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UFC London Results: Volkan Oezdemir defeats Paul Craig (Highlights)

Chris Taylor - July 23, 2022

Today’s UFC London main card is kicked off by a light heavyweight bout between Paul Craig and Volkan Oezdemir. Craig (16-5-1 MMA) will enter the contest sporting a six fight unbeaten streak, his latest effort resulting in a submission win over Nikita Krylov. ‘Bearjew’ has gone 5-0-1 since September of 2019, with his lone blemish being a draw against former UFC champion Shogun Rua.

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Volkan Oezdemir plans to "finish" Paul Craig at UFC London: "There is more than one way I will be able to finish the fight"

Cole Shelton - July 19, 2022

Volkan Oezdemir is excited to make the walk to the Octagon and get the bad taste of his last fight out of his mouth. Oezdemir is set to face Paul Craig at UFC London as he enters the fight on a two-fight losing skid. He’s coming off a decision loss to Magomed Ankalaev at UFC 267 in a fight he is not happy with as he believes it’s the worst performance of his career.

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Just Scrap Radio Ep. 87 with Volkan Oezdemir, Muhammad Mokaev, Jonathan Pearce, Charles Rosa, and Kyle Nelson

Cole Shelton - July 19, 2022

The 87th episode of Just Scrap Radio on BJPENN.com with host Cole Shelton is live ahead of UFC London.

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Volkan Oezdemir says he is “still doubting” Jamahal Hill, ‘Sweet Dreams’ issues fiery response

Susan Cox - February 21, 2022

Volkan Oezdemir and Jamahal Hill seem to be having a war of words on Twitter. Oezdemir, (17-6 MMA), competes in the light heavyweight division of the UFC, formerly competing for Bellator.

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Pros react after Magomed Ankalaev defeats Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 267

Chris Taylor - October 30, 2021

A key light heavyweight bout featuring former title challenger Volkan Oezdemir taking on Magomed Ankalaev kicked off today’s UFC 267 main card. Ankalaev (16-1 MMA) had entered the contest on a six-fight winning streak, his most recent being a unanimous decision victory over Nikita Krylov back in February.

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Volkan Oezdemir plans to KO Magomed Ankalaev and shut up Aleksandar Rakic again next time out

Cole Shelton - October 27, 2021

Volkan Oezdemir didn’t think he would be off for this long after his last fight. Back at UFC 251 last July, Oezdemir suffered a KO loss to Jiri Prochazka and since then, he has not been able to fight due to a variety of different reasons. However, he will finally make his return on the main card of UFC 267 against Magomed Ankalaev.

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Just Scrap Radio Ep. 56 with Jan Blachowicz, Jiri Prochazka, Volkan Oezdemir, and Marcin Tybura

Cole Shelton - October 26, 2021

The 56th episode of Just Scrap Radio on BJPENN.com with host Cole Shelton is here ahead of UFC 267. We’re first joined by one-half of the main event and current UFC light heavyweight champion, Jan Blachowicz (2:11). Next, second-ranked light heavyweight and the backup fighter for the main event, Jiri Prochazka (17:59) stops by. Eighth-ranked light heavyweight, Volkan Oezdemir (30:28) then comes on. Closing out the program is ninth-ranked heavyweight, Marcin Tybura (43:32).


Jiri Prochazka praised by former opponent Volkan Oezdemir: "He's bringing something different to the game"

Adam D Martin - October 15, 2021

UFC light heavyweight Jiri Prochazka was praised by former opponent Volkan Oezdemir, saying “he’s bringing something different to the game.” Prochazka has taken the UFC by storm in just a short period of time. The former RIZIN standout made his UFC debut last summer against Oezdemir on Fight Island and he picked up a brutal knockout victory. Then, in his second UFC appearance, he knocked out Dominick Reyes. The UFC liked the performance so much that it gave him the role as a backup fighter for the upcoming UFC light heavyweight title match at UFC 267 featuring champion Jan Blachowicz and Glover Teixeira. Should either Blachowicz or Teixeira not be able to make it to that title fight, then Prochazka will be the one who fills in for them.

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Volkan Oezdemir forced to withdraw from slated UFC co-main event with Nikita Krylov

Chris Taylor - October 1, 2020

Former UFC light heavyweight title challenger Volkan Oezdemir has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled October 17 bout with Nikita Krylov. Oezdemir and Krylov were slated to co-headline the upcoming UFC event Fight Island. However, due to a knee injury, ‘No Time‘ was forced to withdraw from the contest.

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Volkan Oezdemir issues statement after suffering first KO loss of his career to Jiri Prochazka

Chris Taylor - July 12, 2020

Volkan Oezdemir welcomed former RIZIN light heavyweight champion Jiri Prochazka to the Octagon at last night’s UFC 251 event. The highly anticipated light heavyweight bout served as the featured prelim of last night’s event on Fight Island.

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Volkan Oezdemir plans on making a "statement" with KO win over Jiri Prochazka to get into title conversation

Cole Shelton - July 8, 2020

Volkan Oezdemir knows his UFC 251 fight against the promotional newcomer, Jiri Prochazka, will end by knockout. Prochazka is the former RIZIN light heavyweight champ and both he and Oezdemir are known as knockout artists. Yet, for the Swiss native, he says when the fight was originally offered he didn’t love the idea of fighting an unranked opponent. But, he knows he is a tough foe. So, he’s eager for the opportunity to welcome him to the Octagon.

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Just Scrap Radio Ep. 1 with Alex Volkanovski, Volkan Oezdemir & Frankie Edgar

Cole Shelton - July 7, 2020

The debut episode of Just Scrap Radio on BJPENN.com is a stacked one ahead of UFC 251 and the debut of UFC Fight Island. Host Cole Shelton is first joined by UFC featherweight champion, Alex Volkanovski. Then, Volkan Oezdemir comes on, and the final guest is future UFC Hall of Famer and friend of the website, Frankie Edgar.

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UFC Busan Video: Volkan Oezdemir discusses his win over Alexander Rakic

Chris Taylor - December 21, 2019

Today’s UFC Busan event is co-headlined by a light heavyweight matchup featuring Volkan Oezdemir taking on Alexander Rakic. Oezdemir (16-4 MMA) recently put an end to his three-fight losing skid in August by scoring a second round knockout victory over Ilir Latifi. ‘No Time’ has gone 4-3 thus far in his UFC career, scoring highlight reel knockout wins over Jimi Manuwa and Misha Cirkunov during that stretch.

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UFC Busan fight card and start times

Natasha Hooper - December 20, 2019

The UFC is back to business in Busan, South Korea on Saturday with the anticipated UFC Busan card. UFC Busan will be headlined by a featherweight fight between Korean legend “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung and Frankie Edgar. The Korean Zombie was originally expected to fight Brian Ortega. However, the 28-year old suffered a partially torn ACL during a sparring session. He is still eyeing a fight against Sung Jung in early 2020 but he had to pull out, leaving Frankie Edgar to step up as a last-minute replacement.

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Volkan Oezdemir hopes to battle Jan Blachowicz or KO Dominick Reyes

Cole Shelton - August 23, 2019

Switzerland’s Volkan Oezdemir has wanted to run it back with Dominick Reyes ever since his controversial loss to the American earlier this year. But Reyes is set to take on Chris Weidman, so the fight isn’t possible right now. For that reason, Oezdemir is turning his attention to Jan Blachowicz.

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UFC Uruguay Results: Volkan Oezdemir KO's Ilir Latifi (Video)

Chris Taylor - August 10, 2019

A light heavyweight bout between Ilir Latifi and Volkan Oezdemir took place at tonight’s UFC Uruguay event. Ilir Latifi (14-6 MMA) enters tonight’s contest looking to rebound, this after suffering a unanimous decision loss to Corey Anderson in his most recent Octagon appearance at UFC 232.

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Alex Volkanovski explains why he's 'a very bad matchup' for Max Holloway

Tom Taylor - June 21, 2019

Alex Volkanovski will be watching Max Holloway and Frankie Edgar’s upcoming featherweight title fight very closely, as he’s more than likely to fight the winner sometime later this year. Speaking on a recent episode of BJPenn.com Radio, Volkanovski divulged that he envisions Edgar giving the champion Holloway some problems in this fight. That being said, Volkanovski believes he’s an even more dangerous test for Holloway than Edgar is.

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Volkan Oezdemir issues statement on canceled Ilir Latifi fight

Tom Taylor - May 31, 2019

Volkan Oezdemir expected to return the Octagon at UFC Stockholm this weekend opposite his friend Ilir Latifi. Unfortunately, Latifi was forced off the card at the last minute, leaving Switzerland’s Oezdemir without a dance partner. “Due to a back injury, Ilir Latifi has been forced to withdraw from his Saturday UFC Fight Night bout against Volkan Oezdemir,” the UFC announced in a statement. 

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