As fists are ready to fly, let's dive into the matchups of UFC 298, breaking down the fighters and their anticipated clashes in the octagon.
UFC Main Event Betting Odds
Here are the BetUS betting odds right now for the main event fights at UFC 298.
- Volkanovski (-120) vs. Topuria (-110)
- Whittaker (-200) vs. Costa (+150)
- Neal (+185) vs. Garry (-225)
- Dvalishvili (-190) vs. Cejudo (+145)
- Hernandez (-175) vs. Kopylov (+150)
UFC 298 Main Event Fights Preview
Alexander Volkanovski (c) vs. Ilia Topuria
Reigning champ Volkanovski, known for his tactical diversity and formidable striking accuracy, faces a hungry contender in Topuria. Boasting an undefeated record, Topuria has risen rapidly through the ranks with his powerful grappling and knockout power. It's the classic striker versus grappler duel, promising a high-stakes chess match where each move could end in a dramatic finish.
Robert Whittaker vs. Paulo Costa
Whittaker comes off a disciplined victory, showcasing his well-rounded skill set, while Costa, a veritable force of nature with his haymakers and iron will, seeks to overpower his foes with sheer strength. Watching Whittaker's surgical precision go toe-to-toe with Costa's brute force will be nothing short of exhilarating.
Geoff Neal vs. Ian Machado Garry
Neal's recent battles have been testament to his toughness and heart. He mixes a compelling blend of power and technique. Neal last fight was almost a year ago, a third-round loss via submission to future title contender Shavkat Rakhmonov. He will be trying to get back in the W column.
Garry, however, carries an air of confidence befitting a rising star, punctuated by deft striking and rapid ascent. The Irishman is coming off a unanimous decision against gritty veteran Neil Magny.
Will Neal's experience prevail, or will Garry's youthful fervor steal the spotlight?
Merab Dvalishvili vs. Henry Cejudo
Dvalishvili, with a streak of action-packed performances, has been nothing short of dominant with relentless wrestling and cardio. Cejudo, an Olympic gold-medalist turned MMA tactician, brings a pedigree that's hard to match. Technique meets tenacity in what could be the wrestling match of the night.
The time away from the sport plays as both a question and a challenge for Henry Cejudo, as ring rust could be a significant factor upon his return---and bettors seem to agree as he is a +145 underdog right now according to BetUS lines.
Anthony Hernandez vs. Roman Kopylov
Hernandez has demonstrated grit in his recent appearances, coupling submission threats with boxing prowess, while Kopylov's striking makes him a constant knockout danger. This fight screams unpredictability and fans can expect fireworks from the opening bell.
These warriors are set to clash in a spectacle where strategy, skill, and spirit will decide the victors. Each fight is a story waiting to unfold - so buckle up for a night of unpredictable, awe-inspiring MMA action where legacies are built and champions are crowned.
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UFC 298 Main Event Fights Results
The results will be posted here live as the fights progress.