Alexander Volkanovski

Alexander Volkanovski

Personal Information

Full Name Alexander Volkanovski
Date of Birth September 28, 1988
Age 35 Years
Nationality Australian
Height 5 ft 6 in
Weight 155 lbs
Nickname The Great
Championship Held UFC Featherweight Champion
Weight Class Featherweight
Stance Southpaw
Reach 71.5 inches
Career Stats 26-3-0

Alexander Volkanovski News

Alexander Volkanovski bashes Ilia Topuria for indecision on choosing next opponent: "Starting to put a bit of a sour taste in people's mouths" Alexander Volkanovski bashes Ilia Topuria for indecision on choosing next opponent: "Starting to put a bit of a sour taste in people's mouths"
Alexander Volkanovski bashes Ilia Topuria for indecision on choosing next opponent: "Starting to put a bit of a sour taste in people's mouths"
Alexander Volkanovski revisits dark times before Islam Makhachev rematch: “It was hard for me to find real purpose" Alexander Volkanovski revisits dark times before Islam Makhachev rematch: “It was hard for me to find real purpose"
Alexander Volkanovski revisits dark times before Islam Makhachev rematch: “It was hard for me to find real purpose"
Ilia Topuria responds to "frustrated" Alexander Volkanovski's accusations of inactivity: "What fight am I rejecting?" Ilia Topuria responds to "frustrated" Alexander Volkanovski's accusations of inactivity: "What fight am I rejecting?"
Ilia Topuria responds to "frustrated" Alexander Volkanovski's accusations of inactivity: "What fight am I rejecting?"
Diego Lopes calls for Brian Ortega or Alexander Volkanovski fight at Noche UFC: "We can push for certain fights" Diego Lopes calls for Brian Ortega or Alexander Volkanovski fight at Noche UFC: "We can push for certain fights"
Diego Lopes calls for Brian Ortega or Alexander Volkanovski fight at Noche UFC: "We can push for certain fights"
Diego Lopes outlines his intention to face Brian Ortega next, then Alexander Volkanovski Diego Lopes outlines his intention to face Brian Ortega next, then Alexander Volkanovski
Diego Lopes outlines his intention to face Brian Ortega next, then Alexander Volkanovski

Alexander Volkanovski: A Brief Biography

Alexander Volkanovski
UFC 290: Volkanovski v Rodriguez


Alexander 'The Great' Volkanovski is a professional MMA fighter from Australia who currently holds the title of UFC Featherweight Champion and is ranked #3 in the UFC's pound-for-pound rankings. He holds an impressive professional MMA record of 26 wins and 3 losses (26-3-0). Volkanovski is currently gearing up to defend his title against Ilia 'El Matador' Topuria at UFC 298 on February 17, 2024.


NameAlexander Volkanovski
Age35
DOBSeptember 29, 1988
NationalityAustralian
Mother NameMary Volkanovski
Father nameTony Volkanovski
ProfessionMMA Fighter
Net Worth$3.5 Million (approximately)
Height5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Weight155 lbs
EducationLake Illawarra High School
Relationship StatusMarried

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 Personal Life

Alexander Volkanovski was born in Wollongong, New South Wales. His father hails from the village of Beranci in Yugoslavia (now North Macedonia), while his mother is of Greek descent. He is married to his longtime girlfriend, Emma Valkanovski, and they are proud parents of three daughters.


Alexander Volkanovski Wife

Emma Volkanovski is the wife of Alexander Volkanovski. She holds a BSc in Psychology from the University of Sydney. The couple have been happily married for eight years. Emma, a fitness enthusiast, complements his training. They have two daughters, Ariana and Airlie, and recently welcomed a third.


Alexander Volkanovski Kids

Alexander and Emma Volkanovski are proud parents to three daughters, Ariana, Airlie, and their newest born.


Alexander Volkanovski Social Media

Alexander Volkanovski has social media accounts on Instagram and X (formerly known as Twitter). Volkanovski’s Instagram page is filled with posts of his training montages, fight promotions, physique updates, sponsorship endorsements, and family. He boasts an impressive follower count of over 2 million on Instagram and over 485,000 on X.


Alexander Volkanovski Net Worth

As of February 2024, Alexander Volkanovski's net worth is approximately $3.5 million, primarily stemming from his successful career in the UFC and various endorsement agreements.


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Alexander Volkanovski Record

Alexander Volkanovski holds a professional MMA record of 26 wins and 3 losses (26-3-0). His victories include 13 knockouts, 3 submissions, and 10 decisions. Volkanovski's only losses in the UFC were twice against Islam Makhachev, the current lightweight champion.


29 matches26 wins3 losses
By knockout132
By submission30
By decision101


Alexander Volkanovski UFC Career

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 faced Max Holloway for a third time at UFC 276 on July 2, 2022, after Holloway pulled out of their scheduled UFC 272 bout due to injury. Their trilogy concluded with Volkanovski winning via unanimous decision.


Moving up to lightweight, Volkanovski challenged Islam Makhachev for the UFC Lightweight Championship at UFC 284 on February 12, 2023, but lost via unanimous decision, earning Fight of the Night honors. He returned to featherweight, defeating Yair Rodríguez via TKO at UFC 290 on July 8, 2023. Scheduled to defend his featherweight title against Ilia Topuria at UFC 297, Volkanovski instead faced Makhachev in a rematch at UFC 294 on October 21, 2023, losing via first-round head kick knockout. His bout with Topuria was rescheduled to headline UFC 298 on February 17, 2024.


Alexander Volkanovski Popular Fights


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.


Alexander Volkanovski
Alexander Volkanovski v Max Holloway

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. Volkanovski would win the bout via split decision.


Alexander Volkanovski
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Alexander Volkanovski vs Brian Ortega

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.


UFC 266: Volkanovski v Ortega


FAQs On Alexander Volkanovski

A. Alexander Volkanovski has a record of 26 wins and 3 losses (26-3-0).

A. Alexander Volkanovski’s next fight is against Ilia Topuria on February 17, 2024.

A. Alexander Volkanovski has only lost to Corey Nelson and Islam Makhachev.

A. Alexander Volkanovski is a UFC Featherweight Champion (145 lbs).

A. Alexander Volkanovski has only 3 submission victories in MMA.

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