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UFC Jacksonville live blog: Josh Emmett vs. Ilia Topuria

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Featherweight clash

Welcome to the live blog for the featherweight main event between Josh Emmett and Ilia Topuria at UFC Jacksonville. This exciting matchup will take place on Saturday at the APEX.

Josh Emmett, currently ranked No. 7 in the MMA Hook Global Rankings for featherweight, is determined to regain his shot at the title. Although he fell short in his attempt to become the interim UFC champion against Yair Rodriguez in February, the 38-year-old veteran from Team Alpha Male had an impressive winning streak of five fights prior to his submission loss to Rodriguez. With a solid overall UFC record of 9-3, Emmett aims to reestablish himself as a top contender by defeating one of the most promising rising stars in the 145-pound division.

Ilia Topuria, currently ranked No. 8 in the world by MMA Hook, is an exciting 26-year-old prospect of Georgian and Spanish descent. Topuria has been exceptional in his UFC career, boasting a flawless 5-0 record with four consecutive stoppage victories. His most notable performance came in December when he secured a second-round submission win over Bryce Mitchell. Now, “El Matador” is eager to solidify his place in the title picture by taking down one of the established names in the competitive 145-pound weight class.

Stay tuned as we provide live updates and coverage of the UFC Vegas 75 main event.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Featherweight clash

Q: Who is participating in the featherweight main event at UFC Jacksonville?

A: The featherweight main event at UFC Jacksonville features Josh Emmett and Ilia Topuria.

Q: What is Josh Emmett’s current ranking and recent performance?

A: Josh Emmett is currently ranked No. 7 in the MMA Hook Global Rankings for featherweight. He fell short in his bid to become the interim UFC champion against Yair Rodriguez in February.

Q: How has Ilia Topuria performed in his UFC career?

A: Ilia Topuria has been sensational in his UFC career, boasting a perfect 5-0 record with four consecutive stoppage victories. His most recent win was a second-round submission of Bryce Mitchell.

Q: Can Josh Emmett regain his contender status by defeating Ilia Topuria?

A: Yes, Josh Emmett aims to climb back into contention by knocking off Ilia Topuria, one of the most intriguing up-and-coming talents at 145 pounds.

Q: Where is the live blog for this event available?

A: The live blog for the UFC Jacksonville main event can be found below or on the respective platform hosting it.

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