UFC Featherweight No. 10 Movsar Evloev hopes his next opponent will be Ilya Topuria, who is one spot ahead of him in the organization’s official rankings.
“My main enemy is Ilia Topuria,” the Russian said in an interview with The Schmo. “His UFC record is 5-0, he is also undefeated, and he is probably the toughest opponent in my division. After I beat him, I can fight for the title.”
“I challenged him several times, turned to the UFC with a request to organize this fight, but no one answered me, so now I just train and wait for the name of the opponent. If they give him someone else, not me, I’m ready to fight anyone. I’ve been on the sidelines for a long time due to injuries and I need a fight. I have already asked to appoint a fight for me in May or June – after Ramadan I am ready to return to business.
Evloev also gave a prediction for the unification fight between Alexander Volkanovski and Yair Rodriguez, which is scheduled for July this year.
“Alex is on another level, just like me. I expect him to win this fight and then I will come for his title. I think we will meet him early next year.”
Last June, 29-year-old Movsar Evloev won his sixth victory in the UFC, winning a unanimous decision against American Dan Ige.