On vacation in the United States, Ilia Topuria meets Lionel Messi at a football match

The featherweight champion was present at the Inter Miami game and took the opportunity to record alongside the best player in the world

L. Messi poses for a photo with I. Topuria (Photo: Reproduction/Instagram)

The Spanish Ilia Topuria continues to enjoy the well-deserved fame of a UFC champion. Last Saturday night (06), the owner of the featherweight belt (up to 65,7kg) was present at the Inter Miami game, Argentine Lionel Messi's team, and took the opportunity to take a photo with the star after the match.

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Since winning the featherweight belt in UFC 298, held on February 17th, Topuria has received several honors and participated in meetings with media personalities and celebrities. Last Saturday night (06), the featherweight champion was present at the game between Inter Miami and Colorado Rapids, valid for the MLS (North American Football League). After the match, the Spaniard took the opportunity to team up with star Lionel Messi and received a team shirt as a gift.


Undefeated in professional MMA with 15 consecutive victories, Topuria knocked out the then champion Alexander Volkanovsky No. UFC 298 and became the new owner of the featherweight belt. Born in Germany and based in Spain, Ilia has already expressed his desire to make his first title defense at the Santiago Bernabéu, Real Madrid's stadium. However, the organization has not yet officially commented on the date, location and 'El Matador's' next opponent.

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