Volkan “No Time” Oezdemir (16-4-0) takes on Aleksandar Rakic (12-1-0) in a light heavyweight bout at UFC Fight Night 165 at the Sajik Arena in Busan, South Korea on Saturday evening.
The 30 year-old Swiss fighter brought a three-fight losing skid to an end by knocking out Ilir Latifi in the second round at UFC Uruguay back in August.
Those three straight losses for Volkan Oezdemir started with a second round submission defeat to the then champion Daniel Cormier, followed by another submission loss by Anthony Smith and then a controversial split decision loss to the undefeated Dominick Reyes.
The 27 year-old Austrian Rakic has yet to taste defeat in the Octagon, having registered off four consecutive wins for the UFC and 12 straight since losing in his professional debut.
He is coming off of back-to-back knockout victories over Jimi Manuwa in June this year and Devin Clark in December of 2018 and is seen by many as a future title contender.
Volkan Oezdemir vs Aleksandar Rakic Betting Lines & Prediction
One of the big question marks going into this fight in terms of UFC bets and predictions is whether Volkan Oezdemir is back on track following his win over Latifi, or whether his career trajectory is heading south.
Aleksanar Rakic goes into the fight as the slight favourite with the online sportsbooks and there’s nothing in his recent results and performances to suggest that’s wrong, so he’s our UFC tip to win this one.
UFC Fight Night Predictions: Fight Result – Aleksandar Rakic to Win @ -150 (1.66) with Betway