Josh Emmett News
Bryce Mitchell steps in on short notice to fight Josh Emmett at UFC 296
Harry Kettle - December 7, 2023
WATCH | Giga Chikadze shares exact moment he tore his groin which forced him out of UFC 296 fight against Josh Emmett
Cole Shelton - December 4, 2023
Josh Emmett announces plans to move to lightweight for retirement fight
Josh Evanoff - July 21, 2023
Josh Emmett and Ilia Topuria among seven fighters to be medically suspended indefinitely after UFC Jacksonville
Cole Shelton - June 27, 2023
Daniel Cormier heaps praise on undefeated UFC featherweight contender Ilia Topuria: “He is the evolution of mixed martial arts”
Harry Kettle - June 27, 2023
UFC commentator Daniel Cormier has praised Ilia Topuria as a breakout star at featherweight following his win over the weekend. Last Saturday night, Ilia Topuria made a real statement. He battered and bruised Josh Emmett, coming away with the biggest win of his career so far. It proved he can go five rounds, it proved he can mix things up, and it proved he’s a genuine contender at 145 pounds.
What's next for Ilia Topuria and Josh Emmett after UFC Jacksonville?
Cole Shelton - June 26, 2023
In the main event of UFC Jacksonville, top-10 featherweights threw down as Ilia Topuria took on Josh Emmett. Topuria entered his first UFC main event coming off a one-sided submission win over Bryce Mitchell back in December. He also entered the scrap being a perfect 13-0 in MMA and 5-0 in the UFC. Emmett, meanwhile, was coming off a submission loss to Yair Rodriguez for the interim featherweight title back in February.
Pros react after Ilia Topuria defeats Josh Emmett at UFC Jacksonville
Chris Taylor - June 24, 2023
Tonight’s UFC Jacksonville main featured a key featherweight contest between perennial contenders Ilia Topuria and Josh Emmett. Emmett (18-4 MMA) had entered the contest looking to rebound, this after suffering a submission loss to Yair Rodriguez in a bout for the promotion‘s interim featherweight title back in February. Prior to that defeat, the 38-year-old American had put together a five-fight win streak, which included knockouts victories over Michael Johnson and Mirsad Bektic.
UFC Jacksonville Results: Ilia Topuria defeats Josh Emmett (Highlights)
Chris Taylor - June 24, 2023
We have you covered for all of today’s UFC Jacksonville results, including the featherweight main event between Ilia Topuria and Josh Emmett. Emmett (18-3 MMA) will enter the contest looking to rebound, this after suffering a submission loss to Yair Rodriguez in a bout for the promotion‘s interim featherweight title back in February. Prior to that setback, the 38-year-old American had put together a five-fight win streak, which included knockouts victories over Michael Johnson and Mirsad Bektic.
Pro fighters make their picks for Josh Emmett vs. Ilia Topuria
Cole Shelton - June 22, 2023
In the main event of UFC Jacksonville, a battle of ranked featherweights go down as Josh Emmett takes on Ilia Topuria. Heading into the fight, Emmett is a +280 underdog while the Georgian is a -390 favorite on FanDuel. Ahead of the fight, BJPENN.com reached out to several pro fighters to get their prediction for the scrap. The pros lean towards Topuria getting the job done as they believe the Georgian is the real deal.
UFC Jacksonville: ‘Emmett vs. Topuria’ Fight Card and Start Times
Fernando Quiles - June 22, 2023
This weekend’s UFC Jacksonville card featuring Josh Emmett vs. Ilia Topuria is set. On Saturday (June 24), the UFC returns to the ABC network for a Fight Night card. The action will emanate from the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. In the main event, Josh Emmett and Ilia Topuria will collide. This is a pivotal featherweight clash, as the winner could be one step closer to UFC gold.
Josh Emmett explains why he believes Ilia Topuria is a "great matchup" for him at UFC Jacksonville
Cole Shelton - June 20, 2023
Josh Emmett thinks Ilia Topuria is a great matchup for him. Emmett is set to headline UFC Jacksonville on Saturday against Topuria in a very intriguing featherweight matchup. Emmett is coming off a stoppage loss to Yair Rodriguez for the interim featherweight title and although it was a tough loss, he is making a quick turnaround to face Topuria.
Charles Oliveira vs. Beneil Dariush and Josh Emmett vs. Ilia Topuria moved to upcoming UFC events
Harry Kettle - April 17, 2023
Charles Oliveira vs Beneil Dariush and Josh Emmett vs Ilia Topuria have both been moved to new dates. When you think fireworks in mixed martial arts, these are two bouts that come to mind. At lightweight, Oliveira vs Dariush is one of the most interesting styles match-ups you can make. Down at featherweight, Emmett and Topuria are two of the heaviest hitters you’re going to find.
Josh Emmett vs. Ilia Topuria set to headline UFC Fight Night card in June
Cole Shelton - March 29, 2023
Yair Rodriguez admits Josh Emmett knocked him out in round one sequence: "I went into automatic mode, I don’t remember much after that"
Josh Evanoff - February 14, 2023
UFC interim featherweight champion Yair Rodriguez had to go through a lot to win the gold. ‘El Pantera’ returned to the octagon over the weekend in the co-main event of UFC 284. Standing opposite the Mexican star was Josh Emmett, who was riding a five-fight winning streak. During that stretch, ‘The Fighting Falmer’ defeated names such as Calvin Kattar and Dan Ige.
What's next for the stars of UFC 284?
Cole Shelton - February 13, 2023
The UFC headed down under to Perth, Western Australia for UFC 284 which saw the lightweight title and the interim featherweight title up for grabs. In the main event of UFC 284, Islam Makhachev was looking to defend his lightweight title for the first time against featherweight champ, Alexander Volkanovski. The co-main event saw Yair Rodriguez battle Josh Emmett for the interim featherweight title.
Pros react after Yair Rodriguez defeats Josh Emmett at UFC 284
Chris Taylor - February 11, 2023
Tonight’s UFC 284 event was co-headlined by an interim featherweight title fight featuring Yair Rodriguez taking on Josh Emmett. Rodriguez (15-3 MMA) was returning to action for the first time since defeating Brian Ortega via TKO in July of 2022. ‘El Pantera’ had gone 3-1 over his past four previous fights, with his lone loss in that time coming against former 145lbs title holder Max Holloway.
UFC 284 Results: Yair Rodriguez stops Josh Emmett in Round 2 (Video)
Chris Taylor - February 11, 2023
Tonight’s UFC 284 event is co-headlined by an interim featherweight title fight featuring Yair Rodriguez taking on Josh Emmett. Rodriguez (14-3 MMA) will be returning to action for the first time since defeating Brian Ortega via TKO in July of 2022. ‘El Pantera’ has gone 3-1 over his past four fights, with his lone loss in that time coming against former 145lbs title holder Max Holloway.
Chael Sonnen explains how Josh Emmett and Yair Rodriguez “botched” their championship fight at UFC 284
Harry Kettle - February 10, 2023
Josh Emmett explains why he views upcoming title fight with Yair Rodriguez as a number one contenders bout: “There’s only one featherweight champion”
Susan Cox - February 9, 2023
Josh Emmett is explaining why he views the upcoming title fight with Yair Rodriguez as a number one contenders bout. It will be UFC 284 this coming weekend, Saturday February 11th at the RAC Arena in Perth, Australia.
UFC 284 | Pro fighters make their picks for Yair Rodriguez vs. Josh Emmett interim title fight
Cole Shelton - February 9, 2023
In the co-main event of UFC 284, Yair Rodriguez is set to take on Josh Emmett for the interim featherweight title. Heading into the fight, Rodriguez is a -196 favorite while the American is a +152 underdog on FanDuel. Ahead of the fight, BJPENN.com reached out to several pro fighters to get their predictions for the scrap. The pros lean towards Rodriguez getting it done, likely by decision to become the interim featherweight champ.
Josh Emmett hits back at fans critical of his upcoming title opportunity at UFC 284: “It’s just because they cannot do it”
Harry Kettle - February 9, 2023
Josh Emmett has hit back at fans for criticising his interim title fight against Yair Rodriguez at UFC 284 this weekend. In the co-main event of the evening, Josh Emmett and Yair Rodriguez will battle it out over the UFC interim featherweight championship. In doing so, they will set up the next challenger for Alexander Volkanovski.
Yair Rodriguez promises to KO Josh Emmett to win the interim featherweight title at UFC 284: "I have better tools"
Cole Shelton - February 7, 2023
Yair Rodriguez is confident he will become the interim featherweight champion on Saturday at UFC 284. Rodriguez is set to take on Emmett in the co-main event of UFC 284 in Australia in a very fan-friendly fight. Both men are primarily strikers, but Rodriguez believes he has the advantage on the feet and expects that will lead to a knockout.
Alex Volkanovski reacts after the UFC announces interim featherweight title for UFC 284
Harry Kettle - November 16, 2022
Josh Emmett thrilled about interim title fight with Yair Rodriguez, but focus still on Alexander Volkanovski: "That's the champion"
Josh Evanoff - November 15, 2022
UFC featherweight contender Josh Emmett still has his eyes on Alexander Volkanovski. ‘The Fighting Falmer’ has been out of action since his clash with Calvin Kattar in June. After 25 minutes of back-and-forth action, Emmett earned the win by split decision. The decision was a controversial one but moved the featherweight’s win streak to five.
Alexander Volkanovski signs off on Yair Rodriguez vs. Josh Emmett interim title fight: "I don't mind the idea"
Josh Evanoff - July 18, 2022
UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski is fine with an interim title. ‘The Great’ was last in action against Max Holloway at UFC 276 earlier this month. In the highly-anticipated trilogy fight, Volkanovski dominated ‘Blessed’. The 33-year-old went on to win a lopsided unanimous decision after five rounds.