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Ilia Topuria promises first round KO of Alexander Volkanovski in UFC 298 title fight: ‘I’m going to put his lights out’

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Ilia topuria, who is undefeated and has never lost a fight in his career, is very confident about his ability to win the biggest match of his career.

Although Alexander Volkanovski has never lost at 145lbs, Topuria believes he’ll be able to end the fight early with a first-round knockout. Volkanovski is coming off of a vicious knockout loss at the hands (or foot, to be exact) of the UFC’s lightweight champion: Islam Makhachev.

Volkanovski has battled the featherweight division’s best and brightest and has been tested against some of the greatest fighters to ever grace the weight class. Topuria, however, is not a stranger to high-level competition. He has won over fighters such as Bryce Mitchell and Josh Emmett.

Ilia Topuria describes victory over Alexander Volkanovski and claims that his time is past

“I see myself finishing him in the first round – knockout,” Topuria told UFC Español (H/T MMA Junkie). “It’s most likely going to be a knockout unless he dives for my legs. I’m going to put his lights out.”

“I’m part of the new generation of MMA,” Topuria continued. “I bring an evolved style in all areas of the sport: on the feet, in the wrestling, in the grappling. I consider myself to be a much more…



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