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UFC 298 LIVE: Volkanovski vs Topuria fight updates and results tonight

Re-live updates as Alexander Volkanovski defended his featherweight title against Ilia Topuria

Alex Pattle
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Sunday 18 February 2024 11:00
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Ilia Topuria dethroned featherweight great Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 298 on Saturday, knocking the Australian out cold in round two.

Volkanovski’s reign at 145lbs has been a storied one, and the 35-year-old was seeking a sixth straight successful title defence as he fought Topuria in Anaheim.

The champion started well, but Topuria’s knockout threat was a key narrative in the build-up to this main event, and the Georgian-Spaniard delivered on that threat.

Midway through the second round, Topuria, 27, landed a picture-perfect fight hook with Volkanovski against the cage, and the Australian collapsed to the canvas at once. With that, Volkanovski’s four-year title reign came to an end, as the unbeaten Topuria became the first UFC champion to represent Georgia or Spain.

Re-live updates and results from the UFC 298 main card and prelims, below.

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Read our full main-event report from UFC 298, right here:

Ilia Topuria knocks Alexander Volkanovski out cold at UFC 298 to usher in new era

The Georgian-born Spaniard landed a perfect right hook to take the title from the Australian

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Jose Aldo, Conor McGregor, Max Holloway, Alexander Volkanovski, and now...

Ilia Topuria.

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg stunned UFC fans as he appeared in the corner of Alexander Volkanovski as the Australian defended his featherweight title in Anaheim on Saturday night.

Zuckerberg, who trains in martial arts and last year challenged Elon Musk to a cage fight, stood with Volkanovski’s team and wore a Team Volkanovski tracksuit at ringside in Los Angeles.

Zuckerberg was not able to be a good luck charm, however, as Ilia Topuria knocked Volkanovski out cold in round two to claim the title in the main event of UFC 298.

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The Facebook founder cornered Australian great Alexander Volkanovski ahead of the main event of UFC 298

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