The current no.2 pound-for-pound fighter Alexander volkanovski’s next opponent is revealed. The “Great’ is one of he most dominant champion in the current UFC roster and has racked up 5 title defenses.
The current UFC featherweight champion defeated Yair Rodriguez in his last outing and there was only one opponent left that Volk hasn’t already defeated.
Alexander Volkanovski vs Ilia Topuria reportedly happening at UFC 297
The featherweight champion is set to have another title defense against the the dominant prospect Ilia Topuria. The fight is set to take place on the 20th of January 2024. The intriguing matchup will be for the featherweight world championship.
The fight is set to take place as The UFC 297 main event for 5 rounds. Ilia Topuria is coming off a dominant decision victory over Josh Emmett on UFC on ABC 5. A lot of fans believe that Ilia has got what it takes to dethrone the reigning featherweight champion.
Topuria is currently ranked number 5 on the UFC featherweight division. He has got wins over 2 fighters against the top 15 featherweight fighters. The people ranked above him have already lost to the camp or Max Holloway. The Great will be returning to the octagon after a 6 month layoff, on the other hand the challenger is coming off a 7 month layoff.
Henry Cejudo picks his favorite for Volkanovski fight
Henry Cejudo back Ilia Topuria to not only beat but dominate Volkanovski due to The featherweight champ’s fighting style. Triple C believes that Volkanovski ‘plays with fire’ and that could cost him the fight and the belt against a dangerous and solid fighter such as Ilia Topuria. With Toporia coming off a dominant victory over Josh Emmett, Triple C believes that he has a good chance of beating Volkanovski.
Henry on his youtube channel claimed that the featherweight title bout is going to happen in january. Henry broke down the fight and believed that Ilia had more of a chance that people are giving him.
Do you agree with Triple C’s opinion on the massive fight between Alexander “the great” Volkanovski and Ilia Toporia.