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Sport UFC Boise: Alex Volkanovski promises to continue the Anzac takeover with stoppage win over Darren Elkins

08:40  12 july  2018
08:40  12 july  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Sydney-based UFC fighter Alexander 'The Great' Volkanovski promises to carry on the Anzac UFC takeover with a stoppage win over veteran Darren Elkins at UFC Fight Night 133 in Boise , Idaho this weekend.

Alex 'The Great' Volkanovski has earned an impressive unanimous decision (30-27 29-28 29-28) win over 10th ranked featherweight Darren Elkins at UFC Boise . The Sydney-sider rocked Elkins on numerous occasions in his debut fight on American soil

a man drinking from a glass© Provided by Perform Media Channels Limited Sydney-based UFC fighter Alexander 'The Great' Volkanovski promises to carry on the Anzac UFC takeover with a stoppage win over veteran Darren Elkins at UFC Fight Night 133 in Boise, Idaho this weekend.

With the likes of Dan Hooker, Israel Adesanya, Shane Young and Jake Matthews all getting wins over the past month, Volkanovski says it's up to him to carry on that momentum.

Riding a four-fight win-streak since debuting in Melbourne in November 2016, the 29-year-old has spent his last two training camps at Auckland's City Kickboxing Gym, sparring alongside Hooker and Adesanya.

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Throw in the likes of prospective UFC fighters Kai Kara-France and Brad Riddell, and Volkanosvki says it's the perfect preparation.

“It’s been unreal for me training over there,” he told Sporting News this week.

“I know a lot of the guys there, they’ve got a lot of fulltime fighters and a really good structure over there.

“They train hard like we do at Freestyle Fighting Gym where I’m based out of, but sometimes it’s good to get that training in with high level, fulltime fighters.

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"We’ve been training together for the last five or six weeks, so it’s always good when the guys you’re training with every day go and dominate.

"It’s also closer to home, I’m a family man and I like to stay close and that’s been working well.

"I dominated my last fight, and I’ll dominate this fight, so it’s something I’ll definitely do again."

Having made all his UFC appearances in Australia and New Zealand so far, this will be Volkanovski's first professional fight in America.

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With Hooker and Adesanya joining Tai Tuivasa and Tyson Pedro in breaking into the rankings, Volkanovski says fighters from Down Under are finally getting the respect they deserve on a global stage.

"It’s the Anzacs, mate, we’re sticking together," he said.

"I’ve seen the Anzac takeover a lot recently, so we’re on this side of the world.

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Alex 'The Great' Volkanovski has earned an impressive unanimous decision (30-27 29-28 29-28) win over 10th ranked featherweight Darren Elkins at UFC Boise . The Sydney-sider rocked Elkins on numerous occasions in his debut fight on American soil

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"We weren’t really looked at as competition, but now we are. We’ve got a lot of eyes on us and we’re ready to take over. We’re killing it.

"Robert Whittaker has really opened eyes, look what he’s doing. It’s good for all of us and we’re all rising, so it’s very good for this part of the world.

"I’m expecting to continue that trend on Saturday night and put the icing on the cake for the Anzacs."

But first he'll have to get through the durable Elkins, who is riding a six-fight win-streak including victories over Michael Johnson, Dennis Bermudez and Mirsad Bektic.

Ranked 10th in the division, plenty of fighters turned down the chance to step inside the Octagon with Elkins, which has created a great opportunity for Volkanovski to make a statement.

"He’s a legend and I’ve got a lot of respect for him taking the fight, because he didn't have to take this fight," he said.

"I’m not ranked and he’s ranked 10, so there were a lot of guys ranked higher than him who didn’t take the fight.

"He should be ranked a lot higher, he should be fighting guys in the top three, so I’ve got a lot of respect for him.

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"He’s very durable, very tough and he relies on breaking people, but he’s made a very bad decision taking this fight.

"I respect him as a legend, but I'm going to go out there and let him know that it was a bad decision to take it.

"They're (the UFC) expecting big things from me and that's why they've given me this opportunity.

"I just need to capitalise on it and run with it by making a statement. And there's no better way of making a statement than by stopping Darren Elkins."

Volkanovski's most recent outing was a second-round TKO win over Canada's Jeremy Kennedy at UFC 221 in Perth, and another win should see him move into the rankings.

"I'll definitely be ranked after this one, for sure," he said.

"It'll be five wins and taking out a ranked opponent, so that really should put me right up there.

"This is the start of my rise to the top. I'll be well inside the rankings and in a couple of fights I'll be in title contention."

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