- Alexander Volkanovski is the current UFC Featherweight Champion.
- Volkanovski is fresh off a loss to Islam Makhachev in their lightweight title showdown.
- Yair Rodriguez is his next opponent.
Alexander Volkanovski came up short in his quest to become the fifth UFC simultaneous double-weight champion as Islam Makhachev retained his lightweight title via unanimous decision in the main event of UFC 284. It was his first defeat in his UFC career, but because of his incredible performance in the fight, he remains a top name in online sports betting through UFC odds.
This loss to Makhachev also took place in the 155-pound division, not in Volkanovski’s natural weight class of 145 pounds, which means that he is still undefeated in the featherweight division, where he currently reigns as the champion. Will the Australian champion go back down in his division to defend his title in his next fight?
When Is Alexander Volkanovski’s Next Fight?
Alexander Volkanovski’s next opponent will be Yair Rodriguez, who defeated Josh Emmett via second-round submission in the co-main event of UFC 284 to become the Interim UFC Featherweight Champion. That victory automatically granted Rodriguez an outright title shot against Volkanovski.
The date and venue of that featherweight unification bout are yet to be determined, but it is expected to happen this 2023. If Volkanovski successfully defends his title over Rodriguez, he would again move up in the lightweight division to pursue that elusive champ-champ status.
Alexander Volkanovski MMA Record and Statistics
- MMA record: 25-2
- Wins by TKO/KO: 12
- Wins by submission: 3
- Wins by decision: 10
- Striking accuracy: 57%
- Significant strikes landed per minute: 6.79
- Significant strikes absorbed: 3.53
- Takedown average per 15 minutes: 1.71
- Submission average per 15 minutes: 0.22
- Significant strikes defense: 60%
- Takedown defense: 73%
- Knockdown average: 0.37
- Average fight time: 16:50
Alexander Volkanovski Notable Wins
Alexander Volkanovski’s unbeaten run under the UFC has allowed him to win over big names such as Shane Young, Jeremy Kennedy, Darren Elkins, Chad Mendes, Jose Aldo, Max Holloway, Brian Ortega and Chan Sung Jung.
Alexander Volkanovski UFC Earnings
Alexander Volkanovski’s total earnings throughout his six-year campaign under the UFC is $5,770,500, which includes base pay, bonuses and pay-per-view points or shares. However, other deals and sponsorships are not included in this figure.
Alexander Volkanovski Team and Corner
Alexander Volkaovski is affiliated with City Kickboxing, headed by coaches Eugene Bareman, Doug Viney, Chanel Niumata, Tristam Apikitoa and Mike Angove.
Volkanovski also trains with other top UFC fighters, Israel Adesanya (former undisputed UFC middleweight champion), Kai Kara-France, Dan Hooker and Brad Riddell. This team also serves as his corner during fights.
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