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Islam Makhachev

Islam Makhachev gets P4P endorsement from Alexander Volkanovski amidst Jon Jones debate: "There has to be activity there..."

Curtis Calhoun - June 5, 2024

Former UFC featherweight titleholder Alexander Volkanovski feels his two-time foe, Islam Makhachev, deserves the pound-for-pound nod over Jon Jones. Makhachev defeated Dustin Poirier by fifth-round submission to retain the UFC lightweight belt at UFC 302. He remains the UFC’s pound-for-pound No. 1 fighter as of this writing, with Jones in the No. 2 spot.

Alexander Volkanovski vs Dustin Poirier
Dustin Poirier

Alexander Volkanovski reveals interest in Dustin Poirier superfight

Harry Kettle - June 3, 2024

UFC star Alexander Volkanovski has revealed that he’d be interested in a possible showdown with Dustin Poirier. This past weekend, Dustin Poirier failed in his attempt to capture the UFC lightweight championship. Alas, while he may not have won the fight, he put forward an absolutely incredible effort against Islam Makhachev. The two battled it out over five hard rounds but in the end, it was Makhachev who was able to secure a submission win and successfully retain his belt.

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Ilia Topuria

Alexander Volkanovski promises fans the "real" him in possible Ilia Topuria rematch

Harry Kettle - May 30, 2024

Alexander Volkanovski has promised to show the real version of himself if he gets a rematch against Ilia Topuria. Earlier this year, Alexander Volkanovski lost the UFC featherweight championship. He was beaten by Ilia Topuria, who knocked him out cold in their fascinating title showdown. Now, many are wondering what’s next for ‘The Great’.

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Dustin Poirier

Alexander Volkanovski reveals UFC 302 prediction for Islam Makhachev vs. Dustin Poirier: "It's a hard fight for anybody"

Fernando Quiles - May 27, 2024

Alexander Volkanovski has shared his pick for the UFC 302 main event between lightweight titleholder Islam Makhachev and Dustin Poirier. Makhachev and Poirier will collide inside the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey this Saturday night. Many believe that this could be Poirier’s last chance at undisputed UFC gold. He will be the underdog going up against Makhachev, but he certainly figures to be a favorite with the fans who will pack the arena on June 1st.

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Jose Aldo

Alexander Volkanovski calls Jose Aldo the featherweight GOAT ahead of UFC 301

Cole Shelton - May 1, 2024

Alexander Volkanovski hails Jose Aldo as the greatest featherweight of all time. Volkanovski defeated Aldo en route to winning the featherweight title, and both are in the conversation of being the greatest ever. However, Volkanovski says he still has to give it to Aldo due to the length of his title reign, and being so dominant in wins makes him the featherweight GOAT.

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Alexander Volkanovski proposes a unique route for Steve Erceg to win the UFC flyweight title at UFC 301

Curtis Calhoun - May 1, 2024

Former UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski detailed how Steve Erceg can drop jaws and secure the flyweight belt at UFC 301. Erceg will face UFC flyweight champion Alexandre Pantoja in the UFC 301 main event on Saturday in Rio de Janeiro. The No. 10 flyweight got the title shot despite a small sample size inside the UFC Octagon, capped off by a recent knockout of Matt Schnell.

Alexander Volkanovski and Ilia Topuria
Ilia Topuria

Alex Volkanovski tells Ilia Topuria to step up and start acting like a champion: “He’s saying no to everyone”

Susan Cox - May 1, 2024

Alex Volkanovski is telling Ilia Topuria to step up and start acting like a champion. The undefeated Topuria is the current UFC featherweight champion.

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Max Holloway

Alex Volkanovski refutes the idea that Max Holloway is having a career resurgence: “He’s always been that good”

Harry Kettle - April 18, 2024

UFC star Alexander Volkanovski has questioned those who are suggesting Max Holloway is having a career “resurgence”. Last weekend, Max Holloway shocked the world. After largely dominating Justin Gaethje in their BMF title fight at UFC 300, he shut Gaethje’s lights out. He did so in the final seconds of the fight, reaffirming his position as one of the best fighters on the planet.

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Dan Ige

Dan Ige offers to be Alexander Volkanovski's tune-up fight at UFC 305: "Happy to take the challenge"

Josh Evanoff - April 4, 2024

UFC featherweight contender Dan Ige wants to welcome Alexander Volkanovski back to the cage. ’50K’ is fresh off his return to the octagon at UFC Vegas 86 in February. There, Dan Ige scored a first-round knockout victory over Andre Fili. The win was the featherweight’s third in his last four appearances in the cage. With that sort of recent success, Ige believes that he should be next for Alexander Volkanovski.

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Islam Makhachev

Islam Makhachev pins blame on Alex Volkanovski's team for knockout loss to Ilia Topuria

Susan Cox - March 20, 2024

Islam Makhachev is pinning the blame on Alex Volkanovski’s team for the Aussie’s knockout loss to Ilia Topuria. It was last October at UFC 294 that saw Alexander Volkanovski (26-4 MMA) get knocked out by lightweight champion Islam Makhachev (25-1 MMA).

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Marlon Vera

Alexander Volkanovski shares bold prediction for Sean O’Malley vs. Marlon Vera rematch at UFC 299

Harry Kettle - March 8, 2024

Alexander Volkanovski has given his prediction for tomorrow night’s clash between Sean O’Malley and Marlon Vera. On Saturday night, Sean O’Malley will defend his UFC bantamweight championship against Marlon Vera. It’ll take place in the main event in Miami, with ‘Suga’ attempting to cement his position as one of the biggest stars in mixed martial arts.

Ilia Topuria, Alexander Volkanovski UFC 298
Ilia Topuria

Ilia Topuria's coach advises Alexander Volkanovski to take a tuneup fight before rematching ‘El Matador’

Harry Kettle - March 6, 2024

Ilia Topuria’s coach Jorge Climent has given his thoughts on Alexander Volkanovski getting a rematch for the title. Just a few weeks ago, Ilia Topuria knocked out Alexander Volkanovski to become the new UFC featherweight champion. In doing so, he brought an end to the Australian’s incredible reign as the king at 145 pounds.

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Ilia Topuria

Alexander Volkanovski breaks silence after UFC 298 loss to Ilia Topuria: "I'm gonna let my head rest"

Josh Evanoff - February 29, 2024

Former UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski is going to take some time off. ‘The Great’ is fresh off his return earlier this month against Ilia Topuria. The featherweight champion was back for the first time since a knockout loss to Islam Makhachev in October, a short-notice bout for him. Unfortunately for Alexander Volkanovski, he suffered yet another stoppage loss against ‘El Matador’.

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Ilia Topuria

Coach Eugene Bareman provides update on former UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski: “He definitely needs to rest”

Harry Kettle - February 28, 2024

Eugene Bareman has provided an update on the condition of former UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski. At UFC 298, Alexander Volkanovski suffered a pretty devastating loss. He was knocked out cold by Ilia Topuria, who claimed the belt in a blockbuster main event in California. Ever since then, fans and media members alike have wondered what’s next for ‘The Great’. The short answer, for the time being, is that nobody knows for sure.

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Michael Chandler

Michael Chandler urges Alexander Volkanovski to slow down following back-to-back KO losses: "Your brain can shut off"

Fernando Quiles - February 25, 2024

Michael Chandler thinks Alexander Volkanovski needs to slow down. Volkanovski has suffered back-to-back knockout losses after looking like an absolute world beater. The once-dominant UFC featherweight titleholder suffered a head kick knockout loss to current lightweight champion Islam Makhachev back in October 2023, and was recently put to sleep by Ilia Topuria at UFC 298. Volkanovski lost the 145-pound gold to “El Matador,” and now he is being advised to take some time off.

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Brian Ortega

Brian Ortega doesn't think Alexander Volkanovski looked "like the same Volk" against Ilia Topuria at UFC 298

Cole Shelton - February 21, 2024

Brian Ortega doesn’t think Alexander Volanovski looked like his usual self in his UFC 298 title fight against Ilia Topuria. Volkanovski was coming off a KO loss to Islam Makhachev back in October for the lightweight title and was making a fairly quick turnaround to face the undefeated challenger. Heading into the fight, Volkanovski was a slight betting favorite, but Topuria was confident he would KO the champ.

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Kenny Florian

Alexander Volkanovski comes under fire for having Mark Zuckerberg in his corner at UFC 298: "Why would you do that?"

Josh Evanoff - February 20, 2024

Kenny Florian is confused by Alexander Volkanovski had Mark Zuckerberg in his UFC 298 corner. At UFC 298 on Saturday night, ‘The Great’ made his return to the octagon. The bout was a short turnaround for the Australian, previously being knocked out by Islam Makhachev in October. For Alexander Volkanovski, the featherweight title defense against Ilia Topuria offered a chance to bounce back.

Alexander Volkanovski and Joe Lopez
Ilia Topuria

Alexander Volkanovski's coach claims Ilia Topuria only "had a puncher's chance" at UFC 298: "Alex has a much better skill set"

Cole Shelton - February 20, 2024

Joe Lopez the head coach of Alexander Volkanovski knows his fighter has a much better skill set than Ilia Topuria, despite the loss at UFC 298. Volkanovski was headlining UFC 298 on Saturday as he was looking to defend his featherweight title against the undefeated fighter. Heading into the scrap, many were torn on who would win, as Topuria was full of confidence that he would KO Volkanovski.