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 2009
- 24 wins by KO, four by submission (2 RNC, triangle, ezekiel choke)
- 17 first round finishes
- Has won four of his last five and three in a row
- Owns wins over Vinicius Queiroz, Brett Rogers and Ricco Rodriguez
UFC 293 (9/9/23) Volkov submitted Tai Tuivasa via Ezekiel choke at 4:37 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (3/11/23) Volkov stopped Alexandr Romanov via strikes at 2:16 of the first round
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 armbar 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 lost 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
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