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Ilia Topuria knocks out Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 298

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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The new generation of the UFC featherweight division is here, in the form of a multicultural, multilingual European who has roots in Georgia, Spain and Germany.

The undefeated Ilia Topuria knocked out Alexander Volkanovski, arguably the best featherweight in MMA history, with a lethal combination in the second round to become the UFC featherweight champion in the main event of UFC 298 on Saturday night here at Honda Center. The time of the finish was 3 minutes, 32 seconds.

"Guess what? The only person that has your back in this life is yourself," Topuria said in his postfight interview.