Volkanovski vs Topuria on weight for 145-pound title at UFC 298, one fight changed

Alexander Volkanovski defends UFC featherweight title against Ilia Topuria live on PPV from Anaheim, California

UFC 298: Volkanovski vs Topuria airs live on pay-per-view from Honda Center in Anaheim, CA on Saturday, February 17. Following the final pre-fight press conference, a day before the fight show the athletes step on the scales to make it official for their respective bouts.

In the main event, Australian champion Alexander Volkanovski (26-3) defends his featherweight title against Georgian-Spanish contender Ilia Topuria (14-0). Both fighters successful made the required 145 lbs championship limit, and are eligible for the belt.

Alexander Volkanovski weighed-in at 144.5 lbs. Ilia Topuria showed the same. The contest is scheduled for five rounds.

In the co-main event, former middleweight title challenger Paulo Costa (14-2) of Brazil takes on New Zealand-Australian former 185-pound champion Robert Whittaker (24-7). The non-title limit is 186 lbs. Both fighters tipped the scales at 185.5 lbs.

Ahead of the weigh-ins, the promotion informed that the heavyweight bout between Marcos Rogerio de Lima (21-10-1) of Brazil and New Zealand-Australian Justin Tafa (7-3) has been canceled due to injury to the latter. He was replaced by his brother Junior Tafa, who took the fight on one day’s notice.

Marcos Rogerio de Lima came in at 261 lbs. Junior Tafa was 249 lbs.

Get UFC 298: Volkanovski vs Topuria full fight card and weights below.

UFC 298 fight card

Main card

  • Alexander Volkanovski (144.5) vs. Ilia Topuria (144.5) – Volkanovski’s UFC featherweight title
  • Robert Whittaker (185.5) vs. Paulo Costa (185.5)
  • Ian Machado Garry (170.5) vs. Geoff Neal (170.5)
  • Henry Cejudo (135) vs. Merab Dvalishvili (135)
  • Anthony Hernandez (185.5) vs. Roman Kopylov (185)


  • Amanda Lemos (115.5) vs. Mackenzie Dern (116)
  • Rinya Nakamura (135.5) vs. Carlos Vera (135.5)
  • Mingyang Zhang (204.5) vs. Brendson Ribeiro (205.5)
  • Marcos Rogerio de Lima (261) vs. Junior Tafa (249)

Early prelims

  • Danny Barlow (171) vs. Josh Quinlan (169)
  • Oban Elliott (170.5) vs. Val Woodburn (169.5)
  • Andrea Lee (125.5) vs. Miranda Maverick (126)
Parviz Iskenderov
Parviz Iskenderov is a former Muay Thai fighter, sports manager and editor at FIGHTMAG.

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