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UFC 298 Australia time, how to watch, Volkanovski vs Topuria, full card

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UFC 298: Volkanovski vs Topuria airs live on pay-per-view from Honda Center in Anaheim, California on Sunday, February 18 (AEDT). The fight card features a series of MMA bouts with two titles contested on the night.

In the main event, Alexander Volkanovski of Australia defends his 145-pound belt against Germany-born Georgian-Spanish contender Ilia Topuria. In the co-main event, New Zealand-Australian former middleweight champion Robert Whittaker faces former title challenger Paulo Costa of Brazil.


UFC 298 PPV fight card

Australian Alexander Volkanovski (26-3) defends his featherweight title for the sixth time and looks to return to winning ways. In his previous bout last October, Sydney’s 35-year-old was KO’d by lightweight champion Islam Makhachev in the first round of their short notice rematch. In his previous title defence last July, the Wollongong, NSW native stopped Yair Rodriguez in the third round.

Georgian-Spanish Ilia Topuria (14-0) makes his first attempt to become champion and looks to improve his unbeaten record. No. 3-ranked featherweight contender won his previous bout last June by unanimous decision against Josh Emmett. In 2022, Halle, Germany-born 27-year-old submitted Bryce Mitchell and KO’d Jai Herbert in the second round.

Sydney-based Robert Whittaker (24-7) is looking to rebound from the defeat by TKO in the first round against Dricus du Plessis last July. In September 2022, the 33-year-old native of Auckland, New Zealand earned a unanimous decision against Marvin Vettori.

32-year-old Paulo Costa (14-2) targets his second win in a row. The Belo Horizonte, Brazil native won his previous bout last August by unanimous decision against former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold.

Also on the PPV card, Geoff Neal (14-5) of the U.S. goes up against unbeaten Ian Garry (13-0) of Ireland at welterweight. As well, Georgian bantamweight Merab Dvalishvili (16-4) takes on American former two-division UFC champion Henry Cejudo (16-3). Kicking off the action, Anthony Hernandez (11-2) of the U.S. faces Roman Kopylov (12-2) at middleweight.


Preliminary card & early prelims

The top of UFC 298 preliminary card pits Brazil’s former title challenger Amanda Lemos (13-3-1) against American Mackenzie Dern (13-4) at women’s strawweight. Also on the card, Brazilian heavyweight Marcos Rogerio de Lima (21-10-1) meets Brisbane-based Justin Tafa (7-3) of Auckland, New Zealand.

Plus, unbeaten Rinya Nakamura (8-0) of Japan squares off against Carlos Vera (11-3) of Ecuador at bantamweight. In addition, Zhang Mingyang (16-6) of China and Brendson Ribeiro (15-5) of Brazil go head to head at light heavyweight.

Among the early prelims, Josh Quinlan (6-1) and unbeaten Danny Barlow (7-0) clash in an all-American contest at welterweight. Also at welterweight, Oban Elliott (9-2) of Wales fights Val Woodburn (7-1) of Japan. The action begins with an all-American women’s flyweight bout between Andrea Lee (13-8) and Miranda Maverick (12-5).


When does UFC 298: Volkanovski vs Topuria start in Australia?

In Australia, UFC 298: Volkanovski vs Topuria airs live stream on Kayo. The start time is scheduled for Sunday, February 18 at 2 pm AEDT.

The PPV cost is $59.95. Subscription is not required to purchase this PPV.

The preliminary card starts at 12 pm AEDT on Kayo. The early prelims start at 10 am AEDT on UFC Fight Pass.


UFC 298 Australia time by State & Territory capitals

MMA fans in Australia can watch UFC 298: Volkanovski vs Topuria live stream on Kayo on Sunday, February 18. The start time in Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart and Canberra is scheduled for 2 pm AEDT.

UFC 298 start time in Brisbane is scheduled for 1 pm AEST. In Adelaide for 1:30 pm ACDT. In Darwin for 12:30 pm ACST. In Perth for 11 am AWST.


Full fight card

The current UFC 298: Volkanovski vs Topuria fight card looks as the following:

Main card

  • Alexander Volkanovski vs. Ilia Topuria, featherweight – Volkanovski’s UFC featherweight title
  • Robert Whittaker vs. Paulo Costa, middleweight
  • Geoff Neal vs. Ian Machado Garry, welterweight
  • Merab Dvalishvili vs. Henry Cejudo, bantamweight
  • Anthony Hernandez vs. Roman Kopylov, middleweight

Prelims

  • Amanda Lemos vs. Mackenzie Dern, women’s strawweight
  • Marcos Rogerio de Lima vs. Justin Tafa, heavyweight
  • Rinya Nakamura vs. Carlos Vera, bantamweight
  • Mingyang Zhang vs. Brendson Ribeiro, light heavyweight

Early prelims

  • Josh Quinlan vs. Danny Barlow, welterweight
  • Oban Elliott vs. Val Woodburn, welterweight
  • Andrea Lee vs. Miranda Maverick, women’s flyweight

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