"El Matador"


Fighting style: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Stance: Orthodox
Division: Featherweight
Height: 5' 7"
Reach: 69"
Leg reach: 37.00
Weight: 145 lbs.
Team: Climent Club
Nationality: Halle Westfalen, Germany
Age: 26


Recent win streak: 11
Wins by KO: 3
Wins by submission: 7



Significant Strikes Attempted: 590
Significant Strikes Landed: 274


Takedowns Attempted: 16
Takedowns Landed: 5


Ilia Topuria is a rising star in the world of mixed martial arts. He currently fights for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and competes as a bantamweight. Born on April 10, 1998 in Tbilisi, Georgia, Ilia began his combat sports career at an early age when he first started training judo. Eventually branching out into other forms of martial arts such as kickboxing and boxing, Ilia developed into a well-rounded fighter with exceptional ground control. After competing in numerous regional competitions in Georgia, he decided to make the transition to professional MMA competition when he joined the UFC Fight Night: Reyes vs Prochazka card on October 3rd 2020.

Competing under the moniker “Mr Highlight” due to his flashy style of fighting which often results in spectacular knockouts or submissions, Ilia has rapidly become a fan favourite amongst fans both inside and outside of Russia thanks to his exciting performances inside the octagon. With wins over respected opponents such as Youssef Zalal and Timur Valiev earning him praise from coaches and peers alike for their athleticism and technique displayed across multiple disciplines throughout each fight, it’s no wonder why many consider Topuria one of MMA’s most promising prospects today.

At just 23 years old Ilia boasts an impressive record comprised mostly from notable finishes including 8 knockouts that have earned him two Performance Of The Night awards during his time with UFC so far . Currently holding an 11-1 record overall , with all but 1 win coming by either knockout or submission , it’s clear that not only does this Georgian talent possess great technical ability but also possesses devastating power potential making him thus far both extraordinary & unpredictable force inside The Octagon .

His next challenge awaits this upcoming Saturday night where he faces off against fellow bantamweight prospect Damon Jackson In what is sure to be another entertaining bout between these two very talented competitors who both look set for future title contendership within UFC’s 125lb division . No doubt if Topuria can continue his current trajectory it won’t be long before we see him vying for championship gold!

Fight History

Alexander Volkanovski
Ilia Topuria: Winner
by KO/TKO in Round 2 @ 3:32
Sat. Feb 17, 2024
UFC 298: Volkanovski vs. Topuria
Josh Emmett
Ilia Topuria: Winner
by Unanimous Decision in Round 5
Sat. Jun 24, 2023
UFC Fight Night: Emmett vs. Topuria
Bryce Mitchell
Ilia Topuria: Winner
by Submission in Round 2 @ 3:10
Sat. Dec 10, 2022
UFC 282: Blachowicz vs. Ankalaev
Jai Herbert
Ilia Topuria: Winner
by KO/TKO in Round 2 @ 1:07
Sat. Mar 19, 2022
UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Aspinall
Ryan Hall
Ilia Topuria: Winner
by KO/TKO in Round 1
Sat. Jul 10, 2021
UFC 264: Poirier vs. McGregor 3
Damon Jackson
Ilia Topuria: Winner
by KO/TKO in Round 1
Sat. Dec 05, 2020
UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs. Vettori


Ilia Topuria Record?
Ilia Topuria's record is 14 wins and 0 losses.

Ilia Topuria Next Fight?
As of now, the information about Ilia Topuria's next fight is unknown.

Ilia Topuria Stats?
Ilia Topuria's record in UFC is 14 wins and 0 losses.

Ilia Topuria Vs Josh Emmett?
Ilia Topuria defeated Josh Emmett in a match on June 24, 2023, with scores of 50-42, 50-44, and 49-45.

Ilia Topuria Volkanovski?
Alexander Volkanovski is set to return to the UFC to fight Ilia Topuria.

Ilia Topuria Haircut?

Ilia Topuria Height?
Ilia Topuria's height is 5′ 7″.

Ilia Topuria Ranking?

Ilia Topuria Vs Bryce Mitchell?
Ilia Topuria and Bryce Mitchell faced each other in a free fight at UFC Jacksonville.

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