Alexander Volkanovski (26-2), the UFC’s featherweight king, has indicated that he will have his next contest in the first part of 2024.
— UFC (@ufc) July 9, 2023
Prior to his latest title defense, he moved up to the lightweight division to challenge Islam Makhachev (24-1) for the 155-pound title at UFC 284. Volkanovski fell short of double-champ status on the judges’ scorecards, but the competitiveness he showed at a higher weight kept him at the top of many pound-for-pound rankings lists.
While many names for his next bout have been circulating, including a rematch with Makhachev, who of course is currently scheduled to fight Charles Oliveira (34-9) in October, no concrete information has been released. But, that didn’t stop ‘The Great’ from teasing his potential January return over social media.
January sounds good to me! 🏆 pic.twitter.com/AyukrwvPOa
— Alex Volkanovski (@alexvolkanovski) September 26, 2023