Stats & Records
Wins by Knockout
Wins by Submission
First Round Finishes
- Sig. Strikes Landed
- Sig. Strikes Attempted
- Takedowns Landed
- Takedowns Attempted
- Sig. Str. Defense is the percentage of significant strikes attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Takedown defense is the percentage of takedowns attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Knockdown Avg. is the average number of knockdowns per 15 Minutes window.
Sig. Str. By Position
Sig. Str. by target
Win by Method
- Pro since 2012
- 13 wins by KO, three by submission (Triangle, RNC, guillotine)
- Seven first round finishes
- Has won 23 of his last 24
UFC 290 (7/8/23) Volkanovski stopped Yair Rodriguez via strikes at 4:19 of the third round to retain his UFC featherweight title
UFC 284 (2/12/23) Volkanovski lost a five round unanimous decision to Islam Makhachev in a bout for the UFC lightweight title
UFC 276 (7/2/22) Volkanovski won a five round unanimous decision over Max Holloway to retain his UFC featherweight title
UFC 273 (4/9/22) Volkanovski stopped Chan Sung Jung via strikes at :45 of the fourth round to retain his UFC featherweight title
UFC 266 (9/25/21) Volkanovski won a five round unanimous decision over Brian Ortega to retain his UFC featherweight title
UFC 251 (7/11/20) Volkanovski won a five round split decision over Max Holloway to retain his UFC featherweight title
UFC 245 (12/14/19) Volkanovski won a five round unanimous decision over Max Holloway to win the UFC featherweight championship
UFC 237 (5/11/19) Volkanovski won a three round unanimous decision over Jose Aldo
UFC 232 (12/29/18) Volkanovski stopped Chad Mendes via strikes at 4:14 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (7/14/18) Volkanovski won a three round unanimous decision over Darren Elkins
UFC 221 (2/11/18) Volkanovski stopped Jeremy Kennedy via strikes at 4:57 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (11/19/17) Volkanovski won a three round unanimous decision over Shane Young
UFC Fight Night (6/11/17) Volkanovski won a three round unanimous decision over Mizuto Hirota
UFC Fight Night (11/26/16) Volkanovski stopped Yusuke Kasuya via strikes at 2:06 of the second round
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training in 2011 to keep fit, as I was a professional rugby league player at the time.
What ranks and titles have you held? PXC World Featherweight Champion, AFC Featherweight Champion 2X, WARS MMA Welterweight Champion, WARS MMA Featherweight Champion, RMMA Welterweight Champion, RMMA Lightweight Champion, Cage Conquest Welterweight Champion, Tapology Ranked pound for pound number 1 in Australia and New Zealand and South East Asia, Fight Matrix Number 1 ranked Featherweight and Lightweight in Oceania and number 36 in the world.
Do you have any heroes? Chuck Liddell. I would never have gotten into MMA if it weren't for his influence in the sport.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? I knew the first day I stepped into the MMA Gym that I had what it took to make it to not only compete in the UFC but take it all the way. To finally be given my shot after walking away from a successful rugby league career and putting my family’s life on hold proves I made the right decisions and I have proven myself to my supportive wife and family.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I finished high school a few weeks into year 11 to take on a role concreting within the family business.
What was your job before you started fighting? Concreting for the family business
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? I only had four amateur fights and they were all first round knockouts with a combined total time of less than five minutes for my total amateur career.
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? I have never fought an opponent with a losing record. I hate fights that don't seem equal and I have never been one to pad my record. I have a knockout win over UFC veteran Anton Zafir, knocked out Rodolfo Marques and Jamie Mullarkey. Out of my 13 wins, 11 have been finishes.
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Brown belt BJJ, National Wrestling Gold Medalist
Favorite grappling technique: Ground and Pound in the halfguard
Favorite Striking technique: My trademark overhand right