Alex Volkanovski offers grim prediction for UFC 298 title fight against Ilia Topuria: “He’s going to be embarrassed”

By Fernando Quiles - February 12, 2024

UFC featherweight champion Alex Volkanovski believes Ilia Topuria will have egg on his face once UFC 298 has concluded.

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Volkanovski is set to put his 145-pound gold at stake against Topuria inside the Honda Center in Anaheim, California this Saturday night. The featherweight championship clash will headline UFC 298. If “The Great” can emerge victorious, he’ll have secured his sixth successful UFC featherweight title defense, which would put him one shy of tying Jose Aldo’s 145-pound record.

Volkanovski thinks he’ll do just that, while giving Topuria a learning experience.


Alex Volkanovski Vows To Teach Ilia Topuria A Lesson

Volkanovski took to his YouTube channel to share his prediction for the Ilia Topuria fight this weekend, and he envisions making a huge statement (via

“Prediction is, I teach him a good lesson,” Volkanovski said on his YouTube channel. “He’s going to be embarrassed, he’s going to eat some of his words, and it’s going to be maybe be the start of his journey. He’s young. He is confident. I’ll humble him. He’ll bounce back and start after I give him a good ass beating. Round 2, I think. I think I crumble him in the first.

“I’m not saying it’s going to be an easy fight, but I think just how confident he is, he hasn’t been able to prove that. I prove that every time I step in this gym – I’m pushing myself to the limit. I don’t know if he does. He doesn’t act like it. So I’m going to push him, and I think I crumble him inside one, and I get the finish soon after that.”

Volkanovski has said he feels Topuria has been getting a bit too cocky. “El Matador” has been revving up the trash talk for this fight, already declaring himself a UFC champion and suggesting other featherweights shouldn’t even bother trying to challenge him.

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