Alex Volkanovski News
Alexander Volkanovski hints at impending fight booking: "January sounds good to me!"
Josh Evanoff - September 26, 2023
Sean O'Malley believes he could knockout Alexander Volkanovski in future super fight: "100%"
Josh Evanoff - September 19, 2023
Alexander Volkanovski turns attention to Islam Makhachev at UFC 300: “I think that makes a lot of sense"
Fernando Quiles - September 12, 2023
Alex Volkanovski responds after Conor McGregor suggests he would make “quick work” of him at featherweight: “Let’s do it at UFC 300”
Fernando Quiles - September 10, 2023
PHOTO | UFC 5 covers officially revealed featuring Alexander Volkanovski and Israel Adesanya on deluxe version
Cole Shelton - September 5, 2023
Max Holloway hoping for longshot 2024 quadrilogy with Alexander Volkanovski: "Got to be undeniable"
Josh Evanoff - September 4, 2023
Former UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway still wants to fight Alexander Volkanovski. ‘Blessed’ returned to the win column last month at UFC Singapore against The Korean Zombie. Facing the South Korean fighter in his final fight, Max Holloway scored a highlight-reel third-round knockout. The win was his second in a row, previously defeating Arnold Allen in the main event of UFC Kansas City in April.
Alexander Volkanovski has grim outlook on Sean Strickland's chances against Israel Adesanya
Fernando Quiles - September 3, 2023
Alexander Volkanovski thinks Sean Strickland will be in for a world of hurt against Israel Adesanya. Adesanya is set to put his middleweight championship on the line against Strickland at UFC 293 on September 9. “The Last Stylebender” was expected to meet Dricus du Plessis in a grudge match at the pay-per-view. That plan couldn’t come to fruition, as du Plessis is recovering from an injury and was not going to be healed in time. As a result, Strickland got the call to meet “Izzy.”
UFC President Dana White discusses the possibility of making Max Holloway vs. Alex Volkanovski 4: “I don’t love it”
Harry Kettle - August 30, 2023
UFC president Dana White has explained why he isn’t crazy about the idea of booking Alex Volkanovski vs Max Holloway 4. Last weekend in the main event of UFC Singapore, Max Holloway knocked out The Korean Zombie. It came in the wake of his win over Arnold Allen which, in itself, was a big moment for ‘Blessed’ as it allowed him to get back in the win column.
EA Sports UFC 5 set for October release with Alexander Volkanovski and Valentina Shevchenko as cover athletes
Josh Evanoff - August 29, 2023
Alexander Volkanovski and Valentina Shevchenko are the latest to grace the cover of EA Sports UFC. Over the last few months, EA and the UFC have teased that their fifth entry was on the way. It makes sense, as it’s been over three years since their last release in August 2020. While fans wait for more details about the title, it seems that it’ll be one for the ages.
Max Holloway explains why he didn’t callout Alex Volkanovski following KO win over The Korean Zombie at UFC Singapore
Chris Taylor - August 26, 2023
Alexander Volkanovski sends a message to Ilia Topuria after Aljamain Sterling loses at UFC 292
Cole Shelton - August 21, 2023
Alexander Volkanovski has his sights set on Ilia Topuria. Volkanovski was paying close attention to the UFC 292 main event, as Aljamain Sterling had said if he beat Sean O’Malley he was going to call out Volkanovski and fight for the featherweight title. It appeared the featherweight champ was interested in the fight, but Sterling suffered a second-round TKO loss to O’Malley to lose his belt.
Alexander Volkanovski reveals prediction for Aljamain Sterling vs. Sean O'Malley at UFC 292
Fernando Quiles - August 16, 2023
UFC Featherweight Champion Alexander Volkanovski has high praise for both Aljamain Sterling and Sean O’Malley, and he’s made his pick for the UFC 292 headliner. Sterling will be putting the UFC Bantamweight Championship at stake against O’Malley on August 19. For the “Funk Master,” he’s hoping to extend his record for the most successful consecutive UFC bantamweight title defenses. He also told Ariel Helwani on “The MMA Hour” that he plans to move up to featherweight following UFC 292.
Jon Anik explains why Justin Gaethje defeating Dustin Poirier was the “perfect” result for Ilia Topuria
Harry Kettle - August 2, 2023
UFC commentator Jon Anik has explained why Justin Gaethje’s win over Dustin Poirier was a great result for Ilia Topuria. Last weekend at UFC 291, Justin Gaethje was able to defeat Dustin Poirier via knockout. In doing so, many believe he set himself up for a UFC lightweight title shot. Of course, Charles Oliveira is getting the next crack at Islam Makhachev in October, but Gaethje may well be waiting for the winner.
Alexander Volkanovski has successful elbow surgery for "unbearable" injury
Cole Shelton - July 18, 2023
UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski underwent successful surgery on his elbow. After Volkanovski defended his featherweight title back at UFC 290 with a TKO win over Yair Rodriguez, he revealed he was a bit banged up and would likely need surgery. On Tuesday, Volkanovski announced on his social media that his surgery on his shoulder was successful.
Coach Javier Mendez predicts “epic” rematch between Alexander Volkanovski and Islam Makhachev
Harry Kettle - July 13, 2023
Henry Cejudo argues that Alex Volkanovski has still not passed Jose Aldo as the featherweight GOAT: “Numbers don’t lie”
Susan Cox - July 12, 2023
Henry Cejudo is arguing that Alex Volkanovski has still not passed Jose Aldo as the featherweight GOAT. It was just this past Saturday that Featherweight Champion, Alexander Volkanovski, recorded his 5th successful title defence. It was Volkanovski (26-2 MMA) vs Yair Rodriguez (16-4 MMA) at UFC 290 where ‘The Great’ defeated ‘El Pantera’ via TKO at 4:19 of round 3.
Georges St-Pierre crowns Alexander Volkanovski pound-for-pound number one: "He's the best"
Josh Evanoff - July 12, 2023
Georges St-Pierre believes UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski is the greatest fighter alive. ‘The Great’ returned to the cage over the weekend in the main event of UFC 290. There, he returned to the featherweight division for yet another title defense against Yair Rodriguez. ‘El Pantera’ previously earned interim featherweight gold with a submission win over Josh Emmett in February.
Mark Zuckerberg reacts to recent training session with Alex Volkanovski and Israel Adesanya, ‘The Great’ responds
Susan Cox - July 12, 2023
Mark Zuckerberg has reacted after his recent training session with Alex Volkanovski and Israel Adesanya and ‘The Great’ has responded. Will there be a battle of the billionaires Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk?
PHOTO | Israel Adesanya and Alexander Volkanovski train with shredded Mark Zuckerberg
Josh Evanoff - July 11, 2023
UFC champions Israel Adesanya and Alexander Volkanovski believe Mark Zuckerberg is serious about fighting. The tech mogul and owner of Meta, has long been an MMA fan. Over the last year, Mark Zuckerberg has begun training in the sport as well, having competed in jiu-jitsu tournaments. Furthermore, the businessman has started to form friendships in the combat sports world, even training with Alexander Volkanovski earlier this year.
Alexander Volkanovski slams 'delusional' Ilia Topuria: "Do you watch me fight?"
Josh Evanoff - July 10, 2023
UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski has some choice words for Ilia Topuria. ‘The Great’ returned to the cage for yet another title defense against Yair Rodriguez at UFC 290. While ‘El Pantera’ held interim gold stemming from a destructive win over Josh Emmett in February, he was no match. In the pay-per-view headliner, Alexander Volkanovski dominated en route to a fourth-round knockout win.
Alex Volkanovski vows to defeat Islam Makhachev in potential UFC rematch: "I guarantee I get my hand raised"
Fernando Quiles - July 9, 2023
Alex Volkanovski believes there’s no doubt he will avenge his loss against UFC Lightweight Champion Islam Makhachev. Back in February, Volkanovski vs. Makhachev headlined UFC 284. It was Alex Volkanovski who was moving up in weight to challenge for the 155-pound gold. Outside of his one career loss back in 2015, Makhachev has looked mostly dominant. While he had a competitive bout against Arman Tsarukyan, Islam Makhachev’s toughest test came against Alex “The Great.”
Watch | Alex Volkanovski and Ilia Topuria have tense confrontation at UFC 290: “You’re too short, boy”
Fernando Quiles - July 9, 2023
The competitive nature was in full force when Alex Volkanovski and Ilia Topuria had a staredown following UFC 290. Volkanovski collided with Yair Rodriguez in the main event of UFC 290. This was a featherweight title unification clash. In the end, Volkanovski once again showcased why he is the UFC’s best 145-pounder. Alex Volkanovski earned a third-round TKO finish after rocking Rodriguez on the feet, taking him down, and unleashing ground-and-pound.
Pros react after Alex Volkanovski TKO's Yair Rodriguez at UFC 290
Chris Taylor - July 8, 2023
Tonight’s UFC 290 event was headlined by a men’s featherweight title fight between Alex Volkanovski and Yair Rodriguez. Volkanovski (26-2 MMA) was returning to action for the first time since suffering a razor close decision loss to Islam Makhachev for the UFC lightweight title back in February of this year. That controversial setback had snapped the Aussie’s incredible 22-fight win streak, which included four straight title defenses at featherweight.
UFC 290: 'Volkanovski vs. Rodriguez' Live Results and Highlights
Chris Taylor - July 8, 2023
The Octagon remains in Nevada for tonight’s UFC 290 event, a fourteen-bout fight card headlined by Alex Volkanovski vs. Yair Rodriguez. Volkanovski (25-2 MMA) will be returning to action for the first time since suffering a razor close decision loss to Islam Makhachev for the UFC lightweight title back in February. That setback snapped the Aussie’s incredible 22-fight win streak. Prior to his controversial loss to Makhachev, ‘The Great’ had successfully defended his featherweight title for a fourth time by defeating Max Holloway at UFC 276.
UFC 290: 'Volkanovski vs. Rodriguez' Weigh-In Results - 1 Fighter Misses Weight
Susan Cox - July 7, 2023
UFC 290 takes place tomorrow, Saturday July 8th, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Headlining the event is the battle between champion Alexander Volkanovski (25-2 MMA) and interim champion Yair Rodriguez (16-3 MMA).