Alexander "The Great" Volkanovski is the current UFC Featherweight Champion with a professional MMA record of 25 wins and 2 losses. Volkanovski is ranked #2 in the UFC Men's pound-for-pound rankings.
Alexander Volkanovski, for his last outing at UFC 284: Makhachev vs. Volkanovski, lost the fight via unanimous decision.
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.
Volkanovski made his UFC debut in 2016 at UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Brunson. 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.
Volkanovski 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 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.
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. Volkanovski would win the bout via split decision.
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Alexander Volkanovski fought Brian Ortega at UFC 266 for the UFC Featherweight Championship after serving as opposing head coach 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.
Below is the professional MMA record of Alexander Volkanovski:
Alexander Volkanovski is an Australian mixed martial artist.
*Last Updated On February 12, 2023.