Jai Herbert vs Ilia Topuria UFC fight info, date and time
Jai Herbert vs Ilia Topuria is set to go down at UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Aspinall at 5:00pm EST on Saturday 19th March 2022 in a 155lbs matchup.
Jai Herbert earned his first UFC win with an impressive first-round knockout over Khama Worthy in October.
Ilia Topuria is unbeaten as a pro. His latest victory came against Jiu-Jitsu wizard Ryan Hall by Round 1 knockout.
Jai Herbert vs Ilia Topuria betting odds
Ilia Topuria will be the betting favorite with opening odds of -355.
Jai Herbert is the betting underdog with opening odds of +295.
Jai Herbert vs Ilia Topuria was first reported on February 17th.
Jai Herbert will fight Ilia Topuria at #UFCLondon on March 19th. (first rep. @campos_gon) #UFC #MMA #UFCESPN #LW pic.twitter.com/0F2TtBnEL7— Marcel Dorff 🇳🇱🇮🇩 (@BigMarcel24) February 17, 2022
Jai Herbert was initially booked to fight Mike Davis before his opponent withdrew.
Ilia Topuria stepped in to take this fight on one months’ notice. He will be going up a weight class to 155lbs.
Jai Herbert showed UFC fans what he’s all about with a dominant KO win over Khama Worthy.
MY GOODNESS! One and done for @JaiHerbert2!!#UFCVegas41 pic.twitter.com/wN7kWkBvL2— UFC (@ufc) October 23, 2021
The Englishman lost his first two UFC fights to Francisco Trinaldo and Renato Moicano before earning his first victory against Worthy.
Ilia Topuria will step up from Featherweight to take this bout. The Georgian saw his last fight with Charles Jourdain at UFC 270 fall through after experiencing issues with the weight cut.
Rips & Clips!— UFC (@ufc) December 6, 2020
🇬🇪 Ilia Topuria ENDS IT in half a round.
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Topuria has won 3 out of 3 in the UFC, including brutal knockout victories over Damon Jackson and Ryan Hall in his last two.
How they match up
Jai Herbert is considerably taller at 6”1, while Ilia Topuria is 5”7. Herbert will have a massive 8-inch reach advantage over this fight.
Herbert is also the older fighter at 33 years old, compared to Topuria who is 25.
Both fighters have an impressive 91% finishing rate. Herbert has won 9 out of his 11 victories by knockout, while Topuria has 3 knockouts and 7 submissions on his record.
Reasons to watch
This short-notice matchup is arguably more exciting than the original booking of Herbert vs Davis.
Ilia Topuria is one of the most talented prospects at 145lbs who will be stepping up in weight for this one.
STILL UNDEFEATED!! @Topuriailia knocks Ryan Hall out cold 😨 #UFC264 pic.twitter.com/YmvDaceNSM— UFC Canada (@UFC_CA) July 11, 2021
Jai Herbert will have the reach advantage on the Georgian and could upset the odds with his exceptional range striking.
Jai Herbert will need a victory here to show that he is a genuine contender at 155lbs. Ilia Topuria is taking something of a gamble by going up to 155lbs on short notice. His perfect professional record will be on the line.
Jai Herbert vs Ilia Topuria predictions
The bookmakers’ predictions see Ilia Topuria as the sizable favorite with betting odds of -355.
Former UFC fighter Dan Hardy predicted:
“Topuria’s grappling is strong. Jai Herbert will use his range and constantly skirt around the fence. I see him struggling to keep Topuria away from him.”
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Jai Herbert vs Ilia Topuria tale of the tape
- Significant 8 year age difference: Topuria is the younger fighter at 25 years old.
- Herbert has a massive 8 inch reach advantage.
- Herbert has 3 more professional MMA fights than Topuria.
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Jai “The Black Country Banger” Herbert fighter profile and recent form
Jai Herbert is a 33 year old male fighter from England with 11 pro wins and 3 losses. See Jai Herbert’s full MMA record.
Jai Herbert has a 91% finish rate, including 9 by knockout, 1 by submission, 1 by decision.
Jai Herbert is looking to put together a winning streak, having last beaten Khama Worthy at UFC Fight Night: Costa vs. Vettori.
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Last 5 bouts
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Ilia “El Matador” Topuria fighter profile and recent form
Ilia Topuria is a 25 year old male fighter from Georgia with 11 pro wins and losses. See Ilia Topuria’s full MMA record.
Ilia Topuria has a 91% finish rate, including 3 by knockout, 7 by submission, 1 by decision.
Ilia Topuria is currently riding a 11 fight win streak.
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Last 5 bouts
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Who is fighting tonight in the UFC?
Jai Herbert vs Ilia Topuria is set to go down at UFC Fight Night – UFC Fight Night. The fight is expected to start at around 5:00pm EST on Saturday 19th March 2022.
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