UFC 298: Volkanovski vs. Topuria: Fight Card, Betting Odds, Start Time

UFC 298 Volkanovski vs. Topuria

All the fights for UFC 298: Alexander Volkanovski vs. Ilia Topuria card on Saturday 17th February 2024. With betting odds, start time, date, fight card, and information on how to watch.

  • Event: UFC 298: “Volkanovski vs. Topuria”
  • Date: Sat, 17th Feb, 2024
  • Location: Honda Center, Anaheim, California, U.S.
  • Broadcast: ESPN+ PPV, ESPN+ (6 p.m. ET Prelims | 10 p.m. ET Main Card)
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UFC 298: Volkanovski vs. Topuria Full fight card

Main Card

  • Alexander Volkanovski vs. Ilia Topuria: Featherweight Title Fight
  • Robert Whittaker vs. Paulo Costa: Middleweight
  • Geoff Neal vs. Ian Garry: Welterweight
  • Merab Dvalishvili vs. Henry Cejudo: Bantamweight
  • Anthony Hernandez vs. Ikram Aliskerov: Middleweight

Prelims

  • Marcos Rogerio de Lima vs. Justin Tafa: Heavyweight
  • Rinya Nakamura vs. TBA: Bantamweight
  • Amanda Lemos vs. Mackenzie Dern: Women’s Strawweight
  • Zhang Mingyang vs. Brendson Ribeiro: Light Heavyweight

Early Prelims

  • Andrea Lee vs. Miranda Maverick: Women’s Flyweight
  • Oban Elliott vs. Val Woodburn: Middleweight
  • Josh Quinlan vs. Danny Barlow: Welterweight

*Fight card, bout order, and number of fights are subject to change

Alexander Volkanovski vs. Ilia Topuria targeted for UFC 298 in February title fight
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Start date and time

UFC 298: Alexander Volkanovski vs. Ilia Topuria takes place on Saturday, February 17th, at the Honda Center, Anaheim, California, United States. The main card will start at 10 p.m. ET. The event starts with the early preliminary card that will begin at 6 p.m. ET, with the regular prelims starting at 8 p.m. ET. In the UK, the main event starts at 3 a.m. GMT with the Prelims starting at 11 p.m. GMT.

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Betting Odds

Forced with returning to the winner’s enclosure following the first knockout loss of his gold laden mixed martial arts career, undisputed featherweight champion, Alexander Volkanovski is widely closing as a betting favorite – albeit narrow to beat the undefeated Georgian onslaught of Ilia Topuria in UFC 297’s headlining clash.

Volkanovski, the current undisputed featherweight champion and prior pound-for-pound number one ranked fighter, will make his first Octagon walk at UFC 298 in Anaheim since he dropped a hellacious rematch loss to two-fight rival, Islam Makhachev back in October.

Failing in his second bid to become undisputed lightweight champion, Volkanovski took a short-notice re-run with the Russian atop UFC 294 late last year, and following a close encounter back in February of last year, the New South Wales native was dispatched in brutal fashion – courtesy of a devastating first round high-kick and strikes KO.

As for Topuria, the surging 14-0 ranked featherweight contender earned the most high-profile victory of his fleeting Octagon tenure to date last June, turning in a dominant unanimous decision win over Josh Emmett in what was largely described as a certain ‘banana-peel’ fight for the upstart.

And given Topuria’s roughshod run through featherweight counterparts, paired with Volkanovski’s brutal knockout loss to Makhachev, the undisputed gold holder is available only as short as a -148 betting favorite to beat Topuria at UFC 298 – with the challenger earning +124 underdog odds. 

With a slew of high-profile fights stacked on the UFC 298 card in the promotion’s first venture to California this year, fans of former champion, Robert Whittaker will get to see him back in action as the Auckland native prepares for a high-stakes showdown with Brazilian contender, Paulo Costa on the flagship event’s main card. 

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In his most recent featherweight divisional walk prior to his knockout defeat to Makhachev, Volkanovski dispatched incoming UFC Mexico City feature, former interim champion, Yair Rodríguez in the pair’s title unification bout atop UFC 290 back in July of last year during International Fight Week.

Boasting an unbeaten record at the featherweight limit throughout his storied mixed martial arts career, Volkanovski has held the undisputed crown since he snatched it from three-time foe, Max Holloway at the end of 2019 – and has since racked up five separate successful title defenses at 145 pounds. 

And while it appears money on Volkanovski would play to be the safe bet ahead of uncertain footing against the unbeaten starlet, Topuria, bettors and punters are clearing taking into severe account the quickfire turnaround for the Joe Lopez trainee – particularly after such a heavy knockout loss.

To find a range as close to the current for Volkanovski’s title fight with Georgian force, Topuria, you must go back to the Australian’s trilogy fight with the above-mentioned striking ace, Holloway – whom he opened as a narrow -146 betting favorite over, before going on to turn in one of the best striking displays in recent Octagon memory – en route to his third victory over the Hawaiian former gold holder. 

Tickets

If you are lucky enough to be in or near California and would like to be there on the 17th of February to watch UFC 298, Alexander Volkanovski vs. Ilia Topuria fight live, you can purchase tickets here. Premium Club Level Seats are available here.

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Tickets are available at many different prices. At the time of writing the current ticket prices are starting at the lowest of $325.00 in Sec 422 Row S and the highest price being $3305.00 in Sec 102, Row 3.

Alexander Volkanovski vows to humble Ilia Topuria at UFC 298 he needs to be embarrassed

UFC 298 Promo Trailer

PPV price and Live streams

UFC 298: Alexander Volkanovski vs. Ilia Topuria is Live on ESPN+ PPV but is not available to purchase right now. You will be able to purchase the PPV here in the not-so-distant future. The prelims will be available to watch on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes. Alternatively, you will be able to purchase from UFC.com here. The PPV will cost $79.99.

In The UK, UFC 298 will be available on TNT Sports Box Office with the prelims on regular TNT Sports for current subscribers as well as on UFC Fight Pass. You can sign up for TNT Sports Box Office here.

What is Next after UFC 298: Alexander Volkanovski vs. Ilia Topuria?

The next UFC event that follows UFC 298: Alexander Volkanovski vs. Ilia Topuria is UFC Fight Night: Moreno vs. Albazi on Saturday 24th February and is live from the Mexico City Arena, Mexico City, Mexico. Headlining the card is Brandon Moreno vs. Amir Albazi in a Flyweight clash while Brian Ortega vs. Yair Rodriguez clash in the Featherweight Co-main event.