Alexander Volkanovski

Alexander Volkanovski 2021: Record, Net Worth, Salary and Endorsement

Alexander Volkanovski has fought at multiple weight classes in his career. From middleweight to featherweight, he has had a spectacular run so far. 'The Great' is also the reigning UFC featherweight champion.

Volkanovski started training in Greco-Roman wrestling at a very young age. He won his first national championship at 12. However, he left wrestling and began competing in rugby at 14. He had an impressive career in rugby. However, he began training in MMA and wrestling during his offseasons. It is noteworthy that Alexander Volkanovski weighed around 214 lbs during the offseasons.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JULY 12: Alexander Volkanovski of Australia celebrates after his split-decision victory over Max Holloway in their UFC featherweight championship fight during the UFC 251 event at Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 12, 2020 on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Volkanovski had four fights as an amateur at middleweight. At 23, he decided to make a career out of mixed martial arts. He dropped to welterweight and defeated Gerhard Voigt in his first professional bout.

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'The Great' went 3-0 before suffering his first and only loss in his new career. After amassing thirteen wins in Australia, Guam, and New Zealand, Volkanovski finally made it to the United States. As of February 2021, he is at #6 in men's pound for pound rankings.

Alexander Volkanovski: UFC Career

He dominated his first five opponents in the UFC before fighting returning veteran, Chad Mendes. Although he faced some early adversity against Mendes, Volkanovski turned the tables and knocked him out. He was then matched up against legendary featherweight, Jose Aldo.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JULY 10: Alexander Volkanovski of Australia poses on the scale during the UFC 251 official weigh-in inside Flash Forum at UFC Fight Island on July 10, 2020 on Yas Island Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

As expected, he outclassed Aldo to win a title shot. Volkanovski received his first-ever title shot against former champion Max Holloway. Holloway was an impressive run in the featherweight division before the fight. However, Volkanovski conquered Holloway and the division.

The duo re-matched at UFC 251. Max Holloway looked strong in the early rounds. Many people thought he would win the fight. But, the judges did not see it that way and awarded the decision to the champion. There was a ton of controversy surrounding the decision post-fight. He is scheduled to make his second title defense against Brian Ortega on March 27, 2021, at UFC 260. He holds a record of 9-0 in his UFC career.

Alexander Volkanovski: Fighting Style

Alexander Volkanovski is a strong wrestler who fell in love with striking. With a world-class gym (City Kickboxing) watching his back, Volkanovski has mastered many techniques. He has a dangerous overhand right and debilitating leg kicks.

Besides that, he has offensive and defensive wrestling in his arsenal. And if he gets taken down, his experience as a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu should help him defend against submission attacks.

Alexander Volkanovski: Boxing Career

Alexander Volkanovski has one boxing match under his belt. The bout took place on April 17, 2015, at super welterweight inside the Hurstville Entertainment Center, Australia. 'The Great' won the four-round battle via a unanimous decision.

Alexander Volkanovski: Achievements

Alexander Volkanovski has won a championship at every weight class (welterweight, lightweight, featherweight) he has fought in his pro career.

He has won the Fight of the Night bonus for his performance against Chad Mendes. Besides winning the UFC featherweight title, he has also defended it one time.

Apart from that, he won a gold medal at the Australian National Schools Wrestling Competition at 12  years old. He holds an amazing record of 22-1-0 in his MMA career.

Alexander Volkanovski: Net Worth and Salary 2021

Volkanovski has earned over $1,224,500 in the UFC according to The Sports Daily. He received a whopping $390,000 for the rematch against Max Holloway.

Alexander Volkanovski: Endorsements 2021

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Volkanovski has teamed up with several companies like CMBT and Blessed CBD

How to contact Alexander Volkanovski?

Twitter, Instagram, Facebook

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NicknameThe Great
Age32
Born29 September 1988
CountryAustralia
GymCity Kickboxing, Freestyle Fighting Gym
Height5 ft 6 in
Weight/Division145 lbs (featherweight)
Reach71  in 
MMA Record22-1-0, 0NC
Boxing Record1-0-0, 0NC
Active Win Streak19
Wins by Stoppages14 (11 T/KOs, 3 Submissions)
Net Worth NA
 Endorsements CMBT, Blessed CBD 
 Partner Emma 
Marital StatusMarried
Kids2 (Ariana and Airlie)