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Video: New UFC featherweight champ Ilia Topuria gets warm welcome in go back to Spain

February 22, 2024 9:20 pm ET

Spain’s most recent super star Ilia Topuria got a warm welcome from fans when he went back to home soil.

The brand-new UFC featherweight champ landed at the Madrid airport Wednesday night and was met a group of roaring fans revealing their assistance.

The Georgian-Spanish fighter teased his return home on his Instagram Stories with a picture of his flight info and a caption in Spanish that read, “El cinturon para Espana,” which equates in English to “the belt for Spain.”

In a video published to Instagram, Topuria showed up with the UFC belt curtained over his shoulder as he fulfilled the crowd of fans cheering and snapping pictures of the champ. “El Matador” required time to sign autographs in addition to he appeared grateful for the reception.

Take a look at video of Topuria’s arrival in the video listed below (by means of Instagram):

Another angle shared on X:

Ilia Topuria got here in Spain and fans warmly invited him ❤

Can’t wait when Ilia returns in Georgia with the belt, I think the entire nation will be at the airport! ❤ pic.twitter.com/rTdV5sgwpe

— Giorgi Kokiashvili(@iHeartGeorgius1)February 22, 2024

Topuria declared the UFC featherweight title by shockingly knocking out the department’s long-reigning titleholder Alexander Volkanovski in the primary occasion of UFC 298.

Now, it’s time for his success trip, which started as quickly as he landed in Madrid. There are some huge strategies ahead too.

Throughout an interview, Topuria stated he will take the honorary kickoff at the upcoming Real Madrid soccer match versus Sevilla at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Sunday. To put it just( since it’s hard to draw a precise contrast ), that will be an enormous minute for Topuria, the UFC, and the sport of MMA as an entire to have actually a fighter commemorated by among the most significant soccer clubs on the planet.

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