Pros react after Ilia Topuria KO’s Alex Volkanovski at UFC 298

By Chris Taylor - February 17, 2024

Tonight’s UFC 298 event was headlined by a men’s featherweight title fight between Alex Volkanovski and Ilia Topuria.

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Volkanovski (26-4 MMA) had entered the contest looking to rebound, this after suffering a nasty knockout loss to Islam Makhachev in a short notice fight for the promotion‘s lightweight title at UFC 294 last October. ‘The Great’ entered tonight’s event having never lost at featherweight and was looking to defend his 145lbs title for the sixth time when took to the Octagon this evening.

Meanwhile, Ilia Topuria (15-0 MMA) entered tonight’s headliner sporting a perfect professional record in MMA. ‘El Matador’ had gone 6-0 inside the UFC prior to tonight’s affair, with four of those six wins coming by way of stoppage. In his most previous effort this past June in Jacksonville, Topuria had scored a unanimous decision win over Josh Emmett.

Tonight’s UFC 298 main event resulted in another sensational knockout victory for Ilia Topuria. After likely being outpointed in the opening round, ‘El Matador’ came out of the gate strong in the second frame and ultimately was able to put Alex Volkanovski away with a huge combination. The title-earning victory improved Topuria’s professional record to a perfect 15-0.

Official UFC 298 Results: Ilia Topuria def. Alex Volkanovski via KO in Round 2

Check out how the pros reacted to ‘Volkanovski vs. Topuria’ below:

Post-fight reactions to Ilia Topuria defeating Alex Volkanovski at UFC 298:

Who would you like to see Ilia Topuria fight next following his KO victory over Alex Volkanovski this evening in California?

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