Volkanovski books his return to the octagon at UFC Auckland

Alex Volkanovski will slip on the gloves once again when he makes his much anticipated return to the octagon in Auckland this June.

The Aussie who made his debut last November against Yusuke Kasuya impressed fans and matchmakers alike with a second round TKO in front of a packed crowd at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne.

Volkanovski had alluded to being matched up for a return fight earlier in the week via his twitter account however the news was formally announced by The Daily Telegraph today.

Standing across from ‘Alexander the Great’ will be MMA veteran Mizuto Hirota who is coming off an unanimous decision victory against Cole Miller last December in what should make for an interesting stand-up battle between the two featherweights.

UFC Fight Night 110 takes place on June 11 at Auckland’s Vector Arena. The event will be headlined by a heavyweight collision between Mark Hunt and Derrick Lewis.

Fight card announced to date:

  • Mark Hunt v Derrick Lewis — heavyweight bout 
  • Dan Kelley v Derek Brunson — middleweight bout
  • Ben Nguyen v Joseph Benavidez — flyweight bout 
  • Ashkan Mokhtarian v John Moraga — flyweight bout
  • Dan Hooker v Ross Pearson — lightweight bout
  • Damien Brown v Vinc Pichel — lightweight bout
  • Alex Volkanovski v Mizuto Hirota — featherweight bout
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