Dominick Reyes: ‘Worst performance’ vs. Volkan Oezdemir was also most important

LOS ANGELES – Dominick Reyes’ mixed martial arts career has come along almost too easy. The Victorville, Calif., native is 12-0 with nine first-round finishes, most recently a stoppage of former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman. Reyes heads into his UFC 247 main event against light heavyweight champion Jon Jones with a resume that shows he’s […]

Volkan Oezdemir Felt Aleksandar Rakic Getting ‘Weaker’ As UFC Busan Bout Progressed

The last time Volkan Oezdemir was involved in a split decision, the scorecards didn’t go his way. View full post on Recent News on

Volkan Oezdemir on Aleksandar Rakic’s injured leg: ‘He will remember that fight’

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Volkan Oezdemir believes his all-European co-main event clash with Aleksandar Rakic at UFC Busan will be seared into the prospect’s memory due to a gnarly leg injury he suffered during the bout. Oezdemir was awarded a split decision nod on the night and having been on the […]

Volkan Oezdemir’s Goal Has Not Changed

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Volkan Oezdemir doesn’t see UFC Busan fight with Aleksandar Rakic going past two rounds

If there’s anyone who can match Volkan Oezdemir’s “No Time” mentality, it’s his UFC Busan opponent, Aleksandar Rakic. Oezdemir (16-4 MMA, 4-3 UFC) faces Rakic (12-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) at UFC on ESPN+ 23 on Dec. 21 in a battle between two fast-paced light heavyweights who share a combined 20 first-round finishes between them. “It’s […]

Volkan Oezdemir: Dominick Reyes presents different style for Jon Jones, but Jones still wins at UFC 247

Volkan Oezdemir is very familiar with the next UFC light heavyweight title challenger. Oezdemir lost a controversial split decision to Dominick Reyes in March. Reyes now is next in line for a title shot at UFC 205-pound champ Jon Jones at UFC 247 in February. Reyes handed Oezdemir his third straight loss at UFC London […]

Aleksandar Rakic promises spectacular display against Volkan Oezdemir: ‘The fans can expect fireworks’

During the recent discussion about the emerging contenders that could potentially face reigning UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, one name flew under the radar. But Austrian light heavyweight contender Aleksandar Rakic plans on changing all that and forcing himself into the title-fight narrative in 2020. Rakic (12-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) starched British knockout artist […]

Volkan Oezdemir Booked Against Aleksandar Rakic at UFC South Korea

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has added a major light heavyweight battle to the promotion’s first trip to Busan, South Korea. View full post on Recent News on

Volkan Oezdemir Wants To Address Nagging Hand Injury Before Returning To Action After UFC Uruguay

Volkan Oezdemir is back in the winning column after snapping a three-fight losing streak by knocking out the powerful Ilir Latifi on Saturday’s main card in Montevideo. View full post on Recent News on

Volkan Oezdemir: Jan Blachowicz matchup ‘logical,’ but I took Dominick Reyes’ soul

With a three-fight skid in the rearview mirror, UFC light heavyweight Volkan Oezdemir is ready to climb the ranks. The onetime title challenger said a potential booking with Jan Blachowicz is the “most logical” next matchup and “the next step for the belt” after a second-round knockout of Ilir Latifi  (14-7 MMA, 7-5 UFC) at […]

Video: Volkan Oezdemir discusses severely injured hand from bar fight

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — UFC light heavyweight Volkan Oezdemir reacts to his knockout win over Ilir Latifi, the severity of the injured hand he received in a bar fight, his possible next opponents and more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Volkan Oezdemir motivated to end three-fight skid: ‘This isn’t me’ 

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Volkan Oezdemir had just one loss on his record before signing with the UFC. After putting together a stellar streak of three first-round knockouts to introduce himself to the promotion, which subsequently won him a title shot, the Swiss knockout artist now finds himself on a three-fight skid following losses to […]

Volkan Oezdemir credits Alistair Overeem for pushing him to start fighting career

Volkan Oezdemir often travels around quite a bit for training, and this camp, he paid a visit to an old friend. In fact, that friend happens to be the one who actually got him started in fighting, as Oezdemir credits combat sports legend Alistair Overeem for kickstarting his fighting career. He spent some time training […]

Volkan Oezdemir vs. Ilir Latifi Shifts From UFC Newark to UFC Uruguay

A pivotal light heavyweight fight between Volkan Oezdemir and Ilir Latifi has been relocated from UFC on ESPN 5 on Aug. 3 to an event one week later. View full post on Recent News on

Volkan Oezdemir vs. Ilir Latifi Rescheduled for UFC on ESPN 5 in Newark

A light heavyweight clash between Volkan Oezdemir and Ilir Latifi has been rebooked for UFC on ESPN 5. View full post on Recent News on

Ilir Latifi Injured, UFC Stockholm Bout with Volkan Oezdemir Cancelled

The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s return to Sweden has taken a large hit, as the previously-scheduled co-main event between Ilir Latifi and Volkan Oezdemir has been cancelled. View full post on Recent News on

Luta entre Volkan Oezdemir e Ilir Latifi é cancelada

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Volkan Oezdemir: Facing former training partner Ilir Latifi requires ‘different mindset’

Volkan Oezdemir has tried to avoid fighting friend and former training partner Ilir Latifi, but the Swiss light heavyweight’s visa situation has somewhat forced him into a bout with “The Sledgehammer”. Oezdemir is still trying to sort out some issues with his U.S. visa stemming from a 2018 felony battery case, despite the charges against […]

Volkan Oezdemir vs. Ilir Latifi, Tonya Evinger vs. Lina Lansberg announced for UFC Stockholm

A pair of light heavyweight contenders are set to face off in Sweden in a fight to keep their title hopes alive. The UFC announced Wednesday that Volkan Oezdemir (15-4) will meet Ilir Latifi (14-6) in a light heavyweight bout at UFC Stockholm on June 1. ESPN was first to report the matchup. A bantamweight […]

Dominick Reyes calls UFC London win over Volkan Oezdemir a ‘gut check’

Even though he just beat the most high-profile opponent of his career, Dominick Reyes isn’t exactly crowing about it. At UFC London, the fast-rising light heavyweight contender went to a decision for a second straight time after winning eight of his first nine pro bouts by first-round knockout or submission. Still undefeated at 11-0, Reyes […]

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