Alexander Volkanovski About
Complete NAME: Alexander Volkanovski
Born: September 29, 1988
Height: 5 ft 6 in
Alexander Volkanovski (conceived 29 September 1988) is an Australian expert blended military craftsman, at present endorsed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where he is the current UFC Featherweight Champion. Volkanovski is likewise a previous Australian Fighting Championship (AFC) Featherweight champion. As of June 14, 2021, he is 4 in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings.
Volkanovski was brought into the world on 29 September 1988, in Shellharbour, New South Wales. His dad was brought into the world in the town of Beranci in SR Macedonia, part of Yugoslavia, while his mom is from Greece. Alex started preparing in Greco-Roman wrestling at an early age and won a public title at 12 years old. He chose to quit any pretense of wrestling at 14 years old and rather centered around a vocation in rugby group as a front rower. Volkanovski went to Lake Illawarra High School all through his young years and functioned as a concreter after graduation.
Semi Professional Career:
He played semi-proficient rugby association for the Warilla Gorillas in the South Coast Rugby League where he was granted the Mick Cronin Medal in 2010 as the group’s best player. He additionally assumed an essential part in Warilla’s 2011 Premiership winning season and got the Man of the Match grant for his exhibition in his group’s Grand Final triumph over Gerringong.
Volkanovski then, at that point chose to stop the rugby group at 23 years old to seek after an expert vocation in Mixed Martial Arts in the last 50% of 2011. He professes to have watched Ultimate Fighting Championship occasions since adolescence and would frequently lease UFC VHS tapes from Blockbuster just as buy UFC pay per sees from 14 years old.
MMA Training Career:
Mentor Joe Lopez said Volkanovski began preparing in MMA at 22 years old and Greco-Roman wrestling to stay in shape during the rugby association slow time of year, where he weighed 97 kg (214 lb). In any case, he before long acknowledged he had an enthusiasm for the game and needed to go to the extent that he could.
Volkanovski immediately turned into a decent counter striker with an amazing overhand right just as an incredible hostile grappler. He at first contended in various beginner battles in the middleweight division as he changed from his rugby weight prior to turning proficient and dropping down to welterweight, lightweight and eventually the featherweight division.
Beginning as a novice at middleweight and going 4–0 preceding turning proficient, Volkanovski has battled in different MMA associations in Oceania district in Asia from 2012 to July 2016 preceding marking with the UFC. Volkanovski amassed a record of 13–1 with 10 straight successes before joining the UFC.
Extreme Fighting Championship:
Volkanovski made his special presentation on 26 November 2016 and expanded his success streak to 11 with a second-round TKO against Yusuke Kasuya at UFC Fight Night 101. He declared at the post battle question and answer session that he would drop from lightweight to featherweight for his next battle.
Volkanovski was required to confront Michel Quinones on 19 February 2017 at UFC Fight Night 105. Nonetheless, the session was rejected after Quinones endured a physical issue and no substitution could be found. Volkanovski got back to Featherweight and confronted Mizuto Hirota on 11 June 2017 at UFC Fight Night 110.
Volkanovski was required to confront Jeremy Kennedy at UFC Fight Night: Werdum versus Tybura on 19 November 2017 in Sydney, Australia. Notwithstanding, Kennedy pulled out of the battle on 5 October referring to a back physical issue and was supplanted by Humberto Bandenay.
In November 2017, it was reported that Bandenay would defer his UFC debut at this occasion because of an undisclosed explanation, and was supplanted by special newbie Shane Young. The session continued at a catchweight at 150 pounds. Volkanovski won the battle through consistent choice.
The session with Kennedy was rescheduled and occurred on 11 February 2018 at UFC 221. He won the battle by means of specialized take out. Volkanovski confronted Darren Elkins on 14 July 2018 at UFC Fight Night 133. He won the battle by means of consistent choice.
Volkanovski confronted Chad Mendes on 29 December 2018 at UFC 232. He won the battle by means of TKO in cycle two. This battle procured him the Fight of the Night grant. Volkanovski confronted previous featherweight champion José Aldo at UFC 237 on 11 May 2019. He won the battle through consistent choice.
UFC Featherweight Championship:
Volkanovski confronted Max Holloway on 14 December 2019 for the UFC Featherweight Championship at UFC 245.Volkanovski won the battle through consistent choice.
Volkanovski made his first title guard in a rematch against Max Holloway on 11 July 2020 at UFC 251. He won the battle by means of split choice. This result was disputable among news sources and blended hand to hand fighting characters, for example, UFC president Dana White, previous ref and maker of the guidelines framework John McCarthy and numerous blended military specialists.
Volkanovski was planning to make his second title protection against Brian Ortega on March 27, 2021 at UFC 260. Be that as it may, the battle has been dropped because of COVID-19 conventions. Volkanovski later tweeted that he tried positive for COVID-19.
On April 2, 2021 it was reported that Brian Ortega and Volkanovski will be the mentors for The Ultimate Fighter 29 at ESPN+ and the show will include competitors at bantamweight and middleweight.
Volkanovski is booked to confront Brian Ortega on September 25, 2021 at UFC 266 for the UFC Featherweight Championship.
Volkanovski is hitched to Emma and he has two little girls, Ariana and Airlie. He showed up as a mentor in Malaysia Invasion, a beginner MMA unscripted TV drama. In light of his Macedonian and Greek legacy, he utilizes the moniker “The Great” regarding Alexander the Great, guaranteeing that he was of a blended Macedonian and Greek legacy, like himself.
Alexander Volkanovski Net Worth 2021
Volkanovski has an amazing total Worth of $2 million, because of his title status and long term long UFC vocation. UFC 251 PPV was his most significant salary day, it’s anything but a rematch against Max Holloway. Volkanovski brought home an incredible $390,000 for his split choice success over ‘Favored’.