Volkanovski’s Vow for Redemption After UFC 298 Upset

Volkanovski: 'I'm going to get that belt back

In a stunning turn of events at UFC 298 in Anaheim, California, former featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski faced a decisive defeat against Ilia Topuria. The eagerly awaited main event saw the 35-year-old Australian pitted against the rising star Topuria, marking a pivotal moment in both fighters’ careers. The fight commenced with a closely contested first round, but it was Topuria who seized the moment, delivering a knockout blow to Volkanovski in the second round. This victory extended Topuria’s impressive winning streak to seven within the UFC, solidifying his position in the featherweight division.

Volkanovski, known for his resilience and strategic prowess inside the octagon, swiftly addressed his fans post-fight. In a heartfelt message on his YouTube channel, he expressed a fervent desire for a rematch against the new champion. “Next time, it’s going to look different,” Volkanovski assured, hinting at a potential bout in Spain later in the year, a location seemingly favored by both Dana White and Topuria.

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While the loss was a setback, Volkanovski’s determination remains unshaken. He plans to take a short break to recover and spend time with his family before embarking on his journey back to the top. “I’m going to get that belt back, mark my words,” he declared, signaling his unwavering commitment to reclaiming his title.


The MMA community is abuzz with speculation about future matchups, particularly the prospect of Max Holloway facing Topuria. However, Holloway is currently scheduled to fight Justin Gaethje for the BMF title at UFC 300, following a dominant win over The Korean Zombie and a unanimous decision victory against Arnold Allen.

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  • Match Winner: Brandon Royval – 1.95
  • Match Winner: Yair Rodríguez – 1.58
  • Match Winner: Brian Ortega – 2.38
  • Match Winner: Yazmin Jauregui – 1.21
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