34 Facts About Alexander Volkanovski


Alexander Volkanovski was born on September 29,1988 and is an Australian mixed martial artist.

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Alexander Volkanovski currently competes in the Featherweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, where he is the current UFC Featherweight Champion.

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Alexander Volkanovski is a former Australian Fighting Championship Featherweight champion.

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Alexander Volkanovski was born on September 29,1988, in Shellharbour, New South Wales.

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Alexander Volkanovski's father was born in the village of Beranci in SR Macedonia while his mother is from Greece.

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Alexander Volkanovski decided to give up wrestling at the age of 14 and instead focused on a career in rugby league as a front rower.

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Alexander Volkanovski attended Lake Illawarra High School throughout his teenage years and worked as a concreter after graduation.

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Alexander Volkanovski played semi-professional rugby league for the Warilla Gorillas in the South Coast Rugby League where he was awarded the Mick Cronin Medal in 2010 as the league's best player.

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Alexander Volkanovski played a crucial role in Warilla's 2011 Premiership winning season and received the Man of the Match award for his performance in his team's Grand Final victory over Gerringong.

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Alexander Volkanovski then decided to quit rugby league at 23 years of age to pursue a professional career in Mixed Martial Arts in the latter half of 2011.

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Alexander Volkanovski quickly became a good counter striker with a powerful overhand right as well as a fantastic offensive wrestler.

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Alexander Volkanovski initially competed in multiple amateur fights in the middleweight division as he adjusted from his rugby weight before turning professional and moving down to welterweight, lightweight and ultimately the featherweight division.

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Alexander Volkanovski is based at Freestyle Fighting Gym in Wollongong but regularly completes training camps at Tiger Muay Thai in Phuket and City Kickboxing in Auckland with fellow UFC fighters, current UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya, Dan Hooker and Kai Kara-France.

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Alexander Volkanovski won a Pacific Xtreme Combat title and two Australian Fighting Championship Featherweight titles.

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Alexander Volkanovski made his promotional debut on November 26,2016, and increased his win streak to 11 with a second-round TKO against Yusuke Kasuya at UFC Fight Night 101.

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Alexander Volkanovski announced at the post-fight press conference that he would drop from lightweight to featherweight for his next fight.

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Alexander Volkanovski was expected to face Michel Quinones on February 19,2017, at UFC Fight Night 105.

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Alexander Volkanovski returned to Featherweight and faced Mizuto Hirota on June 11,2017, at UFC Fight Night 110.

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Alexander Volkanovski won the fight via unanimous decision after almost finishing Hirota following a knockdown.

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Alexander Volkanovski was expected to face Jeremy Kennedy at UFC Fight Night: Werdum vs Tybura on November 19,2017, in Sydney, Australia.

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Alexander Volkanovski faced Darren Elkins on July 14,2018, at UFC Fight Night 133.

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Alexander Volkanovski won the fight via technical knockout in round two after surviving two knockdowns himself.

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Alexander Volkanovski faced former featherweight champion Jose Aldo at UFC 237 on May 11,2019.

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Alexander Volkanovski faced Max Holloway on December 14,2019, for the UFC Featherweight Championship at UFC 245.

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Alexander Volkanovski made his first title defense in a rematch against Max Holloway on July 11,2020, at UFC 251.

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Alexander Volkanovski was scheduled to make his second title defense against Brian Ortega on March 27,2021, at UFC 260.

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Alexander Volkanovski faced Brian Ortega on September 25,2021, at UFC 266 for the UFC Featherweight Championship.

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Alexander Volkanovski received universal praise for escaping multiple submission attempts and persevering.

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Alexander Volkanovski was scheduled to face Max Holloway for a third time on March 5,2022, at UFC 272.

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Alexander Volkanovski won the fight early in the fourth round via standing TKO after dominating the majority of the bout and scoring three knockdowns.

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Alexander Volkanovski won the bout via unanimous decision, This win earn him the Crypto.

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Alexander Volkanovski has a single boxing bout, which was a Super welterweight bout he won by unanimous decision in four rounds against Dillon Bargero.

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Alexander Volkanovski is married to Emma and he has two daughters, Ariana and Airlie.

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Alexander Volkanovski appeared as a coach in Malaysia Invasion, an amateur MMA reality show.

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