Topuria will receive Spanish citizenship

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced that the undefeated UFC featherweight champion Ilia Topuria will receive citizenship of the country.

“Your efforts, dedication and perseverance have led you to achieve one dream. The second one will also become a reality very soon. Your love for Spain will be reflected in your Spanish ID card,” Sanchez wrote on the social network X.

Let us remind you that 27-year-old Topuria was born in Germany, but has a Georgian passport, where he lived from seven to 15 years old. The fighter enters the Octagon under the flag of Spain, where he has lived for the last 12 years.

On February 17, at the UFC 298 tournament in Anaheim, California, USA, Topuria knocked out Alexander Volkanovski in the second round and won the belt in the up to 65.8 kg category.