Ilia Topuria and Josh Emmett are set to square off in a UFC Fight Night main event tonight, as each featherweight looks to make a statement at the other’s expense.
Josh Emmett and Ilia Topuria are featherweights with power that transcend their weight class. Chins will be tested as Emmett and Topuria work their way up the featherweight ladder. Their tilt headlines UFC Fight Night at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville on Saturday.
The UFC is treating North American fans to an early card placed in its favorite Floridian locale of Jacksonville, Florida. The Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena be the venue for 13 fights including several of ranked significance in a show that is better than your average Fight Night.
Emmett is coming off his first loss since 2018, coming up short against Yair Rodriguez for the interim featherweight title just over four months ago. The 38-year-old is looking to get back on track in a hurry, looking to be the first to hang an “O” on the undefeated brickhouse that is Topuria.
Get ready for a thrilling UFC event tonight as the action makes a comeback at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville. The main event will see featherweights Josh Emmett and Ilia Topuria battle it out.
In the main event, Josh Emmett looks to hand Ilia Topuria his first career loss in a featherweight contest.
Amanda Ribas, who has won three of her past five fights, squares off against Maycee Barber, who has won four straight fights, in a flyweight contest in the co-main event.
Emmett (18-3) had his five-fight win-streak snapped by interim UFC featherweight champion Yair Rodriguez by way of second-round submission in February. Prior to that loss, he soared up the featherweight rankings, with wins over Calvin Kattar and Dan Ige. Now, the 38-year-old gets an opportunity to redeem his loss and keep the momentum going.
David Onama vs. Gabriel Santos, featherweight; Austen Lane vs. Justin Tafa, heavyweight; Amanda Ribas vs. Maycee Barber, flyweight; Josh Emmett vs. Ilia Topuria, featherweight. From VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla.