- Alexander Volkanovski is the current undisputed UFC Featherweight Champion.
- Volkanovski is fresh off a defeat to Islam Makhachev in their UFC lightweight title rematch at UFC 294.
- Volkanovski looks to return to the featherweight division and defend his title in his next fight.
Alexander Volkanovski has absorbed another defeat at the hands of UFC lightweight champion Islam Makhachev after a first-round knockout in the main event of UFC 294 on Oct. 21, 2023, inside the Etihad Arena in Yas Island, United Arab Emirates. It was his only second loss in the UFC and third overall. Despite this latest setback, he remains a favorite name in online sports betting.
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Volkanovski was an 11-day replacement opponent for Charles Oliveira after he suffered a nasty cut in his eye in the tail-end of his preparation against Makhachev. “The Great” gladly accepted the gigantic challenge that lived up to his moniker.
When Is Alexander Volkanovski’s Next Fight?
After losing Makhachev, Volkanovski has revealed that he is looking to return to the 145-pound division and defend his title anew against any top contender he hasn’t fought yet. No. 4-ranked Arnold Allen and No. 5-ranked Ilia Topuria are the top names in the top five rankings he hasn’t faced yet. One of them is expected to get the title shot next.
For now, the Australian champion will recover and recuperate from the damage he sustained from Makhachev before focusing on his next opponent.
Alexander Volkanovski held back tears reflecting on his decision to fight Islam Makhachev on short notice at #UFC294 and why he felt he had to do it once he was offered. 😔
— MMA Junkie (@MMAJunkie) October 21, 2023
Alexander Volkanovski MMA Record and Statistics
- MMA record: 26-3
- Wins by TKO/KO: 13
- 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, Chan Sung Jung, and Yair Rodriguez.
Alexander Volkanovski UFC Earnings
Alexander Volkanovski’s total earnings throughout his campaign under the UFC is $9,662,500, which includes base pay, bonuses, and pay-per-view points or shares. However, other deals and sponsorships are not included in this figure.
The Aussie’s latest payout for UFC 294 is estimated to be at $2.3 million, the highest single-fight salary he has received from the UFC so far.
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.