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#8 Heavyweight Division

Active

"Drago"

Alexander Volkov

Heavyweight Division

35-10-0 (W-L-D)

23

Wins by Knockout

3

Wins by Submission

1

First Round Finishes

Alexander Volkov

athlete record

Event Results

Info

Learn more about Alexander Volkov's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Active
Hometown
Moscow, Russia
Trains at
Global Fight Gym
Fighting style
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Age
33
Height
79.00
Weight
256.50
Octagon Debut
Nov. 19, 2016
Reach
80.00
Leg reach
47.50

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2009
     
  • 22 wins by KO, three by submission (2 RNC, triangle)
     
  • 15 first round finishes
     
  • Has won 10 of his last 14 and three of his last five
     
  • Owns wins over Vinicius Queiroz, Brett Rogers and Ricco Rodriguez

 

UFC History

UFC Fight Night (6/4/22) Volkov stopped Jairzinho Rozenstruik via strikes at 2:12 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (3/19/22) Volkov was submitted by Tom Aspinall via straight armlock at 3:45 of the first round
UFC 267 (10/30/21) Volkov won a three round unanimous decision over Marcin Tybura
UFC Fight Night (6/26/21) Volkov last a five round unanimous decision to Ciryl Gane
UFC Fight Night (2/6/21) Volkov stopped Alistair Overeem via strikes at 2:06 of the second round
UFC 254 (10/24/20) Volkov stopped Walt Harris via strikes at 1:15 of the second round
UFC on ESPN (6/20/20) Volkov lost a five round unanimous decision to Curtis Blaydes
UFC Fight Night (11/9/19) Volkov won a three round unanimous decision over Greg Hardy
UFC 229 (10/6/18) Volkov was knocked out by Derrick Lewis at 4:49 of the third round
UFC Fight Night (3/17/18) Volkov knocked out Fabricio Werdum at 1:38 of the fourth round
UFC Fight Night (9/2/17) Volkov stopped Stefan Struve via strikes at 3:30 of the third round
UFC on FOX (4/15/17) Volkov won a three round unanimous decision over Roy Nelson
UFC Fight Night (11/19/16) Volkov won a three round split decision over Tim Johnson

 

Q&A

When and why did you start training for fighting? I have been doing sports since childhood. I earned my first karate belt when I was nine years old. And it was obvious to me that I needed to continue.
What ranks and titles have you held? M-1 Global Heavyweight Champion 2016. Winner of two Grand Prix Bellator Fighting Championships (Heavyweight) 2012, 2014. M-1 Eastern European tournament Runner-Up 2010
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? This is a very important stage in my career and is a great experience.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Graduated from The Bauman Moscow State Technical University in 2011. Diploma of Engineer.
What was your job before you started fighting? I became a professional fighter when I was a full-time student.
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Ashihara Karate Champion of Moscow. Three-time Pankration Champion of Moscow
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Tsu Shin Gen - black belt, Kyokushin Karate - brown belt, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – brown belt
Favorite grappling technique: Triangle choke
Favorite Striking technique: High kick