Alexander Volkanovski is an MMA fighter from Australia and also the current UFC Featherweight Champion. He competes in the Featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and he was formerly the Featherweight champion of the AFC. Volkanovski competed as a professional boxer in 2015 before making his UFC debut. He is now first in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings as of August 2022.
Alexander Volkanovski Biography And Net Worth
|Net Worth $2 million|
|Birth Date September 29, 1988|
|Birthplace Shellharbour, New South Wales|
|Profession Mixed Martial Artist|
|Wife Emma Volkanovski|
Alexander Volkanovski Early Life
On 28 September 1988, Alexander Volkanovski was born to Tony Volkanovski and Mary Volkanovski in Warilla, a beachside neighborhood of Shellharbour in the Wollongong metropolitan area of Australia. At a young age, Alex started training in Greco-Roman wrestling, and by the time he was 12, he had won two national championships. At the age of 14, he decided to give up wrestling in favor of a front rower career in rugby league. Volkanovski finished high school at Lake Illawarra High School and went on to work as a concreter. In the second part of 2011, Volkanovski at the age of 23 years, decided to leave rugby to pursue a professional career in mixed martial arts. He claims to have been a longtime fan of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, regularly renting UFC VHS videos from Blockbuster as well as buying UFC pay-per-views starting at the age of 14.
Alexander Volkanovski Early Career
Beginning with a middleweight amateur who went 4-0 before turning professional. Before joining the UFC, Volkanovski competed in several MMA
Organizations in the Oceania region of Asia from 2012 until July 2016. He won the Featherweight titles of the Australian Fighting Championship twice, as well as Pacific Xtreme Combat (PXC). Before entering the UFC, Volkanovski compiled a 13-1 record with 10 straight victories.
Alexander Volkanovski Career
On November 26, 2016, Volkanovski made his promotional debut at UFC Fight Night 101, he extended his winning streak to 11 matches with a second-round TKO. On June 11, 2017, Volkanovski competed at featherweight once more, taking on Mizuto Hirota. On December 29, 2018, Volkanovski competed against Chad Mendes at UFC 232, and after surviving his own two knockdowns, he was able to win the bout. On December 14, 2019, Volkanovski defeated Max Holloway to win the UFC Featherweight Championship at UFC 245. He defeated Holloway in the rescheduled trilogy match at UFC 276 on July 2, 2022. His victory qualified him for the Crypto.com Fan Bonus of the Night second-place prize, which paid out US$20,000 in bitcoin.
Alexander Volkanovski Wife
Volkanovski married his longtime girlfriend Emma and they are blessed with two daughters, Ariana and Airlie.
Alexander Volkanovski Net Worth
The estimated net worth of Alexander Volkanovski is $3 million as of 2022, this is primarily due to his MMA background. His fight with Max Holloway at UFC 251 earned him the biggest sum of money. That evening, Volkanovski went home $1,173,333 richer. Volkanovski has won in the UFC as well, he won his first UFC fight via TKO against Yusuke Kasuya at UFC Fight Night, earning him $22,500.
Alexander Volkanovski Height and Weight
|Weight 66 kg|
|Eye Color Brown|
|Hair Color Brown|