Get ready for a sizzling clash in the middleweight division as Anthony Hernandez and Ikram Aliskerov gear up for a high-octane battle at UFC 298. The explosive matchup, confirmed with sources close to the situation, is set to unfold on February 17 at the iconic Honda Center in Anaheim, California.
Hernandez, carrying a formidable record of 11-2 with 1 no-contest, enters the octagon on a blazing four-fight win streak. His recent victories include impressive stoppages of Edmen Shahbazyan, Marc-Andre Barriault, and Rodolfo Vieira, with the latter securing a Submission of the Year. Affectionately known as "Fluffy," the 30-year-old veteran is determined to continue his winning streak, despite setbacks against the likes of Kevin Holland and Markus Perez.
Standing across the cage is the formidable Ikram Aliskerov, boasting a stellar record of 15-1. Hailing from Dagestan, the 30-year-old has made waves in the middleweight division with his UFC career, delivering first-round knockouts against Phil Hawes and Warlley Alves. While Aliskerov's lone professional loss came at the hands of Khamzat Chimaev in a 2019 Brave FC bout, he remains an intriguing up-and-comer with the potential to disrupt the division's hierarchy.
UFC 298's headline act features a featherweight title bout between the seasoned UFC champion Alexander Volkanovski and the undefeated contender Ilia Topuria, promising fight fans an electrifying night of mixed martial arts action. However, it's the Hernandez vs. Aliskerov clash that stands out as the potential show-stealer, destined to ignite the middleweight division and leave fans clamoring for more.