Tape rankings @ Featherweight
Who won Volkanovski vs Young?
Alexander Volkanovski beat Shane Young by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the main card of UFC Fight Night 121, on Saturday 18th November 2017 at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Alexander Volkanovski.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
Volkanovski vs Young stats
Alexander Volkanovski stepped into the ring with a record of 15 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Shane Young made his way to the ring with a record of 11 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggested Volkanovski had advantage in power over Young, with a 60% knock out percentage over Young's 45%.
Alexander Volkanovski was the older man by 4 years, at 32 years old.
Young had a height advantage of 2 inches over Volkanovski. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Volkanovski was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 2 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 4 months earlier than Young, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 20 more professional rounds, 57 to Young's 37.
Volkanovski's last 2 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 3 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 1 month and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.