweight Champion.


Win-Loss-Draw:

MatchesWinsLossesDraws
242310

Wins by KO/TKO:

  1. 11


Wins by Submission:

  1. 3


Wins by Decision:

  1. 9


Current Titles:

  1. UFC Featherweight Championship


Reach:

  1. 71 in (180cm)


Weight:

  1. 145 lb / 66 kg


Weight Class:

  1. Featherweight



Alexander Volkanovski Last Fight


Alexander Volkanovski's last fight was against Brian Ortega at UFC 266 for the UFC Featherweight Championship. Volkanovski won the fight via Unanimous Decision to retain the UFC Featherweight Championship.


Alexander Volkanovski Record


Below is the professional MMA record of Alexander Volkanovski:


ResultRecordOpponentMethodEventDate
Win23-1Brian OrtegaDecision (unanimous)UFC 26625/09/2021
Win22-1Max HollowayDecision (split)UFC 25112/07/2020
Win21-1Max HollowayDecision (unanimous)UFC 24515/12/2019
Win20-1José AldoDecision (unanimous)UFC 23712/05/2019
Win19-1Chad MendesTKO (punches)UFC 23230/12/2018
Win18-1Darren ElkinsDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: dos Santos vs Ivanov15/07/2018
Win17-1Jeremy KennedyTKO (punches and elbows)UFC: 22111/02/2018
Win16-1Shane YoungDecision (unanimous)UFC FIght Night: Werdum vs Tybura19/11/2017
Win15-1Mizuto HirotoDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs Hunt11/06/2017
Win14-1Yusuke KasuyaTKO (punches)UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs Brunson27/11/2016
Win13-1Jai BradneyTKO (punches)Wollongong Wars 408/07/2016
Win12-1Jamie MullarkeyKO (punch)AFC 1519/03/2016
Win11-1Yusuke YachiSubmission (triangle choke)PXC: 504/12/2015
Win10-1James BishopTKO (punches)AFC 1314/06/2015
Win9-1David ButtTKO (punches)WW: Wollongong Wars 21/10/2014
Win8-1Kyle ReyesDecision (unanimous)PXC 4524/08/2014
Win7-1Jai BradneySubmission (rear-naked choke)Roshambo MMA 3: In The Cage26/07/2014
Win6-1Rodolfo Marquez DinizKO (punch)AFC 917/05/2014
Win5-1Greg AtzoriSubmission (guillotine)Roshambo MMA 2: In The Cage01/02/2014
Win4-1Luke CatubigTKO (punches)AFC 714//12/2013
Loss3-1Corey NelsonTKO ( head kick punches)AFC 510/05/2013
Win3-0Anton ZafirTKO (punches)Roshambo MMA 1: In The Cage06/04/2013
Win2-0Regan WilsonTKO (doctor stoppage)Southern Fight Promotions: Cage Conquest 223/02/2013
Win1-0Gerhard VoigtDecision (unanimous)Revolution Promotions: Revolution at The Roxy19/05/2012


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