Josh Emmett vs Ilya Topuria. Prediction for the fight

Featherweight mixed martial arts fighter Josh Emmett will face Ilia Topuria in the main event of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Fight Night in Jacksonville.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Josh Emmett vs Ilya Topuria

Josh Emmett

Josh Emmett is ranked fifth in the featherweight division. In the last fight in February 2023, the American was defeated in the Candidates match by the Mexican Yair Rodriguez. Thus, The Fighting Falmer interrupted a series of five victories. Including in this segment, he defeated his compatriots Shane Burgosa (unanimous decision), Dan Ige (unanimous) and Calvin Kattar (separate decision of the judges). 

On account of 38-year-old Emmett 18 wins (six by knockout) and three losses. The Phoenix native holds a purple belt in Jiu-Jitsu. 

Josh Emmett vs Ilya Topuria

Ilya Topuria

Ilia Topuria ranks ninth in the division ranking. The 26-year-old Georgian has not yet suffered a single defeat at a professional level in MMA. He has 13 wins (four by knockout), including five in the Dana White league. El Matador before moving to the UFC performed in Cage Warriors, Brave CF, Mix Fight Events.

In the last fight in December 2022, a Spaniard of Georgian origin defeated the American Bryce Mitchell (submission, triangle choke). This fight, by the way, won in the Performance of the Night nomination. And before that, Elijah got the better of Ryan Hall from the USA and Englishman Jay Herbert. Topuria in his youth was engaged in Greco-Roman wrestling. He holds a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Josh Emmett vs Ilya Topuria facts

  • Topuria to win by submission - Topuria has eight wins by submission.

Fight prediction

Analysts of bookmakers consider Topuria the undisputed favorite of the upcoming fight. You can agree with them. The Georgian fighter scored a victorious cruising move. It will be very difficult to stop him now. Yes, he is not yet among the elite fighters, but soon Ilya, one can say with almost certainty, will get as close as possible to the Candidates fight. And Emmett at his age with great difficulty resists strong opponents. Topuria should win an early victory.

Our prediction is an early victory of Topuria at 1.55 in Mostbet.

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