Fighting out of Windang, New South Wales, Australia, Alexander “The Great” Volkanovski, 30, was one of the winners at “UFC 237.” It was his seventh victory in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Featuring 12 mixed martial arts matches, “UFC 237” took place at the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro on May 11, 2019. In the 10th bout of the evening, Volkanovski fought Jose “Junior” Aldo, 28, of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil in the featherweight division with Marc Goddard as the referee.
After three five-minute rounds, the featherweight contest was left in the hands of the judges namely Guilherme Bravo, Sal D’Amato and Dave Tirelli. In the end, Goddard raised the hand of Volkanovski, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision.
Bravo, D’Amato and Dave Tirelli unanimously scored the bout 30-27 in favor of Volkanovski. Winning at “UFC 237″improved the Windang native’s professional MMA record to 20 wins and 1 loss while Aldo now has 28 wins and 5 losses.
“UFC 237” marked Volkanovski’s seventh UFC outing. The opponents he defeated in the promotion before Aldo were Yusuke Kasuya, 29, of Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Japan, Mizuto “Pugnus” Hirota, 38, of Nakano, Tokyo, Japan, Shane “Sugar” Young, 25, of Auckland, New Zealand, Jeremy “JBC” Kennedy, 26, of British Columbia, Canada, Darren “The Damage” Elkins, 34, of Portage, Indiana, USA and Chad “Money” Mendes, 34, of Sacramento, California, USA.
While Aldo was one of the 14 fighters who represented the Brazil at “UFC 237,” Volkanovski solely represented Australia. The other countries represented were Argentina, Mexico, Peru and the United States.
Volkanovski is of Macedonian and Greek descent. He was born in Shellharbour, New South Wales, Australia on September 29, 1988.
The Macedonian-Greek-Australian MMA fighter has been competing professionally since 2012. A former Australian Fighting Championship Featherweight Champion, he joined the UFC in 2016.
After beating Aldo at “UFC 237,” Volkanovski is now riding a 17-bout winning streak. His first and only loss as a professional MMA fighter was on May 10, 2013 at “Australian Fighting Championship 5” in the hands of Corey “Major” Nelson, 31, of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Watch Volkanovski’s post-fight octagon interview at “UFC 237” here: