Aussie UFC Star Alex Volkanovski’s Sweet Christening Photos

Aussie UFC Star Alex Volkanovski’s Sweet Christening Photos

Australian MMA star Alex Volkanovski has posted lovely photos to social media from the recent christening of his baby daughter, Reign.

The former UFC featherweight champion, 35, took to Instagram on Monday to share a series of photos from the intimate family christening at an Orthodox church.

Volkanovski is the proud father of three girls with his wife Emma, who he married on October 12, 2012. The pair are high school sweethearts and have been together for around 19 years.

The Volkanovskis welcomed eldest daughter Ariana in 2015 and second child Arlie in in 2017.

MMA superstar Alex Volkanovski has posted photos to social media from the recent christening of his daughter, Reign

MMA superstar Alex Volkanovski has posted photos to social media from the recent christening of his daughter, Reign

Volkanovski, a former UFC champion, is the father of three girls with his wife Emma

Volkanovski, a former UFC champion, is the father of three girls with his wife Emma

The couple welcomed third daughter, Reign, in August 2023.

Volkanovski, with a Macadonian father and a mother with a Greek background, is a proud Orthodox Christian.

Reign’s name is a nod to Volkanovski’s incredible run as a UFC champion. The former rugby league star defended his title five times since winning it from Max Holloway in 2019.

He eventually lost his featherweight title to Ilia Topuria in the main event of UFC 298

Emma has followed her husband all over the world to support him during his UFC career, but was absent for his win over Yair Rodriguez in July as she was heavily pregnant with Reign.

Last week, Volkanovski offered to step up as an opponent for Michael Chandler at UFC 303 after Conor McGregor was forced to pull out with an injury. 

‘One hundred per cent. I’ve done it before,’ Volkanovski said.

Volkanovski stepped in last October on 11 days’ notice to fight UFC lightweight champ Islam Makhachev, though he was knocked out in the first round.

Reign Volkanovski was born in August 2023 and her name is a nod to her dad's incredible run as a UFC champion

Reign Volkanovski was born in August 2023 and her name is a nod to her dad’s incredible run as a UFC champion

Volkanovski and wife Emma are high school sweethearts and have been married since 2012

Volkanovski and wife Emma are high school sweethearts and have been married since 2012

‘Last time I couldn’t pull the trigger, but mark my words this time I will,’ Volkanovski said.

Despite his confidence, the UFC decided to remove both McGregor and Chandler from the card.

The Aussie superstar is very keen to step back in the Octagon soon, earlier this month offering to take on Dustin Poirier. 

‘I want to fight later in the year,’ he said. 

‘I don’t know exactly what’s happening and I don’t want to wait too long, either.

‘If the timing works, maybe me and Dustin can have a good fight.

‘I know Dustin wants good, fun fights. We have a lot of respect for each other and that would be a massive fight.

‘It’s something I’m willing to do while I’m waiting for that featherweight title.

‘A lightweight fight against Dustin Poirier would be great. Maybe we can make something happen.’

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