Ilia Topuria continued his rise up the featherweight ranks on Saturday when he defeated Josh Emmett in the UFC on ABC 5 headliner.
Topuria (14-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) thrived against what was considered to be his toughest test to date with a lopsided unanimous decision win over Emmett (18-4 MMA, 9-4 UFC) at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla.
With an undefeated record and an ideal start to his UFC tenure, where does the win put Topuria going forward at 145 pounds? He said he’s next for the title shot, but should that be the case?
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