“I have bet my house on you” – Topuria Brothers gets called out by Alexander Volkanovski and teammate

Alexander Volkanovski was excited for his teammate's callout of Alexsandre Topuria, the elder brother of Ilia Topuria. He vouched for a teammates vs. brothers matchup at UFC 298.


“I have bet my house on you” – Topuria Brothers gets called out by Alexander Volkanovski and teammate

Alexander Volkanovski's teammate Justin Van Heerden called out Ilia Topuria's brother (via Instagram)

Alexander Volkanovski puts his featherweight title on the line against Ilia Topuria at UFC 298. The two have gone at each other for a while, and there’s some bad blood boiling. Now, Volkanovski’s teammate Justin Van Heerden called out Alexsandre Topuria, El Matador’s older brother. Later, ‘The Great’ shared his idea on the same.

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Justin Van Heerden and Alexander Volkanovski trained together at Freestyle MMA in Sydney, Australia. He was the featherweight champion of Eternal MMA. Recently, he expressed his interest in fighting Alexsandre Topuria on the same card Illia Topuria fights, making it a tag team match. As such, ‘The Great’ took it to X to share his thoughts. Here is what he said:

Let’s make it happen. Watch us take out the Topuria brothers…easy money
Alexander Volkanovski via X

In a Spanish interview, Ilia Topuria mentioned that his brother had signed with the UFC and would compete by March 2024. Since it’s closer to UFC 298, which goes down by February 2024, the chances of the Topuria brothers fighting on the same card remain likely. However, Justin Van Heerden getting the fight would be a long shot as he wasn’t on the UFC roster.

Alexander Volkanovski was confident he would hand Illia Topuria his first professional loss. Now, with his teammate’s callout of the older Topuria brother, they both remain confident in beating them on the same night. While ‘The Great’ shed the limelight on the potential matchup, it was up to the UFC to make it happen.

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Fans react to Alexander Volkanovski’s teammate Justin Van Heerden calling out Alexsandre Topuria

Recently, Justin Van Heerden, who trained alongside Alexander Volkanovski, called out Alexsandre Topuria on Instagram. As such, he wanted to make the fight on the same day, ‘The Great’ and Ilia Topuria go into action. Now, Volkanovski expressed his interest in the same and mentioned that it was easy money for them.

Justin Van Heeden wants to fight Alexsandre Topuria on UFC 298: Volkanovski vs. Topuria
Justin Van Heerden wants to fight Alexsandre Topuria on UFC 298: Volkanovski vs. Topuria (via Tapology/Instagram)

Although the Topuria brothers fighting on the same card and winning would be a spectacle to watch, it’s improbable to happen. Alexsandre Topuria and Justin Van Heerden haven’t fought in the UFC before and would be making their debut if this fight gets through the UFC minds. However, fans were thrilled about this idea. One fan reacted, “Alex, i have bet my house on you.” As such, here are a few interesting reactions:

Fight fans were excited about the idea of the Topuria brothers competing on the same fight card, UFC 298. As such, they showed their support to them. While Ilia was undefeated, his older sibling had tasted defeat before. On the flip side, there were equal supporters of Alexander Volkanovski who had high confidence in him and his teammate Van Heerden.

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