Alex Volkanovski went into his opponent’s territory in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday night against the former longtime UFC and WEC featherweight champion Jose Also and stuck to a smart game plan in order to earn a unanimous-decision victory at UFC 237.
The judges’ scores were 30-27 across the board as the Australian won his 17th consecutive bout and stayed undefeated in the UFC.
Alex Volkanovski appeared on The MMA Hour and spoke about his thoughts on the fight. He believes that he gave Jose Aldo too much to think about.
You can watch the interview down below (credits – MMAFighting) :
On a different interview, Alexander said the following :
“I fought the exact fight that I wanted to fight,” Volkanovski said. “I thought he was going to do more… A lot of people all week were like, ‘Watch the leg kicks.’ I’m like, ‘Yeah, it’s going to be easy to throw leg kicks if I’m standing still.’ But I’m not worried about what I’m doing, then it’s going to be hard to pull the trigger. And I thought he would get a little bit more, maybe, annoyed.
“I thought it would maybe just make him pull the trigger a little bit more. I thought he might have got a little but frustrated and just would have been more wild. I could have caught him then, but he didn’t. He did stayed composed. He still started to tire. And then, before you knew it, it was close to the end and I was like, ‘I’ve got this.’”