When Is Ilia Topuria’s Next Fight?

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Ilia Topuria celebrates after defeating Bryce Mitchell in a UFC 282 mixed martial arts featherweight bout Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022.
(AP Photo/John Locher)
Anatoly Pimentel @AnatolyPimentel Feb 18, 2024, 7:57 PM
  • Ilia Topuria is one of the fastest-rising stars in the UFC.
  • Topuria holds an undefeated MMA record of 15-0 with 13 finishes.
  • Topuria is coming off a second-round knockout win against Alexander Volkanovski to become the new UFC featherweight champion.

Ilia Topuria is coming off his seventh UFC career win (15th overall) against Alexander Volkanovkski in their UFC featherweight title match during the main event of UFC 298 in February 2024. He knocked out the former champion and eventually secured the second-round stoppage win. Because of this incredible performance, he is now a favorite in online sports betting.

“El Matador” is also one of the few active UFC fighters who are still undefeated in their MMA careers. This exciting fighting style of dominating his opponents both on the feet and on the ground has earned the Georgian thousands of fans. But when will he return to fight again? And who will he defend his title against?

When Is Ilia Topuria’s Next Fight?

After his championship victory, Topuria’s next opponent is yet to be determined, but during his post-fight interview at UFC 298 inside the Octagon, he called out Conor McGregor to face him in Spain in a mega showdown.

Ilia Topuria MMA Record and Statistics

  • MMA record: 15-0
  • Wins by TKO/KO: 5
  • Wins by submission: 8
  • Wins by decision: 2
  • Striking accuracy: 50%
  • Significant strikes landed per minute: 3.22
  • Significant strikes absorbed: 2.75
  • Takedown average per 15 minutes: 2.45
  • Submission average per 15 minutes: 2.45
  • Takedown accuracy: 46%
  • Significant strikes defense: 62%
  • Takedown defense: 93%
  • Knockdown average: 1.23
  • Average fight time: 7:20

Ilia Topuria Notable Wins

Ilia Topuria has won all five of his UFC bouts against Youssef Zalal, Damon Jackson, Ryan Hall, Jai Herbert, Bryce Mitchell, Josh Emmett, and Volkanovski.

Ilia Topuria UFC Earnings

Ilia Topuria’s UFC earnings in his five-fight run so far have reached $313,000, thanks to his two $50,000 bonuses. This figure includes his base salary, win bonuses, and incentives. His biggest single-fight pay came against Bryce Mitchell in December 2022, where he took home $113K.

Ilia Topuria Team and Corner

Ilia Topuria is a proud member of the Climent Club team based in Alicante, Spain, where he is under the tutelage of Agustin and Jorge Climent. He is the lone UFC fighter who competes out of the gym.

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Anatoly Pimentel

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Anatoly Pimentel is an NBA and MMA writer previously featured in ASEAN Sports, Asian Persuasion MMA, and Overtime Heroics MMA. He graduated from Adamson University with a B.A in Communication and is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM.

Anatoly Pimentel is an NBA and MMA writer previously featured in ASEAN Sports, Asian Persuasion MMA, and Overtime Heroics MMA. He graduated from Adamson University with a B.A in Communication and is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM.