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Volkan Oezdemir vs. Nikita Krylov Set As Oct. 17 Co-Headliner

A light heavyweight slugout will be taking place next month between two top-10 fighters, Volkan Oezdemir and Nikita Krylov. UFC officials announced Thursday that Volkan Oezdemir will be facing Nikita Krylov in the co-main event of UFC on ESPN+ 39 scheduled for October 17. The bout will serve as the...

7 Takeaways From UFC 251

UFC 251 was supposed to be in Las Vegas, Nevada for International Fight Week. Instead, a global pandemic had the UFC go to Abu Dhabi to feature three title fights that crowned a new champion for a division that needed one and had two others retain their titles. There was...

UFC 251 Highlights: Jiri Prochazka Stuns Volkan Oezdemir in Promotional Debut

Jiri Prochazka scored a big upset win over Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 251. The two fighters met in a light heavyweight bout on Saturday night (July 11, 2020) at the UFC 251 pay-per-view event from Abu Dhabi's Yas Island aka Fight Island. Prochazka stunned him with a head kick before landing...

5 Fights To Watch For UFC 251 Other Than The Title Bouts

UFC 251 already has three title fights scheduled so it goes without saying those are the ones to watch. However, with this being the first “Fight Island” event UFC 251 has a lot of fights to watch. Aside from the titles on the line, these are five fights to...

Jiri Prochazka vs. Volkan Oezedmir Set For UFC Card On July 11

The highly anticipated UFC debut of Jiri Prochazka is set. ESPN was the first to report that Prochazka's first UFC bout will be taking place on July 11. He'll share the Octagon with Volkan Oezdemir. While the location hasn't been revealed, the UFC event could take place on "Fight Island."...

UFC Light Heavyweight Thinks Jon Jones Will Be Fine After DWI Incident

One UFC title contender believes Jon Jones will bounce back from his latest run-in with the law. Jones was arrested on March 26 after police in Albuquerque, New Mexico responded to a criminal complaint of gunfire. The UFC light heavyweight champion was initially facing charges of aggravated DWI, negligent use...

Volkan Oezdemir Edges Out Aleksandar Rakic at UFC Busan

Volkan Oezdemir vs. Aleksandar Rakic went the distance at UFC Busan.  The two fighters met in a light heavyweight bout at the UFC Busan event on Saturday morning (December 21, 2019) from the Sajik Arena in Busan, South Korea that aired on ESPN’s streaming service, ESPN+.  It was a back and...

UFC Uruguay Highlights: Volkan Oezdemir Face Plants Ilir Latifi

Volkan Oezdemir face plants Ilir Latifi at UFC Uruguay. This fight was originally booked at the UFC Stockholm event that would’ve served as the co-main event. Plans changed as after Latifi had to pull out due to a back injury. The two fighters met in a light heavyweight bout at the...

Volkan Oezdemir vs. Ilir Latifi Moved To UFC Uruguay

Volkan Oezdemir and Ilir Latifi will not be sharing the Octagon at UFC Newark. ESPN's Brett Okamoto reported that Oezdemir vs. Latifi has been moved to UFC Uruguay. That event is scheduled for Aug. 10 and it'll be headlined by a women's flyweight title bout between champion Valentina Shevchenko and...

Four Fights Reported For UFC Newark

Last night, UFC Newark got their main event as Colby Covington will return to the Octagon to take on Robbie Lawler. Now, the card has also gotten four more fights according to ESPN, including a pivotal light heavyweight fight. The four fights are, Volkan Oezdemir vs. Ilir Latifi, Trevin...

Volkan Oezdemir Releases Statement On Canceled Bout Against Ilir Latifi

In the co-main event of UFC Stockholm, Volkan Oezdemir was set to take on Ilir Latifi. There, both fighters were looking to get back into the win column. Latifi lost his last fight to Corey Anderson while Oezdemir was on a three-fight losing skid. Ultimately, neither fighter will be...

Ilir Latifi vs. Volkan Oezdemir Scrapped from UFC Fight Night in Stockholm

A light heavyweight showdown between Ilir Latifi and Volkan Oezdemir has been removed from Saturday’s UFC Fight Night card from Stockholm, Sweden. UFC officials announced the news on Thursday following an injury suffered by Latifi that forced him out of his scheduled contest. “Due to a back injury, Ilir Latifi has been...

Volkan Oezdemir Admits He Changed His Mindset Ahead Of Ilir Latifi Bout

UFC Stockholm will be a little more than business as usual for Volkan Oezdemir. This Saturday (June 1), "No Time" will share the Octagon with Ilir Latifi. What makes this bout different for Oezdemir is the fact that Latifi is his former training partner. The two worked together extensively in...

Volkan Oezdemir vs. Ilir Latifi, Jimi Manuwa vs. Aleksandar Rakic added to UFC Stockholm

Two additional light heavyweight bouts have been added to UFC Stockholm as reported by ESPN, when Volkan Oezdemir returns to action against Ilir Latifi and Jimi Manuwa takes on Aleksandar Rakic at the June 1 event. The main event for the card will feature the two most recent title...

Volkan Oezdemir Says He Was Robbed Against Dominick Reyes

Volkan Oezdemir doesn't agree with his decision loss to Dominick Reyes. Oezdemir and Reyes did battle yesterday (March 16) at UFC London. The two collided for three rounds and color commentator Dan Hardy thought "No Time" had the bout in the bag. It didn't turn out that way as Reyes...