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UFC 298 — Alexander Volkanovski vs. Ilia Topuria: Fight card, odds, start time, rumors, date, complete guide

A huge featherweight title bout headlines the promotion’s return to Anaheim, California on Saturday

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The second PPV of 2024 is here. UFC 298 lands in Anaheim, California on Saturday night with a loaded fight card sure to delight fans after a slow start to the year. The featherweight title is up for grabs when champion Alexander Volkanovski looks to turn away his latest challenger in Ilia Topuria in the main event. Volkanovski has remarkably held the title for over four years despite a pair of challenges against lightweight champ Islam Makhachev where he came up short.

It’s been a while since Volkanovski faced this much doubt for a featherweight title defense. Volkanovski is a slight betting favorite heading to the Honda Center in Anaheim. It’s a narrow margin considering his status to some as MMA’s greatest featherweight, but he’s facing one of the sport’s fastest-rising stars. Topuria is a featherweight force with 12 stoppages in 14 undefeated fights. Damage is guaranteed even when going the distance. Just ask Josh Emmett, who Topuria scored an unfathomable 50-42 scorecard against to earn his title shot. Volkanovski’s relatively quick turnaround after getting head-kicked by Makhachev in October only compacts concerns.

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Below is the complete fight card for UFC 298 along with the latest odds. Check back all week long for the latest news, features and other content around this massive event.

UFC 298 fight card, odds, results

  • Alexander Volkanovski (c) -130 vs. Ilia Topuria +110, featherweight title
  • Robert Whittaker -250 vs. Paulo Costa +205, middleweights
  • Ian Machado Garry -250 vs. Geoff Neal +205, welterweights
  • Merab Dvalishvili -260 vs. Henry Cejudo +210, bantamweights
  • Anthony Hernandez -240 vs. Roman Kopylov +200, middleweights
  • Amanda Lemos -135 vs. Mackenzie Dern +115, women’s strawweights
  • Marcos Rogerio de Lima vs. Junior Tafa, heavyweights
  • Rinya Nakamura -1400 vs. Carlos Vera +800, bantamweights
  • Zhang Mingyang def. Brendson Ribiero via first-round TKO (punches)
  • Danny Barlow def. Josh Quinlan via third-round TKO (punches)
  • Oban Elliott def. Val Woodburn via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
  • Miranda Maverick def. Andrea Lee via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

UFC 298 info

  • Date: Feb. 17
  • Location: Honda Center — Anaheim, California
  • Start time: 10 p.m. ET (Main card) 
  • How to watch: ESPN+ PPV

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