UFC 298 predominant card announced, Anthony Hernandez will get new opponent

The UFC on Saturday confirmed the predominant card for UFC 298 and broke news of a essential card lunge.

Anthony Hernandez, who became pickle to open the pay-per-peek card opposite Ikram Aliskerov, now faces Roman Kopylov after Aliskerov became compelled off the card, MMA Combating confirmed after the UFC’s initial file.

UFC 298 takes location Feb. 17 at Honda Heart in Anaheim, Calif. The match’s predominant card airs continue to exist ESPN+ pay-per-peek following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+.

Mute in the headlining location for the wintry weather card is a featherweight title fight between champ Alexander Volkanovski and challenger Ilia Topuria. Volkanovski looks to be to shake off the doldrums of a knockout loss to light-weight champ Islam Makhachev in a brief-peek rematch against the Russian champ at UFC 294. Topuria is undefeated in the octagon and as a talented with 14 straight wins, six of which got right here contained in the octagon.

The co-predominant match for UFC 298 contains a middleweight rebooking between ex-champ Robert Whittaker and one-time title challenger Paulo Costa. The pair contain been presupposed to fulfill at UFC 294 before a severe illness compelled Costa to withdraw from the bout.

Below is the rotund predominant card for UFC 298:

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