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Alexander Volkanovski and Ilia Topuria face off in the main event for UFC 298. Who will win one of the most anticipated fights of the year? Matt McCuen shares his Alexander Volkanovski vs. Ilia Topuria betting pick ahead of the fight.

Alexander Volkanovski vs. Ilia Topuria Prediction, Betting Pick, and Latest Odds for UFC 298

Alexander Volkanovski and Ilia Topuria will clash in the main event on Saturday night.

This is one of the most anticipated fights of the year.


  • Date: February 17, 2024
  • Time: 10:00 p.m. ET
  • Where to Watch: PPV

Alexander Volkanovski vs. Ilia Topuria Prediction

Volk comes into this contest as the betting favorite (125).

The 35-year-old fighter is one of the most respected in the game.

His resume is strong, which makes him the favorite in this matchup.

The Great has lost two of his past three fights.

Before his two losses, Volkanovski won 22 consecutive fights dating back to 2013.

He was defeated in his last fight against Islam Makhachev on October 21st.

He has won 13 fights in his career via knockout.

Topuria begins this fight with a 14-0 record.

El Matador, as he is nicknamed, has been unbeatable since 2015.

Topuria is coming off one of the biggest wins of his career against Josh Emmett.

The 27-year-old has won 12 of his 14 fights via knockout or submission.

He will attempt to stay unbeaten and pull off the upset tonight.

Alexander Volkanovski vs. Ilia Topuria Betting Pick

First of all, this should be an outstanding fight between two of the best in the game.

Volk holds an advantage in this fight due to his experience and ability to stretch the fight.

As great as Topuria has been, he has only gone five rounds once in his career.

The longer that this fight lasts, the more advantage that Volkanovski has.

Pick: Volkanovski ML -125 Click here to see which sportsbook has the best odds


Article Author


Matt McCuen is a native of Delco, PA. He has been working in the sports gambling industry and creating content for the last few years. He is an expert in numerous different sports, including the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and collegiate sports. You can follow Matt on Twitter at @DeadPresPicks.


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