Early 2023
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Featherweight
25-1-0
14-3-0

Belts on The Line

UFC Featherweight

The tape

34
Age
30
5' 6" / 168 cm
Height
5' 11" / 180 cm
71.7" / 182 cm
Reach
70.9" / 180 cm

Full record

UD 5KO 4UD 5SD 5UD 5
Form
KO 1UD 5UD 3NCKO 5
25
Wins
14
12
By KO
5
48
KO%
36
3
By Sub
3
12
SUB%
21
1
Losses
3
1
Stopped
2
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2011
26
Bouts
18
71
Rounds
45
5 hours, 16 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 13 minutes

Current rankings @ Featherweight

-
UFC
2
-
Bellator
-
1
Tapology
3

Alexander Volkanovski vs Yair Rodriguez preview

When is Volkanovski vs Rodriguez?

Alexander Volkanovski could potentially square off against Yair Rodriguez, in Early 2023.

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 Rodriguez stats

Alexander Volkanovski would step into the octagon with a record of 25 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.

Yair Rodriguez would make his way to the cage with a record of 14 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.

The stats suggest Volkanovski would have an advantage in power over Rodriguez, with a 48% knock out percentage over Rodriguez's 36%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Rodriguez would have a slight advantage over Volkanovski, with a 21% submission rate over Volkanovski's 12%.

Alexander Volkanovski is the older man by 4 years, at 34 years old.

Rodriguez has a height advantage of 5 inches over Volkanovski. Despite this, he has 1-inch reach advantage.

Volkanovski is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 9 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 7 months later than Rodriguez, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He has fought 26 more professional rounds, 71 to Rodriguez's 45.

Volkanovski vs Rodriguez form

Volkanovski has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 4 times.

In his last fight, he 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.

Previous to that, he had won against 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.

Going into that contest, he had beat Brian Ortega at UFC 266 on 25th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their UFC Featherweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had defeated 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.

He had won against Max Holloway at UFC 245 on 14th December 2019 by unanimous decision in their UFC Featherweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Rodriguez has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight, he defeated Brian Ortega at UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. Rodriguez on 16th July 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UBS Arena, Long Island, New York, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Max Holloway at UFC Vegas 42 on 13th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Jeremy Stephens at UFC on ESPN 6 on 18th October 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at TD Garden, Boston.

Before that, he had defeated Jeremy Stephens at UFC on ESPN+ 17 on 21st September 2019 by unanimous decision in the 1st round at Arena Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico.

He had beat Chan Sung Jung at UFC Fight Night 139 on 10th November 2018 by knockout in the 5th round at Pepsi Center, Denver, United States.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Alexander Volkanovski has been fighting more than Yair Rodriguez.

Alexander Volkanovski last fought 4 months and 27 days ago, while Yair Rodriguez's last outing was 4 months and 13 days ago.

Volkanovski's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 15 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 24 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.8 rounds on average.

Rodriguez's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years and 19 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 23 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 Rodriguez?

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