In total, Alexan­der has 28 fights in his pro­fes­sion­al career, of which he won 26 vic­to­ries and suf­fered two defeats. One of them is from Islam Makhachev in Feb­ru­ary 2023.

Cur­rent UFC feath­er­weight cham­pi­on Alexan­der Volka­novs­ki knocked out Mex­i­can Yair Rodriguez in the main event of UFC 290 in Las Vegas. Alex fin­ished the fight in the third round and retained the cham­pi­on title. Volka­novs­ki took the fight to the ground almost from the first sec­onds.

The Aus­tralian was nev­er able to enter a painful or choke hold, but was able to win due to con­trol first round. But already in sec­ond Rodriguez land­ed sev­er­al kicks.

Third round Rodriguez start­ed much more active — with a series of punch­es. But this only pro­voked Volka­novs­ki: the Aus­tralian hit Yair right in the jaw with his right hand, and then beat him to the ground. Thus, Alexan­der remains the feath­er­weight cham­pi­on, where he returned after an unsuc­cess­ful title fight in the light­weight divi­sion against Islam Makhachev.

This is Volka­novski’s fifth title defense. He pre­vi­ous­ly defeat­ed Max Hol­loway, the Kore­an Zom­bie and Bri­an Orte­ga twice. Before the fight with Alex at UFC 290, Yair Rodriguez was the inter­im feath­er­weight cham­pi­on: the Mex­i­can had 20 fights, 15 wins and 4 loss­es, and one fight with his par­tic­i­pa­tion was declared invalid.