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"Drago"
Alexander Volkov
#6 Heavyweight Division • 31-8-0 (W-L-D)

Stats & Records

  • 20
    Wins by Knockout
  • 3
    Wins by Submission
  • 7
    Wins by Decision
KANSAS CITY, MO - APRIL 15:  (R-L) Alexander Volkov of Russia punches Roy Nelson in their heavyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at Sprint Center on April 15, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty I
Striking accuracy 60% 60%

Striking accuracy

Sig. Strikes Landed
557
Sig. Strikes Attempted
932
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 19: (L-R) Alexander Volkov of Russia punches Timothy Johnson in their heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night at the SSE Arena on November 19, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
Grappling accuracy 75% 75%

Grappling accuracy

Takedowns Landed
5
Takedowns Attempted
8
6.19
Sig. Str. Landed
Per Min
3.30
Sig. Str. Absorbed
Per Min
1.00
Takedown avg
Per 15 Min
0.00
Submission avg
Per 15 Min
58
%
Sig. Str. Defense
76
%
Takedown Defense
0.33
Knockdown Ratio
15:00
Average fight time

Sig. Str. By Position

Standing
456 (82%)
Clinch
57 (10%)
Ground
44 (8%)

Sig. Str. by target

64% 355 Head 21% 119 Body 15% 83 Leg

Win By Way

KO/TKO
20 (67%)
DEC
7 (23%)
SUB
3 (10%)

Event Results

Biography

Status
Active
Hometown
Moscow, Russia
Trains at
Global Fight Gym
Fighting style
Heavyweight
Age
32
Height
79.00
Weight
250.00
Octagon Debut
Nov. 19, 2016
Reach
80.00
Leg reach
47.50
Q & A

TRAINING: Techniques, cardio training and sparring are in the morning. Evening time is mainly for weight or strength training sessions.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I have been doing sports since childhood. I earned my first karate belt when I was nine years old. And it was obvious to me that I needed to continue.

What ranks and titles have you held? M-1 Global Heavyweight Champion 2016. Winner of two Grand Prix Bellator Fighting Championships (Heavyweight) 2012, 2014. M-1 Eastern European tournament Runner-Up 2010

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? This is a very important stage in my career and is a great experience.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Graduated from The Bauman Moscow State Technical University in 2011. Diploma of Engineer.

What was your job before you started fighting? I became a professional fighter when I was a full-time student.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Ashihara Karate Champion of Moscow. Three-time Pankration Champion of Moscow

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Tsu Shin Gen - black belt, Kyokushin Karate - brown belt, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu - purple belt

Favorite grappling technique: Triangle choke

Favorite Striking technique: High kick

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LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 17:  (R-L) Alexander Volkov of Russia reacts after defeating Fabricio Werdum of Brazil in their heavyweight bout inside The O2 Arena on March 17, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Image
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ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - SEPTEMBER 02:  Alexander Volkov of Russia celebrates after defeating Stefan Struve of The Netherlands by TKO in their heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at the Rotterdam Ahoy on September 2, 2017 in Rotterdam, Nethe