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Ilia Topuria biography: 13 things about Georgian MMA fighter from Alicante, Spain

Ilia Topuria, Damon Jackson (©UFC)
Ilia Topuria, Damon Jackson (©UFC)

Ilia Topuria is an undefeated professional mixed martial artist who competes in the featherweight division. His fight name is El Matador.

Topuria is 5’8″ tall. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He was born to Georgian parents in Halle, Germany.
  2. He was 15 years old when he moved to Alicante, Spain in 2012.
  3. Training out of Climent Team MMA in Alicante, he made his professional MMA debut in 2015. He submitted Francisco Javier Asprilla of Spain at “West Coast Warriors” in Valencia, Spain on April 5, 2015 and Kalil Martin El Chalibi of Spain at “Climent Show MMA 4” in Alicante on May 9, 2015.
  4. On May 7, 2016, he submitted Daniel Vasquez of Spain at “Mix Fight Events” in Alicante.
  5. On November 5, 2016, he submitted Jhon Guarin of Spain at “Mix Fight Events” in Valencia.
  6. On April 28, 2018, he submitted Mika Hamalainen of Finland at “Cage 43” in Helsinki, Finland.
  7. In June 16, 2018, he submitted Brian Bouland of Beligum at “Cage Warriors 94” in Antwerp, Belgium.
  8. In 2019, he trained at Allstars Training Center in Stockholm, Sweden and joined BRAVE Combat Federation. When he made his BRAVE CF debut on September 7, 2019 at “BRAVE CF 26” in Bogota, Colombia, he submitted Luis Gomez of Colombia.
  9. On November 15, 2019, he knocked out Stephen Goncalves of South Africa at “BRAVE CF 29” in Isa Town, Bahrain.
  10. In 2020, he joined the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
  11. When he made his UFC debut on October 10, 2020 at “UFC Fight Night 179” in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, he defeated Youssef Zalal of the U.S. via unanimous decision.
  12. On December 5, 2020, he knocked out Damon Jackson of the U.S. at “UFC on ESPN 9” in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
  13. On July 10, 2021, he knocked out Ryan Hall of the U.S. at “UFC 264” in Paradise, Nevada.


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