Alexander "The Great" Volkanovski - Official UFC® Profile
Alexander
Volkanovski
15-1-0( W-L-D )
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Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 2 fights.
Record: 15-1-0
Summary: Power and accuracy

Fighter Info

Nickname: The Great
From: Shellharbour, NSW Australia
Fights Out Of: Windang, NSW Australia
Age: 28
Height: 5' 5" ( 165 cm )
Weight: 145 lb ( 65 kg )
Reach 71"
Leg Reach 36"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
215
64% Successful
137
Types of Successful Strikes
0
137
35% Standing
15%
50% Ground
48
21
68
Striking Defense
69
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
10
70% Successful
7
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
0
1
1
Takedown Defense
86
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
Win
Alexander Volkanovski
Jun 10, 2017
87
46
4
0
0
0
1
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Alexander Volkanovski
Nov 26, 2016
4
50
1
3
0
0
1
0
R2 KO/TKO

Biography

TRAINING: I always like to start the day with a morning session to get the body going. Usually that will consist of technique/game planning with coach Joe Lopez. I finish the day with two sessions with the fight team (MMA/BJJ/Wrestling/Sparring) 

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training in 2011 to keep fit, as I was a professional rugby league player at the time. 

What ranks and titles have you held? PXC World Featherweight Champion, AFC Featherweight Champion 2X, WARS MMA Welterweight Champion, WARS MMA Featherweight Champion, RMMA Welterweight Champion, RMMA Lightweight Champion

Cage Conquest Welterweight Champion, Tapology Ranked pound for pound number 1 in Australia and New Zealand and South East Asia, Fight Matrix Number 1 ranked Featherweight and Lightweight in Oceania and number 36 in the world.

Do you have any heroes? Chuck Liddell. I would never have gotten into MMA if it weren't for his influence in the sport. 

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? I knew the first day I stepped into the MMA Gym that I had what it took to make it to not only compete in the UFC but take it all the way. To finally be given my shot after walking away from a successful rugby league career and putting my family’s life on hold proves I made the right decisions and I have proven myself to my supportive wife and family.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I finished high school a few weeks into year 11 to take on a role concreting within the family business.

What was your job before you started fighting? Concreting for the family business

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? I only had four amateur fights and they were all first round knockouts with a combined total time of less than five minutes for my total amateur career.

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? I have never fought an opponent with a losing record. I hate fights that don't seem equal and I have never been one to pad my record. I have a knockout win over UFC veteran Anton Zafir, knocked out Rodolfo Marques and Jamie Mullarkey. Out of my 13 wins, 11 have been finishes.

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Purple Belt BJJ, National Wrestling Gold Medalist 

Favorite grappling technique: Ground and Pound in the halfguard

Favorite Striking technique: My trademark overhand right

 
  • Pro since 2012

 

  • Nine wins by KO, three by submission (Triangle, RNC, guillotine)

 

  • Seven first round finishes

 

  • On 12 fight winning streak

Career

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