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Alexander Volkanovski looks to hold onto the UFC featherweight title by any means necessary. He defends his title against Ilia Topuria on February 17. In California, the fight airs on ESPN+ PPV in the U.S.

Volkanovski has held the UFC featherweight title since 2019. The Aussie only has two losses in the octagon, and that was for fighting for lightweight gold. He successfully defended the featherweight title five times, each time dismantling the competition. He attributes his dominance to his competitive drive and overall skills. 

“I think I’m hungrier than these guys trying to chase that belt, and I’ve always been that way,” Volkanovski told the UFC. “I’m more dedicated to the sport, more passionate, more calculated. I think all this counts, especially when you’re defending your belt, so this is why I feel like I can defend it for so long: because I’m more passionate than ever.”

Born in Germany, Topuria turned pro in 2015. Joining the UFC in 2020, he is 6-0 for the promotion. In his last contest in June, “El Matador” beat Josh Emmett via unanimous decision.

WATCH: UFC 298: Alexander Volkanovski vs. Ilia Topuria, exclusively on ESPN+

Do you want to buy UFC 298? Here’s all you need to know to watch the event, including the price.

How much is UFC 298? Price, cost to watch Volkanovski vs. Topuria

In the U.S., the UFC 298 main card is available via pay-per-view on ESPN+, which also requires a subscription. The PPV price for UFC 298 is $79.99 for current subscribers. New subscribers can pay a bundle price of $134.98 for the UFC 298 pay-per-view and an ESPN+ annual subscription, which offers savings of more than 30 percent. Click here to learn about the different pricing and bundling options with the ESPN+ platform.

In the UK, the main card is on TNT Sports Box Office and will cost £19.99.

Product Prices
ESPN+ Monthly Subscription $10.99/mo
ESPN+ Annual Subscription $109.99/yr
The Disney Bundle w/Hulu Ad-Supported $14.99/mo
The Disney Bundle w/Hulu No-Ads $24.99/mo
UFC PPV Standalone $79.99 each
UFC PPV Package (UFC PPV & ESPN+ Annual) $134.98, then $109.99/year
UFC PPV & The Disney Bundle

$79.99, then $14.99/mo

How to watch UFC 298: Alexander Volkanovski vs. Ilia Topuria

Country Date Channel + Live Stream (main card)
United States Saturday, February 17 ESPN+, ESPN PPV
Canada Saturday, February 17 BELL, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel,  Videotron, Telus, Eastlink, UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass
United Kingdom Sunday, February 18 TNT Sports, TNT Sports Box Office
Australia Sunday, February 18 Main Event, Kayo Sports, Fetch TV, UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass

What time is UFC 298: Alexander Volkanovski vs. Ilia Topuria

The early prelims start at 6 p.m. ET, with the prelims at 8 p.m. ET. The main card is at 10 p.m. ET. Volkanovski and Topuria should make their way to the octagon around 12:15 a.m. ET, depending on how long the undercard fights last.

Region Date Early Prelims Start Time Prelims Start Time Main Card Start Time Main Event Ring Walks (approx.)
USA and Canada (ET) Saturday, February 17 6 p.m. ET 8 p.m. ET 10 p.m. ET 12:15 a.m. ET
USA and Canada (PT) Saturday, February 17 3 p.m. PT 5 p.m. PT 7 p.m. PT 9:15 p.m. PT 
UK and Ireland Sunday, February 18 11 p.m. GMT 1 a.m. GMT 3 a.m. GMT 5:15 a.m. GMT
Australia Sunday, February 18 10 a.m. AEDT 12 p.m. AEDT 2 p.m. AEDT 4:15 p.m. AEDT

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UFC 298: Alexander Volkanovski vs. Ilia Topuria full fight card

Main card

  • Alexander Volkanovski (c) vs. Ilia Topuria for the UFC featherweight title
  • Rob Whittaker vs. Paulo Costa; Middleweights
  • Geoff Neal vs. Ian Machado Garry; Welterweights
  • Merab Dvalishvili vs. Henry Cejudo; Bantamweights
  • Anthony Hernandez vs. Roman Kopylov; Middleweights


  • Mackenzie Dern vs. Amanda Lemos; Strawweights
  • Marcos Rogerio de Lima vs. Junior Tafa; Heavyweights
  • Zhang Mingyang vs. Brendson Ribeiro; Light Heavyweights
  • Rinya Nakamura vs. Carlos Vera; Bantamweights

Early Prelims

  • Josh Quinlan vs. Danny Barlow; Welterweights
  • Oban Elliott vs. Val Woodburn; Welterweights
  • Andrea Lee vs. Miranda Maverick; Flyweights
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