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Matt Brown talks concerns Alexander Volkanovski returned too soon after knockout based on his own experiences
Matt Brown talks concerns Alexander Volkanovski returned too soon after knockout based on his own experiences

Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Alexander Volkanovski hadn’t experienced a knockout loss since very early in his career, but that changed once… 

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Ilia Topuria warns Alexander Volkanovski away from rematch fight: ‘For his own sake, he shouldn’t’
Ilia Topuria warns Alexander Volkanovski away from rematch fight: ‘For his own sake, he shouldn’t’

Undisputed featherweight champion, Ilia Topuria has heaped praise on recent foe, ex-champion, Alexander Volkanovski following his surprising win at… 

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Michael Chandler urges Alexander Volkanovski to slow down following back-to-back KO losses: “Your brain can shut off”

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Brian Ortega explains freak UFC Mexico City injury, calls out ‘disrespectful’ behavior toward Alexander Volkanovski
Brian Ortega explains freak UFC Mexico City injury, calls out ‘disrespectful’ behavior toward Alexander Volkanovski

Brian Ortega | Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images It had been close to two years since Brian Ortega last competed in the… 

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Michael Chandler hopes Alexander Volkanovski takes longer layoff after back-to-back knockout losses
Michael Chandler hopes Alexander Volkanovski takes longer layoff after back-to-back knockout losses

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Did Alexander Volkanovski come back too soon? It’s a question plenty of people have asked since Volkanovski’s… 

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Yair Rodriguez reveals mistake that cost him against Alexander Volkanovski
Yair Rodriguez reveals mistake that cost him against Alexander Volkanovski

Yair Rodriguez and Alexander Volkanovski | Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images Yair Rodriguez knows exactly where he screwed up against Alexander Volkanovski. Last July, Rodriguez… 

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Brian Ortega addresses Alexander Volkanovski’s shocking loss: ‘It didn’t seem like it was the same Volk’
Brian Ortega addresses Alexander Volkanovski’s shocking loss: ‘It didn’t seem like it was the same Volk’

Photo by Alex Bierens de Haan/Getty Images Brian Ortega doesn’t believe Ilia Topuria fought the same Alexander Volkanovski that he did nearly three years ago.… 

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Brian Ortega praises Ilia Topuria, but thinks Alexander Volkanovski looked off at UFC 298

Brian Ortega thinks Alexander Volkanovski looked off at UFC 298. 

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Brian Ortega doesn’t think Alexander Volkanovski looked “like the same Volk” against Ilia Topuria at UFC 298

Not the same 

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Morning Report: Coach says Ilia Topuria had ‘puncher’s chance’ vs. Alexander Volkanovski ‘and he got that punch’
Morning Report: Coach says Ilia Topuria had ‘puncher’s chance’ vs. Alexander Volkanovski ‘and he got that punch’

Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images There has been a changing of the guard at featherweight. If Alexander Volkanovski has it his way, it will… 

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Demetrious Johnson doesn’t like Alexander Volkanovski’s chances in a rematch with Ilia Topuria: “All Ilia has to do is touch him”

Do you agree? 

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Alexander Volkanovski comes under fire for having Mark Zuckerberg in his corner at UFC 298: “Why would you do that?”

Distraction? 

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Alexander Volkanovski hopes to rest up, rematch Ilia Topuria in Spain: ‘I’m going to get that belt back’
Alexander Volkanovski hopes to rest up, rematch Ilia Topuria in Spain: ‘I’m going to get that belt back’

Alexander Volkanovski is willing to go to Spain to get his rematch with Ilia Topuria. 

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Alexander Volkanovski’s coach claims Ilia Topuria only “had a puncher’s chance” at UFC 298: “Alex has a much better skill set”

Puncher’s chance 

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Alexander Volkanovski’s coach after UFC 298: We knew Ilia Topuria had a puncher’s chance – and he got it

Joe Lopez suggests Ilia Topuria simply capitalized on his puncher’s chance at UFC 298. 

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MMA pound-for-pound rankings: Where does KO of Alexander Volkanovski put Ilia Topuria in top 10?
MMA pound-for-pound rankings: Where does KO of Alexander Volkanovski put Ilia Topuria in top 10?

After winning the UFC men’s featherweight title, undefeated Topuria moves into ESPN rankings. 

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MMA Junkie Radio #3438: UFC 298 recap, Alexander Volkanovski’s rematch ask, more
MMA Junkie Radio #3438: UFC 298 recap, Alexander Volkanovski’s rematch ask, more

Check out the latest episode of MMA Junkie Radio with “Gorgeous” George and “Goze.” 

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Ilia Topuria opens as huge betting favorite to beat Alexander Volkanovski after stunning win at UFC 298
Ilia Topuria opens as huge betting favorite to beat Alexander Volkanovski after stunning win at UFC 298

Newly-minted undisputed featherweight champion, Ilia Topuria may have drawn the lines to the wire in his pick ‘em fight… 

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UFC 298 highlights video: Alexander Volkanovski vs Ilia Topuria
UFC 298 highlights video: Alexander Volkanovski vs Ilia Topuria

UFC 298 highlights video and recap from the Alexander Volkanovski vs Ilia Topuria main event. 

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Ilia Topuria hedges on Alexander Volkanovski rematch after UFC 298 triumph
Ilia Topuria hedges on Alexander Volkanovski rematch after UFC 298 triumph

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images New UFC featherweight champion Ilia Topuria made headlines before UFC 298 saying he’d never grant division stalwarts… 

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Alexander Volkanovski puts out video statement: ‘I’m going to get that belt back’
Alexander Volkanovski puts out video statement: ‘I’m going to get that belt back’

Former featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski released a video statement following his UFC 298 knockout loss to Ilia Topuria. 

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On To the Next One: What’s next for Ilia Topuria, Alexander Volkanovski after UFC 298?
On To the Next One: What’s next for Ilia Topuria, Alexander Volkanovski after UFC 298?

Following the UFC 298 main event in which Ilia Topuria brutally knocked out Alexander Volkanovski to become the new featherweight champion, where do both guys… 

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Alexander Volkanovski vows to land title rematch with Ilia Topuria at UFC Spain: ‘Next time it’ll be different’
Alexander Volkanovski vows to land title rematch with Ilia Topuria at UFC Spain: ‘Next time it’ll be different’

Off the back of his shocking featherweight championship loss at UFC 298 over the course of the weekend, Australian… 

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Israel Adesanya reacts to Ilia Topuria knocking out Alexander Volkanovski
Israel Adesanya reacts to Ilia Topuria knocking out Alexander Volkanovski

Former two-time middleweight champion Israel Adesanya reacts to Ilia Topuria knocking out Alexander Volkanovski. 

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Watch | Israel Adesanya’s live reaction to Ilia Topuria knocking out Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 298

A tough watch 

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Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Alexander Volkanovski after UFC 298 title loss?

With back-to-back knockout losses, Alexander Volkanovski’s future is uncertain after he lost his title to Ilia Topuria at UFC 298. 

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Ilia Topuria isn’t too high on idea of Alexander Volkanovski rematch following UFC 298: “It’s time to move on”

No Rematch? 

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Alexander Volkanovski heaps praise on Ilia Topuria after KO loss at UFC 298: ‘That was a clean right hand’
Alexander Volkanovski heaps praise on Ilia Topuria after KO loss at UFC 298: ‘That was a clean right hand’

Former UFC featherweight champion, Alexander Volkanovski reflects on devastating knockout loss suffered against Ilia Topuria last night. After over… 

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Alexander Volkanovski wants an immediate rematch: ‘I think I deserve that’
Alexander Volkanovski wants an immediate rematch: ‘I think I deserve that’

Former featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski wants an immediate rematch after UFC 298 loss to Ilia Topuria. 

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Alexander Volkanovski speaks out following UFC 298 loss to Ilia Topuria: “I think I deserve that rematch”

Immediate Rematch? 

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Ilia Topuria lukewarm on Alexander Volkanovski rematch after UFC 298: ‘Time for the new generation’

Ilia Topuria has mixed feelings on granting Alexander Volkanovski an immediate rematch after claiming gold at UFC 298. 

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Alexander Volkanovski calls for rematch after UFC 298 loss: ‘I’ve been a company man’

Following UFC 298, Alexander Volkanovski laid out his case as to why he should get a rematch vs. Ilia Topuria. 

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Alexander Volkanovski makes no excuses for UFC 298 knockout loss to Ilia Topuria: ‘That was a clean right hand’
Alexander Volkanovski makes no excuses for UFC 298 knockout loss to Ilia Topuria: ‘That was a clean right hand’

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Alexander Volkanovski has a clear explanation for how he lost his featherweight title: He just got beat.… 

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UFC 298 Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay: Alexander Volkanovski’s $42,000 tops card
UFC 298 Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay: Alexander Volkanovski’s $42,000 tops card

Fighters from Saturday’s UFC 298 took home UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay totaling $252,000. 

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Ilia Topuria calls out Conor McGregor after KO’ing Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 298: ‘I will be waiting for you in Spain’
Ilia Topuria calls out Conor McGregor after KO’ing Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 298: ‘I will be waiting for you in Spain’

A new fighter has entered the Conor McGregor sweepstakes, and his name is Ilia Topuria. Stepping into his first… 

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Ilia Topuria scores brutal knockout over Alexander Volkanovski to win featherweight title in UFC 298 main event
Ilia Topuria scores brutal knockout over Alexander Volkanovski to win featherweight title in UFC 298 main event

Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Ilia Topuria lived up the hype after delivering a brutal knockout to dethrone Alexander Volkanovski and become… 

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UFC 298 salaries: Ilia Topuria, Alexander Volkanovski among 13 fighters who cash 6-figure purses
UFC 298 salaries: Ilia Topuria, Alexander Volkanovski among 13 fighters who cash 6-figure purses

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Former UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski led the disclosed payroll for UFC 298, cashing a $750,000 purse… 

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‘Volk came back wayyy too fast‘: Fighters react to Ilia Topuria’s UFC 298 knockout of Alexander Volkanovski
‘Volk came back wayyy too fast‘: Fighters react to Ilia Topuria’s UFC 298 knockout of Alexander Volkanovski

Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Ilia Topuria is the new featherweight champion of the UFC after starching Alexander Volkanovski with a right… 

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UFC 298 live blog: Alexander Volkanovski vs. Ilia Topuria
UFC 298 live blog: Alexander Volkanovski vs. Ilia Topuria

Alexander Volkanovski and Ilia Topuria face off ahead of UFC 298 | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images This is the UFC 298… 

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UFC 298 salaries revealed: Alexander Volkanovski leads the way

Salaries 

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UFC 298: Alexander Volkanovski vs. Ilia Topuria live stream watch party
UFC 298: Alexander Volkanovski vs. Ilia Topuria live stream watch party

Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images MMA Fighting has a live stream watch party for Saturday’s UFC 298 event, which takes place at the Honda Center… 

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Jon Anik believes Alexander Volkanovski will make a permanent move to lightweight if victorious at UFC 298

Volk’s next step 

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UFC 298 Paths to Victory: How can Alexander Volkanovski fend off Ilia Topuria and Father Time?
UFC 298 Paths to Victory: How can Alexander Volkanovski fend off Ilia Topuria and Father Time?

Alexander Volkanovski and Ilia Topuria face off | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images UFC 298 is upon us, and with it comes… 

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UFC 298 start time, TV schedule for Alexander Volkanovski vs. Ilia Topuria
UFC 298 start time, TV schedule for Alexander Volkanovski vs. Ilia Topuria

Alexander Volkanovski and Ilia Topuria face off in the main event of UFC 298 in Anaheim, Calif. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty… 

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Jon Anik believes Alexander Volkanovski likely to make lightweight move with UFC 298 win
Jon Anik believes Alexander Volkanovski likely to make lightweight move with UFC 298 win

Photo by Louis Grasse/PxImages Alexander Volkanovski teased that a permanent move to lightweight could be in his future, and if he’s victorious against Ilia Topuria… 

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UFC 298 final faceoffs: Alexander Volkanovski stone cold for tense Ilia Topuria staredown
UFC 298 final faceoffs: Alexander Volkanovski stone cold for tense Ilia Topuria staredown

Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images ANAHEIM, Calif. — Watch the UFC 298 final faceoffs between UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski and undefeated… 

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UFC 298 video: Alexander Volkanovski, Ilia Topuria share one final intense faceoff before title clash

The stage is set for the UFC 298 main event after Alexander Volkanovski and Ilia Topuria had their final faceoff at ceremonial weigh-ins. 

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UFC 298 preview show: Will Ilia Topuria put an end to the Alexander Volkanovski era?
UFC 298 preview show: Will Ilia Topuria put an end to the Alexander Volkanovski era?

Alexander Volkanovski and Ilia Topuria battle it out in the UFC featherweight championship main event of Saturday’s UFC 298 fight card in Anaheim, and the… 

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UFC 298 preview show: Will Ilia Topuria end the Alexander Volkanovski era?
UFC 298 preview show: Will Ilia Topuria end the Alexander Volkanovski era?

Alexander Volkanovski and Ilia Topuria battle it out in the UFC featherweight championship main event of Saturday’s UFC 298 fight card in Anaheim, and the… 

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Max Holloway shares prediction for Alexander Volkanovski vs. Ilia Topuria: “There’s a reason they didn’t give me Ilia”

Prediction 

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UFC 298 cold open previews Alexander Volkanovski vs. Ilia Topuria headliner
UFC 298 cold open previews Alexander Volkanovski vs. Ilia Topuria headliner

UFC 298 will be capped off by a fascinating championship bout between longtime featherweight titleholder Alexander Volkanovski and the hungry, undefeated challenger Ilia Topuria, and… 

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Michael Bisping downplays Alexander Volkanovski age concerns heading into UFC 298: “He’s a special fighter”

Special Fighter 

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Video: Jon Anik previews UFC 298 storylines, including Alexander Volkanovski’s possible featherweight exit

Jon Anik thinks Saturday’s UFC 298 main card is “disgustingly good,” and he expects significant fallout from the top fights on the card. 

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Michael Bisping doesn’t think ‘special fighter’ Alexander Volkanovski’s age is a factor at UFC 298
Michael Bisping doesn’t think ‘special fighter’ Alexander Volkanovski’s age is a factor at UFC 298

Michael Bisping thinks the UFC’s 35 and over curse shouldn’t apply to Alexander Volkanovski. 

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UFC 298 predictions: Who’s picking Ilia Topuria to take the title from Alexander Volkanovski?

Check out our staff members’ picks and analysis for UFC 298 in Anaheim, Calif. 

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UFC 298 video: Alexander Volkanovski, Ilia Topuria make weight for featherweight title clash

ANAHEIM, Calif. – The second UFC title fight of 2024 is official after Alexander Volkanovski and Ilia Topuria made weight for Saturday’s UFC 298 headliner.
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UFC 298 main event weigh-in video: Alexander Volkanovski vs. Ilia Topuria

Featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski puts his title on the line in the UFC 298 main event on Saturday against undefeated Ilia Topuria.  
The two were the first fighters to step …read more

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Alexander Volkanovski: If Ilia Topuria believes his UFC 298 talk, ‘I am going to mop the floor with you’

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ANAHEIM, Calif. — UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski previews his UFC 298 title defense, responds to undefeated challenger Ilia Topuria, throws his name …read more

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Brian Ortega will ‘ruin every contender’ if Ilia Topuria becomes champion at UFC 298

Brian Ortega is happy to take out all the top contenders if Ilia Topuria isn’t willing to.
Topuria (14-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) challenges featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski (26-3 MMA, 13-2 UFC) …read more

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Alexander Volkanovski serious about stepping in for UFC 300 headliner, Ilia Topuria fires back

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Alexander Volkanovski is happy to offer his services for UFC 300 if he gets past Ilia Topuria.
Featherweight champion Volkanovski (26-3 MMA, 13-2 UFC) will look to notch …read more

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P4P King Or Lame Duck Champion?

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Featherweight kingpin, Alexander Volkanovski, will go to war with rising star, Ilia Topuria, …read more

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WATCH | Ilia Topuria snatches Alexander Volkanovski belt during UFC 298 press conference

Belt taken …read more

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‘Get your hands off my belt’: Ilia Topuria steals Alexander Volkanovski’s gold at UFC 298 news conference

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Ilia Topuria can’t seem to keep his hands off Alexander Volkanovski’s title belt ahead of their UFC 298 clash.
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Ilia Topuria steals UFC belt, Alexander Volkanovski mocks him with ‘old man’ getup

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Ilia Topuria did everything possible to get under Alexander Volkanovski’s skin at the UFC 298 pre-fight press …read more

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Video – Ilia Topuria snatches belt from Alexander Volkanovski during heated UFC 298 presser: ‘I’m gonna humble you’

Attempting to become the first fighter inside the Octagon to beat Alexander Volkanovski at the featherweight limit – incoming title challenger, Ilia Topuria was heckled with boos throughout tonight’s UFC …read more

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‘Old Man Volk’ arrives! Geriatric Alexander Volkanovski shows up at UFC 298 press conference

Not even age could hold Alexander Volkanovski back at the UFC 298 news conference.
Dressed in his signature flat cap, sweater, collared shirt and dress pants, “Old Man Volk” bounded up …read more

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UFC 298: Referee, judges revealed for Alexander Volkanovski vs. Ilia Topuria

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A familiar face will be the third man in the cage for UFC 298’s main event.
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WATCH | Ilia Topuria poses with UFC belt as Alexander Volkanovski crashes photo shoot ahead of UFC 298

Confident …read more

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UFC 298 breakdown: Ilia Topuria has what it takes, but is he the one to dethrone Alexander Volkanovski?

MMA Junkie analyst Dan Tom breaks down the UFC’s top bouts. Today, we look at the main event for UFC 298.

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Brian Ortega gives his Alexander Volkanovski vs. Ilia Topuria prediction

Featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski puts his title on the line against undefeated Ilia Topuria in the UFC 298 main event on Saturday.  
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The amount of questions surrounding the UFC featherweight championship main event of UFC 298 between Alexander Volkanovski and Ilia Topuria are astounding — not just heading into the fight, but …read more

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Alexander Volkanovski explains his motivation ahead of Ilia Topuria clash at UFC 298

War beckons …read more

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Alexander Volkanovski claims Ilia Topuria fight may ‘Look easy’ at UFC 298, predicts dominant win

Undisputed featherweight champion, Alexander Volkanovski has claimed onlookers should not be necessarily surprised if his fight with incoming title chaser, Ilia Topuria “looks easy” come the conclusion of their UFC …read more

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UFC 298: Pros predict Alexander Volkanovski vs. Ilia Topuria

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ANAHEIM, Calif. – Israel Adesanya or Sean Strickland? Pros predict the winner of UFC 293’s main event, …read more

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UFC 298 video: Ilia Topuria poses with UFC belt, then runs into Alexander Volkanovski

Ilia Topuria is certainly not a superstitious guy.
Days away from his UFC featherweight title fight against champion Alexander Volkanovski, Topuria (14-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) had no issue picking the UFC belt, …read more

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UFC 298 Embedded, episode 3: ‘He is in the mood for blood’

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On the third episode of UFC 298 Embedded, Alexander Volkanovski explains the stakes of his matchup with the undefeated Ilia Topuria, Topuria’s team …read more

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No Bets Barred: Is Ilia Topuria the man to finally dethrone Alexander Volkanovski?

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After a lackluster UFC Vegas 86 card, MMA’s leading promotion returns with arguably the …read more

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Alexander Volkanovski driven by UFC 298 narratives, says don’t be surprised if Ilia Topuria fight looks easy

IRVINE, Calif. – UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski is coming off a devastating knockout defeat. He’s 35, and in front of him is a 27-year-old undefeated talent in Ilia Topuria, …read more

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Alexander Volkanovski “more than happy” to headline UFC 300: “I’ll do it”

“I’ll do it” …read more

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UFC 300 fight card and rumor tracker: Alexander Volkanovski offers to ‘save the day’ at UFC 300

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UFC 300 is expected to deliver a loaded lineup for the promotion’s historic April event.
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Ilia Topuria aims to fight Conor McGregor in Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu stadium

IRVINE, Calif. – If you don’t know by now, Ilia Topuria dreams big. Like, really big.
The undefeated UFC featherweight contender is already banking on not only dethroning champion Alexander Volkanovski, …read more

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Dana White: As much of a stud as Ilia Topuria is, ‘he’s got a lot to prove still’

Dana White thinks Ilia Topuria is yet to prove himself against the established names at featherweight.
Topuria (14-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) challenges featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski (26-3 MMA, 13-2 UFC) in …read more

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UFC 298 | Pro fighters make their picks for Alexander Volkanovski vs Ilia Topuria title fight

In the main event of UFC 298, the featherweight title is up for grabs as Alexander Volkanovski looks to defend his belt when he takes on Ilia Topuria. Heading into …read more

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Ilia Topuria Explains Why Alexander Volkanovski Will Be One of His ‘Easier Fights’

To say that Ilia Topuria is confident going into his first Ultimate Fighting Championship title fight against reigning champion Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 298 would be an understatement. …read more

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Sean O’Malley: Ilia Topuria irrelevant if he loses to Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 298

Sean O’Malley thinks a loss at UFC 298 would be detrimental to Ilia Topuria’s career.
Topuria (14-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) challenges featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski (26-3 MMA, 13-2 UFC) in Saturday’s …read more

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UFC 298 pre-event facts: Alexander Volkanovski can make history with post-KO title defense

The octagon returns to Anaheim, Calif., for the first time in more than two years and ninth time in its history on Saturday with UFC 298, which goes down at …read more

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Yair Rodriguez bothered by Ilia Topuria’s brashness before UFC 298: ‘I respect everybody but this guy’

Yair Rodriguez doesn’t think Ilia Topuria can afford to lose to UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski.
Topuria (14-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) challenges Volkanovski (26-3 MMA, 13-2 UFC) in the main event …read more

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UFC 298 Embedded, Episode 2: ‘You just want to shut him up’

Episode 2 of UFC 298 Embedded features Ian Machado Garry arriving in Southern California, Merab Dvalishvili training like a madman, Alexander Volkanovski’s coach having a few words about challenger Ilia …read more

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Alexander Volkanovski calls Henry Cejudo a “piece of s**t” for removing his coach on UFC Countdown

Piece of s**t …read more

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UFC 298 roundtable: Is this the end of the Alexander Volkanovski era?

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Alexander Volkanovski has heard it before.
They said he couldn’t beat Max Holloway. He did …read more

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Alexander Volkanovski has a UFC exit strategy — but a loss to Ilia Topuria isn’t a part of it

Volkanovski knows people are doubting his psyche, but he isn’t thinking about retirement just yet. …read more

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Joe Lopez says ‘hulk’ Alexander Volkanovski’s strength will surprise Ilia Topuria at UFC 298

Alexander Volkanovski’s coach thinks Ilia Topuria will have a hard time dealing with his strength.
Volkanovski (26-3 MMA, 13-2 UFC) defends his featherweight title against Topuria (14-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) in …read more

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UFC 298: Make your predictions for Alexander Volkanovski vs. Ilia Topuria

We want your predictions for Saturday’s UFC 298 event in Anaheim, Calif.
Our staff picks feature includes the consensus picks from MMA Junkie readers. Simply cast your vote for each bout …read more

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Alexander Volkanovski on Ilia Topuria fight: ‘He’ll be humbled’

Featherweight champion Alexander Volkanvoski has a tough test in his upcoming UFC 298 title defense against unbeaten Ilia Topuria.  
Volkanovski (26-3) is coming off a knockout loss to lightweight champion Islam Makhachev in …read more

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Alexander Volkanovski’s prediction for Ilia Topuria fight: ‘I crumble him in the first’

Alexander Volkanovski thinks he sends Ilia Topuria a message early.
Featherweight champion Volkanovski (26-3 MMA, 13-2 UFC) will look to notch his sixth title defense when he takes on Topuria (14-0 …read more

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Video: UFC 298 ‘Countdown’ for Alexander Volkanovski vs. Ilia Topuria

Did you miss the debut of UFC 298 “Countdown” or just want to watch it again? Check out the main event preview now.
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Ilia Topuria has no interest in fighting Paddy Pimblett or Sean O’Malley at this point

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Ilia Topuria isn’t interested in settling old grudges anymore.
Later this month, Topuria faces Alexander Volkanovski for …read more

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Eugene Bareman didn’t watch Alexander Volkanovski vs. Islam Makhachev 2: ‘I was too scared of what could happen’

Eugene Bareman admits he couldn’t get himself to watch Alexander Volkanovski vs. Islam Makhachev 2 at UFC 294.
Bareman was unable to corner Volkanovski (26-3 MMA, 13-2 UFC) for his title-fight …read more

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Daniel Cormier: Ilia Topuria setting himself up for Conor McGregor-like ascent if he delivers promises at UFC 298

Daniel Cormier thinks Ilia Topuria could have a massive breakout moment at UFC 298.
Topuria (14-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) challenges featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski (26-3 MMA, 13-2 UFC) in the Feb. …read more

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UFC Hall of Famer believes Ilia Topuria has set himself up for Conor McGregor-like ascent to superstardom

If Ilia Topuria gets the job done against Alexander Volkanovski, it could trigger his Conor McGregor-like ascent to superstardom.

That is according to UFC Hall of Famer Daniel Cormier who …read more

Source:: Cagepotato

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