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UFC 267: Three Under-The-Radar Fights

The UFC is headed back to Abu Dhabi, and the stacked UFC 267 event has left some fight gems unearthed. This weekend all eyes are on Fight Island. The UFC will double down on title fights as interim bantamweight gold will be fought for when Petr Yan and Cory Sandhagen...

Oezdemir Expects Ankalaev To “Run Away” During UFC 267 Fight

UFC light heavyweight contender Volkan Oezdemir believes his UFC 267 fight against Magomed Ankalaev will be a cat and mouse affair. Ankalaev has been away from the Octagon for over a year. The Swiss star was last in action at UFC 251 last July. In Abu Dhabi, he welcomed promotional...

[UPDATE] Magomed Ankalaev vs. Volkan Oezdemir Booked For UFC 267

Magomed Ankalaev vs. Volkan Oezdemir is reported for August.

Paul Craig Names Oezdemir and Walker As Possible Next Opponents

UFC light heavyweight Paul Craig has stated that he wants to keep fighting regularly and has named two top 10's as potential next opponents. This comes after Craig opened the UFC 263 main card in a brutal way against Jamahal Hill on June 12. Against the previously undefeated 30-year-old, "Bearjew"...

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...