Soccer icon Sergio Ramos congratulates Ilia Topuria backstage at UFC Jacksonville following dominating win over Josh Emmett

Ilia Topuria headlined the UFC Jacksonville event against Josh Emmett that took place at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville Florida. The Georgian featherweight displayed five rounds of violent striking and picked up a lopsided unanimous decision win over Emmett. 

All three judges scored the contest 50-44, 50-44, and 49-45 in favor of Topuria. With this win, El Matador extended his undefeated record to 14-0 in MMA. The Georgian featherweight impressed everyone and once again proved that he is one of the most dangerous fighters on the feet.

Sergio Ramos interacts with Ilia Topuria after El Matador’s win at UFC Jacksonville

There were a few Spanish footballers in attendance for the UFC Fight Night: Emmett vs Topuria event that took place in Jacksonville Florida. Former Real Madrid captain and superstar Sergio Ramos was one of the players who came to witness the spectacle. The Spanish Centre Back made an appearance to support his favorite fighter Ilia Topuria who headlined the event.

Consequently, El Matador did not disappoint Ramos as he put on a terrific performance and claimed a big unanimous decision win over Josh Emmett. Following this win, Topuria met Sergio Ramos backstage and the latter congratulated the featherweight contender for his win. The two icons also had a healthy discussion and thereafter Sergio Ramos and Ilia clicked pictures together.

As seen in the clip, the footballer was praising the Georgian featherweight as he repeatedly called him ‘Number One’. It is needless to say that Ramos was impressed by El Matador’s skills at UFC Jacksonville. Besides, Ilia Topuria made a big statement with this win and has shown to the world that he is a big threat to the featherweight division.

Is Topuria next in line for a title shot?

Ilia Topuria picked up his sixth consecutive win by defeating Josh Emmett via unanimous decision in the main event of UFC Jacksonville. The Georgian featherweight put on an impressive display of striking skills and offered no chance to his opponent throughout the five rounds. He almost finished the fight in the second round as he dropped Emmett with a beautiful three-piece combination.

Ilia Topuria punches Josh Emmett

It is needless to say that this was a big win for El Matador as Josh Emmett is #5 in the 145-pound division. Moreover, Emmett was supposed to be Ilia’s toughest test. But the Georgian featherweight passed the challenge very easily and in an extremely dominant fashion. With that being said, Ilia Topuria might actually be the one who is the biggest danger to Alexander Volkanovski in the featherweight division.

With this win at UFC Jacksonville, Topuria could be next in line for the title shot. For now, Volk will defend his belt against Yair Rodriguez. But apart from Max Holloway, there isn’t any featherweight who is in contention to challenge the champion. So if Volkanovski decides to not move up to lightweight after defending the title, then El Matador might receive a title shot next.


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