UFC 298: Alexander Volkanovski vs. Ilia Topuria fight card, start time, channel guide, betting odds

  • UFC 298 is headlined by Alexander Volkanovski vs. Ilia Topuria
  • The event takes place in Anaheim, CA
  • The full line-up, start time and viewing info provided below

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The UFC heads back out on the road when it takes the Octagon to Anaheim, CA for UFC 298.

The card is headlined by featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski (26-3-0) vs. No. 3 ranked Ilia Topuria (14-0-0). The featherweight GOAT will look to defend his throne a sixth time when he takes on the young buck looking to make history. If Topuria wins, he'll be the first Georgian champion in the UFC.

In the co-main event, former middleweight champion No. 3 ranked Robert Whittaker (25-7-0) takes on No. 6 ranked Paulo Costa (14-2-0) on his journey back to a title shot. Costa hasn't fought since he defeated Luke Rockhold in August 2022 and a win over Whittaker could propel him back into title talk.

Also on the card is Ian Garry, returning to the Octagon for the first time since a personal attack was levied by fans on him, and his wife. Also a pivotal bantamweight scrap takes place between Merab Dvalishvili and former champion Henry Cejudo.

UFC 298 fight card

MAIN CARD | ESPN PPV | 10 p.m ET

  • C - Alexander Volkanovski (26-3-0) vs. No. 3 Ilia Topuria (14-0-0)
  • No. 3 Robert Whittaker (25-7-0) vs. No. 6 Paulo Costa (14-2-0)
  • No. 8 Geoff Neal (15-5-0) vs. No. 10 Ian Garry (13-0-0)
  • No. 2 Merab Dvalishvili (16-4-0) vs. No. 3 Henry Cejudo (16-3-0)
  • No. 14 Anthony Hernandez (11-2-0) vs. Roman Kopylov (12-2-0)

PRELIMS | ESPN | 8 p.m ET

  • No. 3 Amanda Lemos (13-3-1) vs. No. 7 Mackenzie Dern (13-4-0)
  • No. 15 Marcos Rogerio de Lima (21-10-1) vs. Justin Tafa (7-3-0)
  • Rinya Nakamura (8-0-0) vs. Carlos Vera (11-3-0)
  • Zhang Mingyang (16-6-0) vs. Brendson Ribeiro (15-5-0)

EARLY PRELIMS | ESPN | 6:30 p.m

  • Josh Quinlan (6-1-0) vs. Danny Barlow (7-0-0)
  • Oban Elliott (9-2-0) vs. Val Woodburn (7-1-0)
  • No. 15 Andrea Lee (13-8-0) vs. Miranda Maverick (14-5-0)

UFC 298 odds

According to DraftKings, the lines for the main event are pretty close. At press time, Volkanovski is at -118 and Topuria is -102. The co-main event odds are a bit wider with Whittaker being a -225 favorite over Costa at +185.

Odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.

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