The UFC Featherweight Champion Alexander Volkanovski is set for a quick turnaround. He just defended his title against The Korean Zombie at UFC 273 in April. Now he is ready to step inside the Octagon once more in a span of just 2 months. He will take on Max Holloway for the third time in 3 years at the upcoming UFC 276.
Following their 2 close encounters at UFC 245 and UFC 251 respectively, Volkanovski and Holloway will finally put an end to the rivalry this Saturday. The winner of this contest will be in the running to be the greatest featherweight of all time. However, not just the three wins over Holloway, Alex’s journey to the top of the division has seen him beating many elite fighters.
The Aussie fighter holds wins over Chad Mendes, Jose Aldo, Brian Ortega and the aforementioned Max Holloway. He has been a top fighter since 2019 and being a leading event talent, comes with its fair share of financial gains. Let’s take a look at how much money Alexander The Great Volkanovski has earned through the course of his UFC career.
Alexander Volkanovski UFC career earnings
UFC 232: Alexander Volkanovski vs Chad Mendes
Alexander Volkanovski’s rise was kicked off with a win over Chad Mendes at UFC 232. After a slow first round, Volkanovski picked up the pace and stopped Mendes in the second round via KO/TKO. According to MMA Fighting, Alexander earned $50,000.
UFC 237: Alexander Volkanovski vs Jose Aldo
Alexander Volkanovski defeated Jose Aldo via unanimous decision at UFC 237. For that fight, he earned a reported $140,000. He earned $70,000 to show up for the fight and $65,000 more as the win bonus. On top of that $5,000 more as the fight win bonus.
UFC 245: Alexander Volkanovski vs Max Holloway 1
The first contest of the trilogy took place on December 15th 2019. But Holloway was the champion and Volk was the challenger. For the fight, the 34-year-old was paid $280,000 to show up. Although he did not earn any winning bonus, Alex did earn about $30,000 as the fight week incentive pay.
UFC 251: Alexander Volkanovski vs Max Holloway 2
The second bout between Max Holloway and Alex Volkanovski came in 2020 at UFC 251. It was the co-main event to Kamaru Usman vs Jorge Masvidal’s main event. For his first title defence, Alexander Volkanovski earned $350,000 to walk out to the Octagon and earned $40,000 as the fight week incentive. In total, he earned $390,000 for the event.
UFC 266: Alexander Volkanovski vs Brian Ortega
On his second title defence, Alexander Volkanovski earned more money at UFC 266. For the bout, Volkanovski got a total payout of $492,000. $400,000 of the sum was as his show money, $50,000 as the post-fight bonus and $42,000 for the fight week incentive pay. The figures are according to The Sports Daily.
UFC 273: Alexander Volkanovski vs The Korean Zombie
For his last walk out to the Octagon, Volkanovski made over a reported $600,000. Although the exact figures are not available at the moment, his base salary is estimated to be in the ballpark of $500,000. He also earned a $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus. The bitcoin bonus and the fight week incentive pay bumped his total payout in excess of $600,000.
UFC 276: Alexander Volkanovski vs Max Holloway 3
As per MMA Salaries, Alexander Volkanovski earned a reported $1,262,000 for the Max Holloway trilogy. His purse included a base salary of $1,000,000. Volk also bagged $200,000 as his PPV share, $20,000 from performance bonuses, and $42,000 from sponsorships. Volkanovski also ended the fight with a dominant unanimous decision win and ended the rivalry.
UFC 284: Islam Makhachev vs Alexander Volkanovski
Alexander Volkanovki challenged Islam Makhachev at UFC 284 for the chance to become a UFC champ-champ. Against the Dagestani phenom, Volkanovski earned an estimated $1,132,000. Aside from $500,000 each as PPV share and base salary, Volk also earned $32,000 from sponsorships, and an extra $100,000 depending on the result.