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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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Brian Ortega opens as betting favorite to be Ilia Topuria’s first title defense
Brian Ortega opens as betting favorite to be Ilia Topuria’s first title defense

Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Brian Ortega may have punched his ticket to a third title shot. Despite coming off a 19-month… 

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Movsar Evloev blasts UFC champ Ilia Topuria for expanding list of callouts to Khabib Nurmagomedov
Movsar Evloev blasts UFC champ Ilia Topuria for expanding list of callouts to Khabib Nurmagomedov

Movsar Evloev is growing tired of Ilia Topuria’s rapidly evolving list of fights requests, which now includes Khabib Nurmagomedov. 

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UFC champion Ilia Topuria receives hero’s welcome at Real Madrid vs Sevilla match

What a moment 

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Ilia Topuria mocks Islam Makhachev’s 2015 knockout loss in brash social media post amid calls for title fight
Ilia Topuria mocks Islam Makhachev’s 2015 knockout loss in brash social media post amid calls for title fight

Newly-crowned featherweight champion, Ilia Topuria has continued jabbing at undisputed lightweight titleholder, Islam Makhachev on social media overnight –… 

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Ilia Topuria laments ‘Dream’ fight with UFC icon Khabib Nurmagomedov: ‘I would have beaten him 100%’
Ilia Topuria laments ‘Dream’ fight with UFC icon Khabib Nurmagomedov: ‘I would have beaten him 100%’

Newly-minted undisputed featherweight champion, Ilia Topuria has claimed a showdown with former undisputed lightweight kingpin, the unbeaten, Khabib Nurmagomedov… 

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Video: UFC champ Ilia Topuria honored at Real Madrid game with special kickoff after winning title 
Video: UFC champ Ilia Topuria honored at Real Madrid game with special kickoff after winning title 

Photo by David S.Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images Featherweight champion Ilia Topuria was celebrated at the Real Madrid soccer match on Sunday after he became the first fighter… 

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UFC champion Ilia Topuria takes honorary kickoff at Real Madrid’s game vs. Sevilla at the Santiago Bernabeu
UFC champion Ilia Topuria takes honorary kickoff at Real Madrid’s game vs. Sevilla at the Santiago Bernabeu

UFC champion Ilia Topuria took the honorary kick-off in front of 85,000 fans at Real Madrid’s game at the Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid. 

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Brian Ortega welcomes title fight with Ilia Topuria after UFC Mexico win: ‘I’m happy to go to Spain’
Brian Ortega welcomes title fight with Ilia Topuria after UFC Mexico win: ‘I’m happy to go to Spain’

Turning in his first victory inside the Octagon in four years overnight, former two-time featherweight title challenger, Brian Ortega… 

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Ilia Topuria plots lightweight title fight with Islam Makhachev after UFC 298 win: ‘He’s in trouble’
Ilia Topuria plots lightweight title fight with Islam Makhachev after UFC 298 win: ‘He’s in trouble’

Off the back of his stunning knockout victory over Alexander Volkanovski to win the undisputed featherweight crown last weekend… 

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Ilia Topuria to honored for UFC title win at upcoming Real Madrid football match in Spain

El Matador’s rise continues 

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Video: New UFC featherweight champ Ilia Topuria receives warm welcome in return to Spain
Video: New UFC featherweight champ Ilia Topuria receives warm welcome in return to Spain

Carrying his newly acquired UFC belt, Ilia Topuria was greeted my a large group of fans after landing at the airport in Madrid, Spain. 

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Posted on February 23, 2024, 2:20 am By
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Ilia Topuria eyes crossover clash with boxing star Canelo Alvarez following UFC featherweight title victory
Ilia Topuria eyes crossover clash with boxing star Canelo Alvarez following UFC featherweight title victory

Days after claiming his first UFC title, newly minted featherweight champion Ilia Topuria is already eyeing a potential showdown… 

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Sean O’Malley walks back Ilia Topuria call out following fan backlash, says Merab Dvalishvili is next
Sean O’Malley walks back Ilia Topuria call out following fan backlash, says Merab Dvalishvili is next

‘Sugar’ Sean O’Malley is pumping the brakes on his proposed superfight with newly minted featherweight world champion Ilia Topuria…. 

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UFC featherweight champion Ilia Topuria to take honorary kick-off at Real Madrid vs. Sevilla match at the Bernabeu
UFC featherweight champion Ilia Topuria to take honorary kick-off at Real Madrid vs. Sevilla match at the Bernabeu

Ilia Topuria will present his UFC featherweight world championship in front of a jam-packed crowd at the Santiago Bernabeu… 

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Daniel Cormier doesn’t want to see Sean O’Malley vs. Ilia Topuria
Daniel Cormier doesn’t want to see Sean O’Malley vs. Ilia Topuria

Bantamweight champion Sean O’Malley faces Marlon Vera in the UFC 299 main event and wants to fight featherweight champ Ilia Topuria next. 

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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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Yair Rodriguez never wanted to fight Brian Ortega, but can’t wait to ‘f*ck up’ Ilia Topuria

Just the mention of UFC featherweight champion Ilia Topuria is enough to cause Yair Rodriguez to spew expletives. 

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Yair Rodriguez says he doesn’t want to just fight Ilia Topuria but wants to “f**k him up”

Shots fired 

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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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Why Sean O’Malley is seeking fight vs. ‘scary’ fellow UFC champ Ilia Topuria over Merab Dvalishvili
Why Sean O’Malley is seeking fight vs. ‘scary’ fellow UFC champ Ilia Topuria over Merab Dvalishvili

Fighting Ilia Topuria gets Sean O’Malley a lot more excited than facing Merab Dvalishvili. 

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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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Ilia Topuria shakes up the pound-for-pound rankings following UFC 298 title win

El Matador has arrived 

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Posted on February 21, 2024, 11:08 am By
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USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, Feb. 20: Ilia Topuria new No. 1 at featherweight
USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, Feb. 20: Ilia Topuria new No. 1 at featherweight

Check out the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings following UFC 298 in Anaheim, Calif. 

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T.J. Dillashaw: Alexander Volkanovski ‘was fighting scared’ at UFC 298, led to Ilia Topuria’s knockout
T.J. Dillashaw: Alexander Volkanovski ‘was fighting scared’ at UFC 298, led to Ilia Topuria’s knockout

T.J. Dillashaw says he could tell during the fight that Alexander Volkanovski was scared of Ilia Topuria’s power. 

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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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Jamahal Hill taking a page out of Ilia Topuria’s playbook ahead of UFC 300 clash with Alex Pereira
Jamahal Hill taking a page out of Ilia Topuria’s playbook ahead of UFC 300 clash with Alex Pereira

Jamahal Hill is taking a page out of Ilia Topuria’s playbook. Hill — a former light heavyweight champion who… 

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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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Heck of a Morning: Welcome to the Ilia Topuria era; Plus, fallout of UFC 298, UFC 300 main event reveal
Heck of a Morning: Welcome to the Ilia Topuria era; Plus, fallout of UFC 298, UFC 300 main event reveal

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Ilia Topuria is the new UFC featherweight champion following his highlight reel knockout of former long reigning… 

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Posted on February 20, 2024, 5:12 pm By
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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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UFC champ Ilia Topuria responds to Movsar Evloev’s callout: ‘He needs to finish someone’

Ilia Topuria is not sold on Movsar Evloev being his first title defense. 

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Sean O’Malley explains why he wants Ilia Topuria over Merab Dvalishvili next: “He’s very beatable”

Big Fight Next 

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Sean O’Malley open to ‘very beatable’ Merab Dvalishvili after UFC 299 but still wants ‘scary’ Ilia Topuria
Sean O’Malley open to ‘very beatable’ Merab Dvalishvili after UFC 299 but still wants ‘scary’ Ilia Topuria

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Sean O’Malley had a cageside view of a future opponent at UFC 298, one way or another.… 

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Video – Thousands of Georgians gather in freezing weather to watch Ilia Topuria’s UFC 298 title win
Video – Thousands of Georgians gather in freezing weather to watch Ilia Topuria’s UFC 298 title win

Georgia has its first UFC world champion, and his name is Ilia Topuria. On Saturday night, ‘El Matador’ entered… 

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Posted on February 19, 2024, 10:53 pm By
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Sean O’Malley already trying to duck fight with Merab Dvalishvili, would rather face new UFC champ Ilia Topuria
Sean O’Malley already trying to duck fight with Merab Dvalishvili, would rather face new UFC champ Ilia Topuria

According to Dana White, Merab Dvalishvili is the next man in line for a bantamweight title opportunity. Sean O’Malley… 

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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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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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Spinning Back Clique LIVE: UFC 300 main event reaction, Ilia Topuria’s star potential, more UFC 298 fallout (noon ET)

Monday’s post-UFC 298 episode of “Spinning Back Clique” will examine Ilia Topuria’s star potential, more key results and whether the UFC 300 main event is… 

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Posted on February 19, 2024, 1:00 pm By
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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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Ilia Topuria responds to callout from fellow undefeated featherweight Movsar Evloev: “He needs to finish someone”

The champ has spoken 

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Conor McGregor responds to challenge from newly crowned UFC featherweight champion Ilia Topuria

Could it happen? 

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Conor McGregor bites back after Ilia Topuria issues challenge at UFC 298: ‘I have huge balls, I have 4 kids’
Conor McGregor bites back after Ilia Topuria issues challenge at UFC 298: ‘I have huge balls, I have 4 kids’

Conor McGregor finally responded to Ilia Topuria’s callout, and his answer didn’t do much to enlighten the fans about… 

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5 biggest takeaways from UFC 298: Did Alexander Volkanovski’s quick return aid in Ilia Topuria’s title win?
5 biggest takeaways from UFC 298: Did Alexander Volkanovski’s quick return aid in Ilia Topuria’s title win?

Analysis of the biggest storylines coming out of UFC 298, including the optics around Alexander Volkanovski’s title loss to Ilia Topuria. 

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Posted on February 19, 2024, 12:40 am By
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Dana White calls new UFC champ Ilia Topuria ‘a force’ at featherweight – and now he can’t wait to go to Spain

Taking a UFC event to Spain was already on Dana White’s mind. Now it’s squarely on his radar thanks to Ilia Topuria. 

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Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for new champ Ilia Topuria after UFC 298 title win?

Ilia Topuria is torn on rematching Alexander Volkanovski after his UFC 298 title win, and that’s because there are other options available. 

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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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UFC 298 post-event facts: Ilia Topuria makes history with title coronation
UFC 298 post-event facts: Ilia Topuria makes history with title coronation

The best facts to come out of UFC 298, which saw a number of historic feats, including Ilia Topuria’s title KO of Alexander Volkanovski. 

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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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Dana White reacts to Ilia Topuria’s knockout win over Alex Volkanovski at UFC 298, says he’s not thinking about an immediate rematch

Ilia gets it done 

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UFC 298 post-fight show: Reaction to Ilia Topuria’s nasty knockout win, UFC 300 main event announcement
UFC 298 post-fight show: Reaction to Ilia Topuria’s nasty knockout win, UFC 300 main event announcement

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Ilia Topuria talked a big game heading into his UFC 298 main event fight against Alexander Volkanovski,… 

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UFC 298 bonuses: New champ Ilia Topuria, not surprisingly, snags extra $50,000
UFC 298 bonuses: New champ Ilia Topuria, not surprisingly, snags extra $50,000

After UFC 298, five fighters picked up an extra $50,000 for their performances in Anaheim, Calif. 

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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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Laura Sanko: Alexander Volkanovski’s psychology will be fascinating against ‘super dangerous’ Ilia Topuria
Laura Sanko: Alexander Volkanovski’s psychology will be fascinating against ‘super dangerous’ Ilia Topuria

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images UFC’s 2024 pay-per-view schedule full of fascinating matchups, but for UFC analyst Laura Sanko, the one that… 

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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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Demetrious Johnson shares high praise for Ilia Topuria ahead of UFC 298: “The last person who I felt that way about, to be honest, was Conor McGregor”

DJ praises Ilia 

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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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Max Holloway makes pick for UFC 298 main event, says ‘there’s a reason they didn’t give me’ Ilia Topuria first
Max Holloway makes pick for UFC 298 main event, says ‘there’s a reason they didn’t give me’ Ilia Topuria first

Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Max Holloway expects his three-time past opponent Alexander Volkanovski will walk out of UFC 298 as featherweight… 

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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 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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Video: Rafael Nadal, Iker Casillas among Spanish stars to send Ilia Topuria support ahead of UFC 298
Video: Rafael Nadal, Iker Casillas among Spanish stars to send Ilia Topuria support ahead of UFC 298

Ilia Topuria has an array of Spanish celebrities wishing him luck for UFC 298. 

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UFC 298 Gambling Preview: Can Alexander Volkanovski beat Ilia Topuria and keep his featherweight title?
UFC 298 Gambling Preview: Can Alexander Volkanovski beat Ilia Topuria and keep his featherweight title?

Alexander Volkanovski and Ilia Topuria face off | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Finally, UFC delivers a good one! After a smattering… 

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Renato Moicano: Alexander Volkanovski ‘is going to put on a masterclass’ against Ilia Topuria at UFC 298
Renato Moicano: Alexander Volkanovski ‘is going to put on a masterclass’ against Ilia Topuria at UFC 298

Renato Moicano likes the way Alexander Volkanovski has carried himself ahead of UFC 298. 

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UFC 298 weigh-in results: Alexander Volkanovski, Ilia Topuria on point, late change to fight card

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Alexander Volkanovski is back at featherweight and ready to defend his title again.
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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.  
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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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Ilia Topuria reveals he drinks ‘Half a litre of wine’ night before UFC 298 weigh ins: ‘I get very buzzed’

Ahead of his first championship foray under the promotion’s banner this weekend, incoming UFC 298 headliner, Ilia Topuria has revealed he’ll drink up to a “half litre of wine” the …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.
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Ilia Topuria explains why he drinks “half a litre of wine” the night before UFC weigh-ins

Ilia’s weight cut secret …read more

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Can Volkanovski beat Ilia Topuria (14-0) and Father Time (23-2)?

UFC fighters ages 35 and over — in men’s divisions below middleweight — have a record of 2-23 in title fights. …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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‘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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UFC 298 press conference staredowns: ‘Old man’ Volkanovski faces intense Ilia Topuria

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UFC 298 video: Ilia Topuria has words for ‘Old Man’ Alexander Volkanovski in first faceoff

ANAHEIM, Calif – Alexander Volkanovski and Ilia Topuria got their first look at each other on UFC 298 fight week Wednesday at the pre-fight press conference.
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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.
Veteran referee …read more

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Brian Ortega fires back at Ilia Topuria for recent UFC title comments: “You have to win the belt for that to happen”

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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.

UFC 298 (pay-per-view, ESPN, ESPN+) takes place Saturday at Honda …read more

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Watch Alexander Volkanovski confront belt-wearing Ilia Topuria at UFC 298 host hotel

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Alexander Volkanovski caught Ilia Topuria jumping the gun.
On Saturday, Volkanovski and Topuria face off in the main event of UFC 298 with …read more

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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.  
If Topuria is able to defeat “The Great” it will …read more

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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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Heck of a Morning: What’s next for Alexander Volkanovski if he beats Ilia Topuria at UFC 298?

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Alexander Volkanovski will look to pick up his sixth successful defense of his featherweight title against the …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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Morning Report: Brian Ortega plans to ‘ruin every contender’ if Ilia Topuria becomes champion at UFC 298

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Brian Ortega is ready to cause some chaos within the 145-pound ranks.
It’s been a …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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