Added a battle between two undefeated featherweight athletes in UFC 270: Movsar Evloev vs. Ilya Topuria.
According to the Instagram page @redfurymma_official and later confirmed by other media outlets, Yevloyev vs. Topuria was agreed at UFC 270 on January 22nd in Anaheim, California. Both men had a hard time getting rated opponents to fight with, so now they will face each other. In the main event of the map, Francis Ngannou will face off against Cyril Gein for the heavyweight title. Brandon Moreno and Daveson Figueiredo will also fight their trilogy for the flyweight title in a co-main event.
Movsar Yevloyev (15-0), last fought at UFC 263, beating Hakim Davda by decision in his fifth fight in the Octagon. The 27-year-old gas player defeated Nick Lenz via split decision, Mike Grundy, Enrique Barzola and Seung Woo Choi via split decision in the UFC. He is currently ranked 13th in featherweight and is the former M-1 Bantamweight Champion.
Ilia Topuria (11-0) scores a brutal KO victory over Ryan Hall at UFC 264.The 24-year-old is ranked 15th in featherweight and 3-0 in the UFC. He made his Fight Island debut in no time in October 2020, defeating Yusef Zalal by decision. In his next fight, he won another vicious knockout over Damon Jackson last December.
UFC 270 with the addition of Movsar Yevloyev vs. Ilya Topuria looks like this:
- UFC Heavyweight Championship fight: Francis Ngannou (v) vs. Cyril Gein
- UFC Flyweight Championship fight: Brandon Moreno (v) vs. Daveson Figueiredo
- Derek Brunson vs. Jared Cannonier
- Movsar Evloev vs. Ilya Topuria
- Greg Hardy vs. Alexi Oleinik
- Wellington Thurman vs. Rodolfo Vieira
- A.J. Dobson vs. Jacob Malkoon
- Poliana Botelho vs. Ji Young Kim
- Said Nurmagomedov vs. Cody Stmann
- Trevin Giles vs. Michael Morales
- Matt Frevola vs. Genaro Valdez
- Tony Gravely vs. Simon Oliveira
- Worley Alves vs. Jack Della Maddalena