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UFC Featherweight Champion Volkanovski Defeats Rodriguez, Faces Topuria Next

UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski defeats Yair Rodriguez and faces Ilia Topuria in his next challenge. Read about the intense battle and the future matchup.

| UFC Featherweight Champion Volkanovski defeats Yair Rodriguez
| Alexander Volkanovski showcases skills and dominates the octagon
| Ilia Topuria emerges as the next challenger

UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski once again proved himself by defeating interim titleholder Yair Rodriguez in the UFC 290 main event on Saturday. But before he could make his way off the arena floor, he came face-to-face with Ilia Topuria, the man who could be his next featherweight challenger.

Fight Recap

In an intense battle at UFC 290, Alexander Volkanovski showcased his skills and dominated the octagon against Yair Rodriguez. With precise striking and exceptional takedown defense, Volkanovski secured a unanimous decision victory, solidifying his position as the UFC featherweight champion.

Here are the fight results:

Fighter Result
Alexander Volkanovski Win (UD)
Yair Rodriguez Loss (UD)

The Next Challenge

As Volkanovski celebrated his impressive win, he was immediately confronted by Ilia Topuria, a rising star in the featherweight division. Topuria expressed his desire to challenge the champion, setting the stage for an exciting future matchup.


Alexander Volkanovski’s victory over Yair Rodriguez at UFC 290 showcased his dominance in the featherweight division. With Ilia Topuria waiting in the wings, fans can anticipate an exhilarating clash between these two talented fighters.