Alexander Poppeck is a 29-year-old light heavyweight from Germany. Standing 6’3″ tall, his professional record stands at 12-3. Poppeck trains out of the Munich Top Team in Munich, Germany, and seven of his 12 wins have come by KO/TKO.
All three of his career losses came at the hands of future UFC fighters in Rob Wilkinson, Duško Tudorović and Jamahal Hill, all of whom were undefeated prospects at the point in time when facing Poppeck. The combined record of all of his opponents is 68-18-2.
Poppeck’s fight against Hill came on the Contender Series in 2019, he has fought and won three times since that appearance, winning fights in Aggrelin (a German promotion), the Czech promotion Oktagon, as well as his last win coming in May for NFC in Germany.
Poppeck tells MMA-Prospects that his management has kept contact with the UFC after his Contender Series fight, but there are still struggles for European fighters to fight in the US, where the UFC holds almost all their events there at the moment.
However, Poppeck tells us,that he has already signed a new contract to fight for a non-UFC promotion.
The German has struggled most noticeably when the fight hits the canvas, getting submitted by both Wilkinson and Tudorović. In their fight, Hill hurt him on the feet and followed him to the ground to get the finish by ground & pound.
Last month, Poppeck posted a picture on his Instagram after training with Jonathan Wernz (2-0) and Ilja Stojanov (7-0-1), who are also German UFC hopefuls.
Both are solid grapplers, so this author believes training with them is a good decision by Poppeck, who has to get his grappling on par with his striking.
This author believes that Poppeck deserves a shot in the UFC if he wins his next fight. With the UFC planning on holding international events again in 2022, fans could see him getting a shot at a card in Europe.