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Alexander Volkanovski sets sights on UFC 297 return

Alexander Volkanovski

UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski is eyeing a return to the octagon in January at UFC 297, with the potential for an exciting showdown against Ilia Topuria.

Volkanovski, who recently underwent successful surgery on his left arm, has been recovering and is set to undergo six weeks of rehab.

This injury had plagued him for a year but didn’t stop him from defending and unifying the featherweight championship with a third-round TKO victory over Yair Rodriguez in July.

The pound-for-pound king of the UFC has enjoyed a dominant reign in the featherweight division, with five successful title defenses against the likes of Max Holloway, Brian Ortega, Chan Sung Jung, and Yair Rodriguez.

He’s also expressed interest in a rematch with Islam Makhachev in a lightweight championship bout at UFC 300.

Volkanovski’s potential bout against Ilia Topuria has generated significant buzz among fans, as Topuria is seen as a formidable challenger in the featherweight division.

Some believe Topuria has the potential to upset the reigning champion, while others are confident in Volkanovski’s ability to maintain his dominance.

In the midst of speculation about his next fight, Volkanovski remains focused on his legacy in both the featherweight and lightweight divisions, aiming to avenge his previous loss to Makhachev.

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