Ilia Topuria UFC Featherweight prospect with 10-0 record, Best performance last night by defeating former LFA Featherweight champion Damon Jackson in a first round knock out.
Topuria was very impressive, Even impressed Dana White with his knockout. Not awarded the 50k bonus but will get a solid check.
“So what I’m doing is, obviously those guys win $50,000. Congratulations. But I’m going to take care of (Topuria) and I’m going to take care of Hill, too. So those guys are going to get pretty decent checks,” White said.https://www.bjpenn.com/mma-news/ufc/dana-white-confirms-he-will-cut-extra-bonus-checks-to-jahamal-hill-and-ilia-topuria/
Defeated Youssef Zalal, Factory X prospect in a three round decision win but showed in his second UFC Fight against Damon Jackson that he’ll be a problem for the rest of the Featherweight division for a long time.
“In my first fight, I didn’t have the chance to show the world my full potential because when you take a fight on eight days’ notice, it’s difficult to have a great performance,” said Topuria, being overly critical of a debut effort that saw him earn 29-28 scores across the board to defeat Zalal and halt the Factory X Muay Thai product’s three-fight winning streak inside the Octagon. https://www.ufc.com/news/ilia-topuria-world-know-his-name-vegas-16
First round knockout over Damon Jackson shows he’s a real problem and the Featherweights should pay attention to him.
“I’m the next champion in this weight division, and I think a lot of people know that.”https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/lists/ufc-on-espn-19-ilia-topuria-recaps-brutal-knockout-damon-jackson
2021 is a big year for Ilia Topuria, Watch him rise through the UFC Featherweight division, Defeating some high level prospects and veterans to build your name.
100 % keep an eye on Ilia Topuria for 2021 and 2022, world class fighter to represent Georiga and become a Featherweight champion maybe.