When Is Alexander Volkanovski’s Next Fight?

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Alexander Volkanovski prepares to fight Brian Ortega during a featherweight mixed martial arts title bout at UFC 266.
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Anatoly Pimentel @AnatolyPimentel Nov 17, 2022, 6:50 PM
  • Alexander Volkanovski is the current UFC Featherweight Champion.
  • Islam Makhachev is his next opponent.

Alexander Volkanovski is one of the few undefeated fighters left in the UFC, as he won all of his 12 fights under the Las Vegas-based promotion, which is the primary reason he is the current and reigning featherweight champion of the world. Because of this immaculate run, he became a perpetual name in online sports betting through UFC odds.

The Aussie is fresh off his fourth title defense against Max Holloway with a dominant and lopsided unanimous decision victory. It also closed their rivalry as both men were able to meet three times inside the Octagon. But when will the number one-ranked pound-for-pound athlete in the world be back in action?

When Is Alexander Volkanovski’s Next Fight?

Alexander Volkanovski’s next fight will be on February 11, 2023, against reigning UFC Lightweight Champion Islam Makhachev in RAC Arena in Perth, Australia. This will be a champion-versus-champion showdown for the UFC Lightweight Title.

Volkanovski will move up in weight to challenge Makhachev in an attempt to be the latest double-weight champion. “The Great” earned this opportunity because he was able to clear the title challengers in the 145-pound division.

Alexander Volkanovski MMA Record and Statistics

  • MMA record: 25-1
  • 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 $4,690,500, 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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Anatoly Pimentel

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Anatoly Pimentel is an NBA and MMA writer previously featured in ASEAN Sports, Asian Persuasion MMA, and Overtime Heroics MMA. He graduated from Adamson University with B.A in Communication and is currently a Web Content Writer for BetMGM.

Anatoly Pimentel is an NBA and MMA writer previously featured in ASEAN Sports, Asian Persuasion MMA, and Overtime Heroics MMA. He graduated from Adamson University with B.A in Communication and is currently a Web Content Writer for BetMGM.