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Ilia Topuria has moved past the idea of fighting Paddy Pimblett: “He’s not worth anything”

Harry Kettle - June 21, 2023

UFC fighter Ilia Topuria has moved past the idea of fighting Paddy Pimblett, believing it’s not worth his time and effort. Dating back to UFC London last year, Ilia Topuria and Paddy Pimblett have had a big problem with one another. In fact, it stretches back even beyond that, to a social media interaction between the two.

Josh Emmett
Josh Emmett

Josh Emmett explains why he believes Ilia Topuria is a "great matchup" for him at UFC Jacksonville

Cole Shelton - June 20, 2023

Josh Emmett thinks Ilia Topuria is a great matchup for him. Emmett is set to headline UFC Jacksonville on Saturday against Topuria in a very intriguing featherweight matchup. Emmett is coming off a stoppage loss to Yair Rodriguez for the interim featherweight title and although it was a tough loss, he is making a quick turnaround to face Topuria.

Aljamain Sterling, Petr Yan, UFC 273
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UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling shares the one opponent he would “like to avoid” at featherweight

Harry Kettle - May 11, 2023

UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling has named the featherweight he would like to avoid if he moves up to 145 pounds. Last weekend, Aljamain Sterling defeated Henry Cejudo to retain the UFC bantamweight championship. In doing so, he set himself up for what should be a blockbuster showdown with Sean O’Malley.

Charles Oliveira, UFC 280
Charles Oliveira

Charles Oliveira vs. Beneil Dariush and Josh Emmett vs. Ilia Topuria moved to upcoming UFC events

Harry Kettle - April 17, 2023

Charles Oliveira vs Beneil Dariush and Josh Emmett vs Ilia Topuria have both been moved to new dates. When you think fireworks in mixed martial arts, these are two bouts that come to mind. At lightweight, Oliveira vs Dariush is one of the most interesting styles match-ups you can make. Down at featherweight, Emmett and Topuria are two of the heaviest hitters you’re going to find.

Brian Ortega
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Brian Ortega responds to Ilia Topuria calling him out: "I'll gladly humble someone if I have to"

Cole Shelton - March 28, 2023

Brian Ortega is open to fighting llia Topuria next time out if needed. Ortega is coming off a loss to Yair Rodriguez back in July in a fight he dislocated his shoulder. Since then, he has been healing his injury and is now getting closer to a return and is open to humbling Topuria who has been vocal in calling him out.

Ilia Topuria
Ilia Topuria

Ilia Topuria shares bold predictions for possible fights with Max Holloway and Conor McGregor: “I’d finish him in the first round and it would be a beating”

Susan Cox - January 31, 2023

UFC featherweight contender Ilia Topuria is sharing bold predictions for possible fights with Max Holloway and Conor McGregor. The undefeated Ilia ‘El Matador’ Topuria (13-0 MMA) last fought and finished Bryce Mitchell (15-1 MMA) with a dominant second round submission in December of last year.


VIDEO | Ilia Topuria reportedly gets into bar fight alongside Spanish singer Omar Montes

Josh Evanoff - January 4, 2023

UFC featherweight contender Ilia Topuria reportedly got into a recent bar fight alongside Omar Montes in Spain. ‘El Matador’ is fresh off his clash with Bryce Mitchell at UFC 282 in December. In the biggest test of his career thus far, the Georgian passed with flying colors. Topuria wound up battering ‘Thug Nasty’ en route to a second-round submission victory.

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Ilia Topuria believes UFC "protecting" Paddy Pimblett from fight against him: "It's one of the biggest fights in the UFC"

Josh Evanoff - December 12, 2022

UFC featherweight contender Ilia Topuria believes Paddy Pimblett is the fight to make. However, he doubts it will happen next. Both men competed on UFC 282’s pay-per-view event last Saturday night. For his part, ‘El Matador’ opened up the main card with a second-round submission win over Bryce Mitchell. In the co-main event, ‘The Baddy’ won a controversial decision against Jared Gordon.

Ilia Topuria
Ilia Topuria

UFC 282 Results: Ilia Topuria submits Bryce Mitchell in Round 2 (Video)

Chris Taylor - December 10, 2022

Tonight’s UFC 282 main event lineup features a featherweight matchup between Bryce Mitchell and Ilia Topuria. Mitchell (15-0 MMA) enters the contest sporting a perfect record of 6-0 inside of the Octagon. ‘Thug Nasty’ is coming off a win over Edson Barboza in his most recent effort at March’s UFC 272 event.

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Bryce Mitchell vs. Ilia Topuria reportedly added to UFC 282 on December 10th

Josh Evanoff - October 24, 2022

Ranked featherweights have been added to UFC 282 in December. Bryce Mitchell has been out of action since his decision to win over Edson Barboza in March. The victory moved the Arkansas native to 16-0 in his professional career. He previously scored wins over names such as Andre Fili, and Charles Rosa.

Edson Barboza, Paul Felder
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Edson Barboza forced out of UFC Vegas 63 fight with Ilia Topuria

Harry Kettle - September 28, 2022

Edson Barboza has been forced out of his scheduled UFC Vegas 63 clash with Ilia Topuria, as per a report from MMA Fighting. Within the context of entertaining fighters in mixed martial arts, there are very few warriors out there who have made as big of an impact as Edson Barboza. The Brazilian sensation has faced some of the best the UFC has had to offer over the years and through it all, he’s picked up some truly incredible wins to go alongside some unbelievably fun bouts.

Paddy Pimblett

Paddy Pimblett and Ilia Topuria reignite their feud on social media: "Stick to being homophobic in your own country"

Jeffrey Walter - June 6, 2022

Paddy Pimblett and Ilia Topuria have reignited their feud, engaging in a heated back and forth on social media. The fighters have a history that spawns back to a physical altercation at March’s UFC event in London. Punches and bottles were thrown at the host hotel prior to weigh-ins, but both men went on to compete and win their respective fights in spectacular fashion that same weekend.

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