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Current rankings @ Featherweight
When is Volkanovski vs McKee Jr?
Alexander Volkanovski could potentially square off against AJ McKee Jr, in Summer 2024.
The fight would take place over 5 rounds in the Featherweight division, which means the weight limit would be 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
Volkanovski vs McKee Jr stats
Alexander Volkanovski would step into the octagon with a record of 26 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
AJ McKee Jr would make his way to the cage with a record of 21 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 7 by submission.
The stats suggest Volkanovski would have a large advantage in power over McKee Jr, boasting at 50% knock out percentage over McKee Jr's 29%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest McKee Jr would have a large advantage over Volkanovski, boosting at 33% submission rate over Volkanovski's 12%.
Alexander Volkanovski is the older man by 7 years, at 35 years old.
McKee Jr has a height advantage of 4 inches over Volkanovski. This also extends to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Volkanovski is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 7 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 2 years and 10 months earlier than McKee Jr, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He has fought 33 more professional rounds, 80 to McKee Jr's 47.
Volkanovski vs McKee Jr form
Volkanovski has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight, he lost to Islam Makhachev at UFC 294 on 21st October 2023 by knockout in the 1st round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Previous to that, he had won against Yair Rodriguez at UFC 290 on 8th July 2023 by knockout in the 3rd round in their UFC Featherweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Islam Makhachev at UFC 284 on 11th February 2023 by unanimous decision in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at RAC Arena, Perth, Western Australia.
Before that, he had beat Max Holloway at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 by unanimous decision in their UFC Featherweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
He had defeated Chan Sung Jung at UFC 273 on 9th April 2022 by knockout in the 4th round in their UFC Featherweight championship fight at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
AJ McKee Jr has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he won against Sidney Outlaw at Bellator 301 on 17th November 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Wintrust Arena, Chicago, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Roberto ‘Satoshi’ de Souza at Bellator MMA vs. RIZIN on 31st December 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Spike Carlyle at Bellator 286 on 1st October 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, Long Beach, United States.
Before that, he had lost to Patricio Pitbull at Bellator 277 on 15th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Featherweight championship fight at SAP Center, San Jose.
He had beat Patricio Pitbull at Bellator 263 on 31st July 2021 by submission in the 1st round in their Bellator Featherweight championship fight at The Forum, Inglewood.
In terms of recent activity, Alexander Volkanovski has been fighting more than AJ McKee Jr.
Alexander Volkanovski last fought 1 month and 11 days ago, while AJ McKee Jr's last outing was 15 days ago.
Volkanovski's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 7 months and 23 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.6 rounds on average.
McKee Jr's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 1 day, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Volkanovski vs McKee Jr?
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