Alexander Volkanovski, the current UFC Featherweight Champion is set to defend his title against Yair Rodriguez in a highly anticipated bout at UFC 290. While many fans are looking ahead to a potential future matchup with Islam Makhachev, the champion himself is focused solely on the task at hand.
After his intense battle with Islam Makhachev, Alexander Volkanovski is eager to return to the Octagon. (Read more about it Alexander Volkanovski Chooses Action Over Rematch with Islam Makhachev) On July 8th, the reigning UFC featherweight champion will defend his title against interim champion Yair Rodriguez. Although the Mexican-born fighter has been seen as a contender for years, he just now has got the opportunity to claim the undisputed championship title. However, this is no easy feat tho, especially when facing someone like Volkanovski who is widely recognized as one of the best fighters in the sport.
“I’m looking at him as a real challenger, like he’s a dangerous fighter. He could be one of the most dangerous fighters I’ve fought really. When you talk about unpredictability and knockout power and so many different tools, you need to take him really serious. I think I’m the best fighter in the world, so am I confident? Yeah, but I know not to take this guy lightly. He’s been dominating and looking good in his last few fights.”
Alexander Volkanovski the GOAT 🐐
Volkanovski has been on a dominant run in the featherweight division winning his last 20 fights, including victories over former champions Max Holloway and Jose Aldo. With a win over Rodriguez he would solidify his status as one of the greatest featherweights in UFC history.