UFC 298 – Severe MMA Staff Predictions

The stage is set in Las Vegas, Nevada for a huge featherweight showdown in the UFC 298 main event. Reigning king Alexander Volkanovski attempts to make his sixth successful defence of his 145lbs title against undefeated surging contender Ilia Topuria. At 35 years old and coming off a head kick KO defeat to UFC lightweight champion Islam Makhachev, is now the perfect time for the young, 27-year-old to take the division into a new era. A German-born Georgian, fighting out of Alicante, Spain, Topuria holds the weight of European MMA on his shoulders as he’s poised to become the continent’s next breakout star.

Closer to home at Severe MMA, Dubliner Ian Machado Garry looks to silence the critics with another stellar performance, as “The Future” finally squares off against Geoff Neal in the welterweight division.

For a full preview of the card, check out Ian O’Neill & Harry Powell’s latest episode of “The Severe Setup” below:

For now, here are our staff picks for the main card.

2024 Leaderboard Standings:

PositionNameOverall RecordPerfect Picks
1Seán Denny4-11
2Ian O’Neill3-22
2Harry Powell3-22
4Caoilte De Barra3-21
4Graeme McDonnell3-21
6Andy Stevenson2-30
6Patrick Sheehan2-30
8Harry Williams1-41
9Theo Lander1-40
10Seán Sheehan1-40
Andy is a multimedia reporter, interviewer, writer, with a strong focus on Irish MMA. Co-host of The Auld Triangle podcast. Follow Andy on Twitter (@andyste123) and Instagram (@andystevensonMMA).

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