"The Great"

RECORD: 25-1-0
STANCE: Orthodox
DIVISION: Featherweight
HEIGHT: 5' 6"
REACH: 71"
LEG REACH: 36.00
WEIGHT: 145 lbs.
TEAM: City Kickboxing Freestyle Fighting Gym[4][5]
NATIONALITY: Shellharbour, Australia
RESIDENCE: Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
OUT OF: Windang, New South Wales, Australia
AGE: 33





Significant Strikes Attempted: 2034


Takedowns Attempted: 63
Takedowns Landed: 16

Latest Bouts:

Islam Makhachev
Defeated by Unanimous Decision in Round 5
Sat. Feb 11, 2023
UFC 284: Makhachev vs. Volkanovski
Max Holloway
Winner by Unanimous Decision in Round 5
Sat. Jul 02, 2022
UFC 276: Adesanya vs. Cannonier
Chan Sung Jung
Winner by KO/TKO in Round 4
Sat. Apr 09, 2022
UFC 273: Volkanovski vs. The Korean Zombie
Brian Ortega
Winner by Unanimous Decision in Round 5
Sat. Sep 25, 2021
UFC 266: Volkanovski vs. Ortega
Max Holloway
Winner by Decision in Round 5
Sat. Jul 11, 2020
UFC 251: Usman vs. Masvidal
Max Holloway
Winner by Decision in Round 5
Sat. Dec 14, 2019
UFC 245: Usman vs. Covington
Jose Aldo
Winner by Decision in Round 3
Sat. May 11, 2019
UFC 237

Alexander Volkanovski is an Australian professional mixed martial artist and a former professional rugby player. He currently competes in the featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

Volkanovski was born on March 19, 1988 in Shellharbour, New South Wales, Australia. Growing up he excelled at both sports and academics. After high school he attended the University of Wollongong where he studied Exercise Science. While there, Volkanovski began to train in MMA under coach Chris Adams.

In 2010 Volkanovski decided to pursue his career full-time and left college to focus on MMA training full time along with wrestling classes that his trainer provided him with. In 2013 after amassing an impressive amateur record of 11 wins 1 loss, Alexander made his professional debut in which he defeated Ben Jones via submission due to strikes 1:05 into round one by TKO making it clear early on that Alexander meant business as far as fighting goes.

Since then Volkanovski has continued to work his way up through the ranks exhibiting strong showings against Mike Godbeer (TKO), Yusuke Kasuya(Unanimous Decision Win)& Jeremy Kennedy (Split decision win). His ever evolving fight style combined with superior conditioning & strength showcased during title fights vs Chad Mendes( KO win) & Max Holloway(unanimous decision win) gave rise to him being crowned UFC Featherweight Champion at UFC 245 on December 14th 2019 by unanimous decision over Max Holloway for whom many considered as one of the greatest pound for pound fighters in history thus cementing himself as a top fighter within 7 years since turning pro . Since then Alexander has defended this title twice against Brian Ortega(Decision Win ) & most recently Calvin Katter (Knockout Win ).

As one can clearly see from above ,Volakonvski’s rise from humble beginnings has been nothing short of astonishing . From now on , we can only expect more great performances from him going forward . With no signs of slowing down anytime soon ,Alexander sits atop the featherweight rankings looking for anyone who feels brave enough step into octagon and test themselves against arguably one of the most feared fighters out there today.