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Ilia Topuria

Ilia Topuria

Nationality :German
Date Of Birth :January 21, 1997
Height :5 feet 8 inches
Weight :66 kg

Ilia Topuria is a Georgian and Spanish professional mixed martial artist who currently competes in the Lightweight and Featherweight divisions of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). As of June 27, 2023, he is #5 in the UFC featherweight rankings.

QUICK FACTS

BornJanuary 21, 1997 (age 26)
Halle Westfalen, Germany
Other namesEl Matador
NationalityGeorgian
Spanish
Height5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight145 lb (66 kg; 10 st 5 lb)
DivisionLightweight (2022)
Featherweight (2015–2021, 2022–present)
Bantamweight (2018)

Ilia Topuria Biography, EarlyLife

Ilia Topuria was born in the German city of Halle Westfalen in 1997. Every year on January 21st, he celebrates his birthday. He is 24 years old as of this writing. In addition, his zodiac sign is Aquarius.

Despite being born in Germany, he is of Spanish and Georgian descent. Ilia has not shared anything about his personal life and has kept his parent’s and siblings’ identities private. Regardless, it is well known that he became involved in MMA thanks to his father’s influence.

Ilia Topuria Education

His educational history is not published because he has not yet given it to the public. However, this detailed information is currently being reviewed and will be updated soon.

Ilia Topuria’s Height, And Weight

The 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs around 66 kg MMA fighter began jiu-jitsu when he was 4 years old, thanks to his father’s involvement in the sport. He eventually became an expert in the field and began competing. He worked as a cashier at Stradivarius while appearing as a fighter. 

Career

After starting his career with 4 straight submission wins on the Spanish regional scene and winning a belt in Mix Fight Events promotion. In 2018 he made his first international fight in Cage MMA Finland. In the same year, in May, he became the first Georgian black belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu alongside his brother Alex Topuria. Months later he received the opportunity to fight for the Cage Warriors Bantamweight Championship at the Lotto Arena in Antwerp, Belgium. Ilia failed to make the agreed weight so despite winning the fight quickly, he did not get the belt.

In 2019 he signed with Brave Combat Federation. Ilia made his debut in the promotion in Bogota, Colombia, defeating opponent Luis Gomez in the first round by submission; which led him to get the award for best performance of the night. On November 15, 2019, in Bahrain, he won his second fight in BRAVE by defeating Steven Goncalves by KO in the first round.

Ultimate Fighting Championship

Topuria, as a replacement for Seung Woo Choi, took a bout on short notice against Youssef Zalal on October 11, 2020, at UFC Fight Night: Moraes vs. Sandhagen. Topuria won the fight via unanimous decision.

Topuria faced Damon Jackson on December 5, 2020, at UFC on ESPN: Hermansson vs. Vettori. He won the fight via knockout in round one.

Topuria faced Ryan Hall on July 10, 2021, at UFC 264. He won the fight via knockout in round one.

Topuria was scheduled to face Movsar Evloev on January 22, 2022, at UFC 270. However, Evloev withdrew from the bout for undisclosed reasons and was replaced by Charles Jourdain. However, Topuria was pulled from the card due to a medical issue related to cutting weight, and the bout was canceled.

Topuria faced Jai Herbert, replacing Mike Davis, on March 19, 2022, at UFC Fight Night 204. Topuria suffered a knockdown from a head kick in round one but recovered and won the fight via knockout in round two. With this win, he received the Performance of the Night award.

Topuria was scheduled to face Edson Barboza on October 29, 2022, at UFC Fight Night 213. However, Barboza withdrew in late September due to a knee injury, and the bout was canceled.

Topuria faced Bryce Mitchell on December 10, 2022, at UFC 282. He won the fight via submission in round two. This win earned him the Performance of the Night award.

Topuria was initially scheduled to face Josh Emmett on June 17, 2023, at UFC on ESPN 47. However, the promotion later announced that the bout was shifted to headline UFC on Ilia Topuria: Emmett vs. Topuria on June 24, 2023. He won the fight via unanimous decision. The bout earned him the Fight of the Night award.

Ilia Topuria’s Net Worth

According to statistics, the average wage of a UFC fighter is expected to be $147,965 per year. According to sources, Ilia Topuria made a total of $51,000 in 2020. Similarly, he makes a good living via sponsorship arrangements.

Ilia Topuria lives a luxurious lifestyle as a result of his high salary. His Instagram handle reflects his desire to travel to many parts of the world. He also owns several premium cars from various manufacturers, including BMW and Mercedes Benz.

Given that, he must have amassed a sizable net worth. However, the precise details of Ilia Topuria’s net worth are still under evaluation and remain hidden behind closed doors.

Ilia Topuria’s Girlfriend, Dating

There isn’t much information regarding his personal life available right now. His personal life will shortly be updated with any new developments. Furthermore, his former romantic history is unreported.

ABC Awards

Mixed martial arts

  • Ultimate Fighting Championship
    • Performance of the Night (Two times) vs. Jai Herbert and Bryce Mitchell 
    • Fight of the Night (One Time) vs. Josh Emmett 
  • Mix Fight Events
    • MFE Featherweight Championship (One time)
  • MMAjunkie.com
    • 2022 December Submission of the Month vs. Bryce Mitchell[

FAQ

What is the net worth of Ilia Topuria?

His net worth is 1 to 5 million dollars.

What is the height of Ilia Topuria?

His height is 5 feet 8 inches.

What is the age of Ilia Topuria?

His age is 26 years as of 2023.

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