Volkan “No Time” Oezdemir (15-3) takes on Dominick “The Devastator” Reyes (10-0) in a light heavyweight bout, with the fight taking place on Saturday 16th March 2019 at the O2 in London in UFC Fight Night 147.
Swiss fighter Oezdemir will be looking to break a two-fight losing run. Oezdemir gained major recognition after two impressive knockout wins in 2017, but last year saw his progress halted and reversed. Oezdemir needs a win here if he is to regain his reputation as a credible title challenger in the future.
Having lost his title shot against the then-champion Daniel Cormier at UFC 220 in January 2018 with a second-round TKO, he then returned to action at UFC Fight Night 138 in October and fell to a third-round submission to Anthony Smith.
The 29 year-old Reyes returns to the octagon looking to extend his undefeated record to 11 career wins. He currently boasts a 4-0 record in the UFC. His unanimous decision victory against the Haitian-American Ovince Saint Preux at UFC 229 in October 2018 is widely regarded as being his most impressive scalp to date.