UFC 298 takes place this weekend, with Alexander Volkanovski defending his featherweight title towards Ilia Topuria in the principle occasion.
Volkanovski beat Yair Rodriguez in July for a fifth profitable title defence, however he suffered defeats by Islam Makhachev both aspect of that stoppage victory.
While difficult for the light-weight title, Volkanovski was outpointed by Makhachev in February and knocked out in spherical one in October. Given the brutal nature of that second outcome, when Volkanovski stepped in on late discover, some followers worry for the Australian as he prepares to face Topuria.
The unbeaten Topuria, 27, is eight years youthful than Volkanovski and has 12 finishes from 14 wins. The Georgian, who fights out of Spain, has a well-rounded recreation and seemingly the facility to threaten the champion.
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When is UFC 298?
UFC 298 is because of happen on Saturday 17 February on the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.
The early prelims are set to start at 11pm GMT (4pm PT, 6pm CT, 7pm ET), with the common prelims following at 1am GMT on Sunday 18 February (6pm PT, 8pm CT, 9pm ET on Saturday). The principal card is then on account of begin at 3am GMT on Sunday (8pm PT, 10pm CT, 11pm ET on Saturday).
How can I watch it?
In the UK, UFC 298 will air dwell on TNT Sports, with the broadcaster’s app and web site additionally streaming the fights. In the US, ESPN+ will stream the motion dwell. UFC Fight Pass may also stream the early prelims and common prelims.
If you’re travelling overseas and need to watch the occasion, you would possibly want a VPN to unblock your streaming app. Our VPN round-up is right here to assist and contains offers on VPNs out there. Viewers utilizing a VPN have to guarantee that they adjust to any native rules the place they’re and in addition with the phrases of their service supplier.
Volkanovski – 5/6
Topuria – 20/21
Full card (topic to alter)
Alexander Volkanovski (C) vs Ilia Topuria (featherweight title)
Robert Whittaker vs Paul Costa (middleweight)
Geoff Neal vs Ian Machado Garry (welterweight)
Merab Dvalishvili vs Henry Cejudo (bantamweight)
Anthony Hernandez vs Roman Kopylov (middleweight)
Amanda Lemos vs Mackenzie Dern (girls’s strawweight)
Marcos Rogerio de Lima vs Justin Tafa (heavyweight)
Rinya Nakamura vs Carlos Vera (weight)
AJ Dobson vs Tresean Gore (middleweight)
Zhang Mingyang vs Brendson Ribeiro (light-heavyweight)
Yusaku Kinoshita vs Danny Barlow (welterweight)
Oban Elliot vs Val Woodburn (welterweight)
Andrea Lee vs Miranda Maverick (girls’s flyweight)