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“MMA is a big part of my life. All the work I put in is to become the best. It means providing for my family. I am a competitor and will not rest until I get what I am after.”

FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS

Despite the tough exterior, Alex is a true family man, married with two young daughters, his attitude towards supporting his family continues to give him the motivation and drive to train day in day out and compete at the highest level.

HIGH OCTANE ATHLETE

Originally a front-rower, Volko (as he is affectionately known) has transformed from a 96kg high-speed bowling ball, to a 145lb (65.8kg) high octane athlete with the ability to outmatch his competition through pure skill, strength and stamina. Alex is recognized as one of the pound for pound best fighters in Australia – a 2 time National Gold Medalist in Wrestling, currently and an impressive professional MMA record of 20-1-0 and is on a 17 fight win streak.

From front rower to the top of the UFC Featherweight Division

From rugby to UFC fighter, Alexander Volkanovski finding success in his second chapter. For a decade, he was a rugby player in Lake Illawarra on the South Coast of Australia. As a rugby player, Volkanovski played for the local club, the Warilla Gorillas at a grade below the pinnacle level of the sport in the NRL. He was a mainstay of that club and helped it to win the grand final in his last season there.

Where to next?

Alexander “The Great” Volkanovski is a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) athlete competing in the Featherweight Division of the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship), the premier MMA promotion which now promotes some of the biggest sporting talent, live events and pay-per-view events around the globe – representing over 500 athletes, and over 50 events year on year.

Result Opponent Event Method
Win Max Holloway UFC 245 Decision (unanimous)
Win Jose Aldo UFC 237 Decision (unanimous)
Win Chad Mendes UFC 232 TKO (punches)
Win Darren Elkins UFC Fight Night: dos Santos vs. Ivanov Decision (unanimous)
Win Jeremy Kennedy UFC 221 TKO (punches and elbows)
Win Shane Young UFC Fight Night: Werdum vs. Tybura Decision (unanimous)
Win Mizuto Hirota UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Hunt Decision (unanimous)
Win Yusuke Kasuya UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Brunson TKO (Punches)
Win Jai Bradney Wollongong Wars 4 TKO (Punches)
Win Jamie Mullarkey Australian Fighting Championship 15 KO (punch)
Win Yusuke Yachi Pacific Xtreme Combat 50 Submission (triangle choke)
Win James Bishop Australian Fighting Championship 13 TKO (punches)
Win David Butt Wollongong Wars 2 TKO (punches)
Win Kyle Reyes Pacific Xtreme Combat 45 Decision (unanimous)
Win Jai Bradney Roshambo MMA 3 – In the Cage Submission (rear-naked choke)
Win Rodolfo Marques Diniz Australian Fighting Championship 9 KO (Punches)
Win Greg Atzori Roshambo MMA 2 – In the Cage Submission (guillotine choke)
Win Luke Catubig Australian Fighting Championship 7 TKO (punches)
Loss Corey Nelson Australian Fighting Championship 5 TKO (head kick and punches)
Win Anton Zafir Roshambo MMA 1 – In the Cage TKO (punches)
Win Regan Wilson Southern Fight Promotions – Cage Conquest 2 TKO (doctor stoppage)
Win Gerhard Voigt Revolution Promotions – Revolution at the Roxy Decision (unanimous)

KO

11

DEC

5

SUB

3

PROFESSIONAL MMA RECORD

21-1-0

DIVISION

FEATHERWEIGHT

WIN STREAK

17

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