How many different weight classes has professional mixed martial arts fighter Alexander Volkanovski competed in during his career? An examination of ‘The Great’s’ varied professional life

Alexander Volkanovski, the current champion of the featherweight division in the UFC, holds one of the most impressive professional records in the history of the sport. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest featherweights of all time, if not the greatest.

At UFC 245, which took place in December 2019, the Australian won the 145-pound championship by virtue of a victory over Max Holloway. He has been successful in defending his title five times, leaving him just two defenses short of the record-setting seven defenses that Jose Aldo has achieved. Volkanovski started his professional career at the welterweight division, but it is undeniable that he has established his mark in the sport as a featherweight competitor.

Alexander Volkanovski made his professional debut in May 2012 against Gerhard Voigt in a fight at the welterweight division. Prior to that, he had compiled four victories as an amateur at the middleweight division. After compiling a record of 4-1 as a welterweight competitor, “The Great” made the transition to the lighter weight class in February 2014, and then he competed at the featherweight level in May of the same year.

Volkanovski competed in battles at featherweight and lightweight weight classes over the course of his next seven matches. After that, he made his debut in the Ultimate Fighting Championship at UFC Fight Night 101, competing against Yasuke Kasuya in a 155-pound bout. Volkanovski made the announcement in the post-fight news conference that he will be stepping down to featherweight for his next bout after defeating Kasuya by technical knockout in the second round.

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The majority of The Australian’s UFC career was spent competing at the 145-pound weight class. In spite of this, he competed in the lightweight class once again at the beginning of this year at UFC 284, when he challenged Islam Makhachev in an effort to become a two-division champion. After five action-packed rounds, the judges all agreed that Makhachev deserved to have his hand raised.

Alexander Volkanovski looking for a knockout victory against Islam Makhachev at UFC 294

Alexander Volkanovski recently gave his opinion on his upcoming title rematch against Islam Makhachev, which is scheduled to take place at UFC 294. The Australian fighter has expressed optimism regarding his prospects against the reigning lightweight champion and has declared that he will enter the octagon with the intention of winning via knockout.

Makhachev was originally scheduled to fight Charles Oliveira, but Oliveira had to pull out of the fight because he was injured. Makhachev eventually won the fight. Volkanovski consented to take over for ‘Do Bronx’ despite receiving a notice of fewer than 14 days. Makhachev defeated Volaknovski in their most recent bout, which took place in February and was decided by majority decision. The fight was quite close.

Alexander Volkanovski talked about his title rematch with Dagestani grappling phenom in a recent interview with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour. Volkanovski anticipated that he will finish the fight with a dominant performance. In his words:

“I think that’s the last of him. You are about to meet one of the Volkanovskis who carries the greatest potential for harm to you. To put it simply, I can’t afford to do anything else, and from that perspective, I have to look at it like this… Stop putting the decision in the hands of the judges and come on, let’s actually make a statement out there.

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