Meet Alexander Volkanovski: From Rugby and Martial Arts to UFC Champion

UFC Profile Australian Alexander Volkanovski TOP 4 Best Fights
UFC Profile Alexander Volkanovski TOP 4 Fights

Alexander Volkanovski is an Australian mixed martial arts fighter who was born on September 29, 1988, in Shellharbour, New South Wales, Australia. He currently competes in the featherweight division of the UFC, where he is the current owner of the champion belt. Today, he is considered # 4 in the UFC’s official world rankings, in the men’s pound-for-pound weight category.

After a career where he went through different sports, including Rugby, which he practiced professionally in 2010; Volkanovski decided on mixed martial arts and, on November 26, 2016, he made his UFC debut.

Currently, Alexander Volkanovski has an impeccable record within the UFC octagons with 9 wins and 0 losses. But since he started in the world of MMA, Volkanovski has an impressive record of 22 wins and 1 loss. His only defeat was in 2013 against Corey Nelson in the Australian Fighting Championship 5 event.

UFC Profile – Alexander Volkanovski – Top 4 fights

  • Alexander Volkanovski vs. Anton Zafir

His first major victory in MMA was at the Roshambo MMA 1 – In the Cage event; there he faced fellow Australian Anton Zafir. In this fight, Roshambo MMA’s welterweight title was at stake. The fight was very exciting from start to finish, the 4 rounds were electrifying, but, at minute 2:19 of this 4th round, Volkanovski achieved an impressive combination of blows that would give him the victory by technical knockout.

  • Alexander Volkanovski vs. James Bishop

Alexander Volanovski achieved his 10th MMA victory when he faced James Bishop in the Australian Fighting Championship 13. In this fight, Volkanovski, from the beginning, was landing many blows to Bishop and, in the first round itself, at minute 1: 39, Bishop fell to the canvas. This fight earned him the AFC Featherweight title.

  • Alexander Volkanovski vs. Yusuke Kasuya

After having a brilliant 13-win, 1-loss MMA career, Volkanovski made his UFC debut on November 26, 2016, at UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Brunson, where he faced the Japanese Yusuke Kasuya. In this fight, Volkanovski asserted his local status and, with the support of his fans, he managed to beat the Japanese in minute 2:06 of the 2nd round, through an excellent technical knockout.

  • Alexander Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway

Already with a very solid career in the UFC, Volkanovski faced Max Holloway at UFC 245 on December 14, 2019. In this fight, the UFC featherweight title was at stake. This fight was everything we expected from a championship fight, we enjoyed 5 intense rounds, where each of the fighters gave their best to take the victory. On this occasion, Volkanovski managed to take the victory and the championship by unanimous decision of the judges.

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