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"The Great"

Alexander Volkanovski

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Win Rate
96 %
Finish Rate
61 %
Decision Win %
100 %
#3 p4p (UFC)
Featherweight Champion (UFC)

Alexander Volkanovski

Age
33
Height
5' 6 (168 cm)
Reach
71 in. (5' 11/180 cm)
Ape-Index
1.071
Stance
Orthodox
Nationality
Australia
Main Division
Featherweight
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coach
Joe Lopez
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Rank
brown_belt
Biography
Volkanovski attended Lake Illawarra High School throughout his teenage years and worked as a concreter after graduation. He also played a crucial role in Warilla's 2011 Premiership winning season and received the Man of the Match award for his performance in his team's Grand Final victory over Gerringong. Volkanovski then decided to quit rugby league at 23 years of age to pursue a professional career in Mixed Martial Arts in the latter half of 2011. Coach Joe Lopez said Volkanovski started training in MMA at the age of 22 and Greco-Roman wrestling to keep fit during the rugby league off season, where he weighed 97 kg . Volkanovski is based at Freestyle Fighting Gym in Wollongong but regularly completes training camps at Tiger Muay Thai in Phuket and City Kickboxing in Auckland with fellow UFC fighters Israel Adesanya, Dan Hooker and Kai Kara-France.
Fighter Trivia
Volkanovski is married to Emma and he has two daughters, Ariana and Airlie. He appeared as a coach in Malaysia Invasion, an amateur MMA reality show. Because of his paternal Macedonian and maternal Greek heritage, he uses the nickname "The Great" in reference to Alexander the Great, claiming that he had “a Macedonian father and a Greek mother”, similar to himself.

Awards & Accolades

  • UFC: UFC Featherweight Championship (One time, current). Two successful title defenses
  • UFC: Two successful title defenses
  • UFC: Fight of the Night (Two times) vs. Chad Mendes and Brian Ortega
  • UFC: Two successful title defenses
  • Australian Fighting Championship: Australian Fighting Championship Featherweight Champion (Two times)
  • Cage Conquest: Cage Conquest Welterweight Champion
  • Pacific Xtreme Combat: PXC Featherweight Champion
  • Roshambo MMA: Roshambo MMA Lightweight Champion
  • Roshambo MMA: Roshambo MMA Welterweight Champion
  • Wollongong Wars: Wollongong Wars Lightweight Champion
  • CombatPress.com: 2019 Breakout Fighter of the Year
  • World MMA Awards: 2019 – July 2020 Upset of the Year vs. Max Holloway
  • MMAjunkie.com: 2021 September Fight of the Month vs. Brian Ortega
  • : Gold medal - 12/13 yrs 62 kg (2001)

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