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Alexander Volkanovski vs AJ McKee Jr preview
When is Volkanovski vs McKee Jr?
Alexander Volkanovski could potentially square off against AJ McKee Jr, in Late 2021.
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 25 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 12 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 20 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 7 by submission.
The stats suggest Volkanovski would have an advantage in power over McKee Jr, with a 48% knock out percentage over McKee Jr's 30%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest McKee Jr would have a large advantage over Volkanovski, boosting at 35% submission rate over Volkanovski's 12%.
Alexander Volkanovski is the older man by 7 years, at 34 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 6 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 32 more professional rounds, 76 to McKee Jr's 44.
Volkanovski vs McKee Jr form
Volkanovski has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 3 times.
In his last fight, he lost to Islam Makhachev at UFC 284 on 11th February 2023 by unanimous decision in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at RAC Arena, Perth, Western Australia.
Previous to that, he had won against 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.
Going into that contest, he had beat 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.
Before that, he had defeated Brian Ortega at UFC 266 on 25th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their UFC Featherweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
He had won against Max Holloway at UFC 251 on 11th July 2020 by split decision in their UFC Featherweight championship fight at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
AJ McKee Jr has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated 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.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Patricio Pitbull at Bellator 277 on 15th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Featherweight championship fight at SAP Center, San Jose.
Before that, 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.
He had won against Darrion Caldwell at Bellator 253 on 19th November 2020 by submission in the 1st round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
In terms of recent activity, AJ McKee Jr has been fighting more than Alexander Volkanovski.
Alexander Volkanovski last fought 1 month and 13 days ago, while AJ McKee Jr's last outing was 2 months and 21 days ago.
Volkanovski's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 13 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 24 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.8 rounds on average.
McKee Jr's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 5 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Volkanovski vs McKee Jr?
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