HomeLatest Sports News“I see myself finishing Volkanovski in the first-round knockout!” says Ilia Topuria

“I see myself finishing Volkanovski in the first-round knockout!” says Ilia Topuria

Over the past few weeks, UFC 298 has been a hot topic in the MMA universe. The key reason is the UFC featherweight title fight between Alexander Volkanovski and Ilia Topuria. Both fighters are undefeated in their division, and one is set to lose his first fight.

They will face each other at UFC 298, and Topuria has his sights set on the UFC featherweight championship.

Ilia Topuria said:

“I see myself finishing Volkanovski in the first-round knockout!”

Here is the complete statement:

“I see myself finishing Alexander Volkanovski in the first-round knockout. It is most likely going to be a knockout unless he dives for my legs. I am going to put his lights out.”

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As mentioned, both fighters are undefeated in their division, and it will be a great contest. But knocking out Volkanovski in the first round is not everyone’s cup of tea. He had defended his UFC featherweight title five times. Also, most of his fights in the UFC ring go until the last round.

On the other hand, Topuria has won most of his fights by knockouts. He will aim to remain undefeated and finish Volkanovski in the first round. A nail-biting contest is ready for the table. Who are you supporting? The champion, Alexander Volkanovski. Or the contender, Ilia Topuria?

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UFC 298: Volkanovski vs. Topuria Head-to-Head

Volkanovski (Champion) Stats Topuria
35 years old Age 27 years old
5 feet 6 inches (168 cm) Height 5 feet 8 inches (173 cm)
145 lbs (65 kg) Weight 145 lbs (66 kg)
711/2 inches (182 cm) Reach 69 inches (175 cm)
26-3-0 MMA Record 14-0-0

The challenger, Topuria, has the height advantage. But the champion, Volkanovski, has the reach advantage.

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