Ilia Topuria ready to fight Alex Volkanovski at UFC 293 in Sydney

Ilia Topuria ready to fight Alex Volkanovski at UFC 293 in Sydney

If Alexander Volkanovski successfully unifies the current and interim UFC featherweight titles against Yair Rodriguez and is able to return to the octagon in two months, division number five Iliya Topuria is ready to face the Australian on his soil.

“There are no problems,” the Spanish-Georgian fighter said in an interview with MMAfighting. “If I think I’m the best in the world, I have to beat him in Australia, Las Vegas, Miami, Spain, anywhere. I’ll beat him – the place doesn’t matter”

“If he needs more time, I’m willing to wait. As I said, one of my best skills is patience. I am young, I am 26 years old and I enjoy life. I’m happy with everything I have, so I can wait. I have a goal – to become world champion, and if I have to wait, I’m ready to wait all my life “

Undefeated Ilia Topuria scored his sixth win under the UFC banner over the weekend, defeating Josh Emmett by unanimous decision to move up to number five in the organization’s featherweight rankings.

Recall that the unification fight between Volkanovski and Rodriguez on July 8 will lead the UFC 290 tournament in Las Vegas, and on September 9, the strongest league in the world will return to Australia with the UFC 293 tournament, which will be held in Sydney.