Two of the UFC’s top featherweights will collide at UFC 270 when Movsar Evloev and Ilia Topuria put their unbeaten records on the line.
The 145-pound bout between the two unbeaten fighters is expected to go down at UFC 270 on January 22. As of this writing, the UFC is currently targeting the event to take place inside the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA. Evloev returns to action after besting Hakeem Dawodu in a unanimous decision victory back in June. The reported 145-pound match-up was first reported by @REDFURYMMA on Instagram.
In addition to Evloev and Topuria butting heads at UFC 270, the pay-per-view mega event will host the heavyweight title unification bout between Francis Ngannou and France’s Ciryl Gane. Of course, Gane captured the interim title against Derrick Lewis in Aug. The fight went for three rounds until Gane found the right opening to secure a TKO victory against “The Black Beast”.
Unbeaten Featherweights Collide At UFC 270
Ilia Topuria picked up arguably the biggest win of his career in his last fight. The unbeaten 145-pound fighter was paired with grappling wizard Ryan Hall. Without a doubt, Topuria put the featherweight division on notice after such a dominant showing against Hall. After realizing success on the feet, Topuria closed the show with ground and pound to expand his UFC winning streak to three.
Prior to his recent success, the unbeaten prospect once again demonstrated his power when he finished Damon Jackson in the opening round. With the polished striking skills of Topuria, many are eager to see how the 24-year-old stacks up against a fellow unbeaten prospect in Evloev.
Similar to Topuria, Evloev’s entrance into the UFC has been impressive. After firing off three victories in a row, the featherweight earned the right for a massive step up in competition. With such a spectacular headliner, the UFC 270 card continues adding to the stacked pay-per-view.
With the latest addition of Movsar Evloev vs. Ilia Topuria at UFC 270, here is an up-to-date lineup for the pay-per-view marquee:
- Francis Ngannou vs. Ciryl Gane [C]
- Brandon Moreno vs. Deiveson Figueiredo [C]
- Derek Brunson vs. Jared Cannonier
- Movsar Evloev vs. Ilia Topuria
- Greg Hardy vs. Aleksi Oleinik
- Wellington Turman vs. Rodolfo Vieira
- AJ Dobson vs. Jacob Malkoun
- Poliana Botelho vs. Ji Yeon Kim
- Said Nurmagomedov vs. Cody Stamann
- Trevin Giles vs. Michael Morales
- Matt Frevola vs. Genaro Valdez
- Tony Gravely vs. Saimon Oliveira
- Warlley Alves vs. Jack Della Maddalena