Face off! Alex Volkanovski and Ilia Topuria go head-to-head in official UFC 298 poster (Pic)

Face off! Alex Volkanovski and Ilia Topuria go head-to-head in official UFC 298 poster (Pic)

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  • janvier 17, 2024
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Reigning UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski will make his next 145-pound title defense against No. 5-ranked title contender Ilia Topuria in the upcoming UFC 298 pay-per-view (PPV) main event, recently made official for Sat., Feb. 17, 2024 at Honda Center in Anaheim, California.

Now they have an official poster.

Volkanovski (26-3) is coming off a shocking, first-round knockout loss to Islam Makhachev at UFC 294 last fall, a short-notice rematch that marked the Aussie’s second (unsuccessful) attempt to join the coveted “champ-champ” club. With those aspirations behind him, Volkanovski will get back to work in his own weight class.

Topuria (14-0) kept his undefeated streak intact by knocking around featherweight bruiser Josh Emmett at UFC on ABC 5 last June. “El Matador” was able to leapfrog the rest of the Top 5 because Volkanovski and longtime rival, Max Holloway, have done a pretty good job of shutting down most of the eligible contenders.

Here’s the full UFC 298 poster:

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For the rest of the UFC 298 fight card and PPV lineup click here.

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