A banger of a matchup has just been announced. Anthony Hernandez will welcome Ikram Aliskerov to the top 15 of the Middleweight division at UFC 298: Alexander Volkanovski vs. Ilia Topuria, which will take place on February 17th in Anaheim, California, per Damon Martin.
This fight will occur in the Middleweight (185 lbs) division.
Anthony Hernandez is ranked #15 in the Middleweight division and holds a professional record of 11-2-1NC (5-2 UFC), with notable wins over Edmen Shahbazyan, Jun Yong Park, and Rodolfo Vieira.
Ikram Aliskerov holds a professional record of 15-1 (2-0 UFC) and is currently unranked in the Middleweight division. He holds credible victories over Warrley Alves, Phil Hawes, and Denis Tiuliulin.
Official betting odds have yet to be released.
Both of these top Middleweight fighters are coming off statement performances. In his last bout, Anthony "Fluffy" Hernandez broke down Shahbazyan across two rounds, before finishing him off in the third with lethal ground-and-pound. Ikram Aliskerov is fresh off his second UFC fight at UFC 294, where he secured a highlight flying-knee TKO to open the main card. Both fighters will be looking to get their biggest win of their careers, and move up into the higher ranks of the division.
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