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UFC 298: Topuria dethrones Volkanovski with emphatic KO victory

Reported by ESPN:

We have a new UFC featherweight champion.

Alexander Volkanovski‘s time atop the 145-pound throne is over as Ilia Topuria stunned the champion with a second-round KO to become the new titleholder of the division. Topuria, now on a seven-fight winning streak in the UFC and a 15-0 overall record, brings the first ever UFC title to Spain. Topuria joins an exclusive list as just the fifth ever champion in the division, joining Volkanovski, Max Holloway, Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor.

For Volkanovski, his reign concludes in the division he’s owned for nearly seven years, with his 12-fight winning streak at featherweight coming to an end. Volkanovski, 35, now adds another loss to a discouraging stat for older fighters — as with his loss, fighters aged 35 and over are now 0-15 in UFC title fights at 155 pounds and under.

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Source:ESPN

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