Autumn/Fall 2024
Potentially

Potential contest
3 rounds contest @ Light Heavyweight
18-1-1
20-7-0

The tape

32
Age
34
6' 3" / 191 cm
Height
6' 2" / 188 cm
75.2" / 191 cm
Reach
75.2" / 191 cm

Full record

KO 2NCSD 5KO 2UD 5
Form
KO 1SUB 1UD 3UD 3UD 3
18
Wins
20
10
By KO
13
56
KO%
65
0
By Sub
2
0
SUB%
10
1
Losses
7
0
Stopped
2
1
Tapped
2
1
Draws
0
2014
Debut
2010
21
Bouts
27
52
Rounds
49
3 hours, 48 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 8 minutes

Current rankings @ Light Heavyweight

2
UFC
9
-
Bellator
-
1
Tapology
8

Magomed Ankalaev vs Volkan Oezdemir preview

When is Ankalaev vs Oezdemir?

Magomed Ankalaev could potentially face Volkan Oezdemir, in Autumn/Fall 2024.

The fight would be contested over 3 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which means the weight limit would be 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).

Ankalaev vs Oezdemir stats

Magomed Ankalaev would step into the octagon with a record of 18 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Volkan Oezdemir would make his way to the cage with a record of 20 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by knock out and 2 by submission.

The stats suggest Oezdemir would have a slight advantage in power over Ankalaev, with a 65% knock out percentage over Ankalaev's 56%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Oezdemir would have a slight advantage over Ankalaev, with a 10% submission rate over Ankalaev's 0%.

Magomed Ankalaev is the younger man by 2 years, at 32 years old.

Ankalaev has a height advantage of 1 inch over Oezdemir. Despite this, both fighters have a equal reach.

Ankalaev is currently arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 7 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2014, 3 years and 4 months later than Oezdemir, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He has fought 3 more professional rounds, 52 to Oezdemir's 49.

Ankalaev vs Oezdemir form

Ankalaev has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges once.

In his last fight, he won against Johnny Walker at UFC Fight Night: Ankalaev vs. Walker on 13th January 2024 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, his fight against Johnny Walker at UFC 294 on 21st October 2023 ended in a no contest.

Going into that contest, he had drawn with Jan Blachowicz at UFC 282 on 10th December 2022 by split draw in their 5 round contest in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Before that, he had beaten Anthony Smith at UFC 277 on 30th July 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City.

He had defeated Thiago Santos at UFC Fight Night on 12th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Oezdemir has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he won against Johnny Walker at UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Aliskerov on 22nd June 2024 by knockout in the 1st round at Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Previous to that, he had won against Bogdan Guskov at UFC Fight Night Paris – Gane vs. Spivac on 2nd September 2023 by submission in the 1st round at Accor Arena, Paris, France.

Going into that contest, he had lost to Nikita Krylov at UFC 280 on 22nd October 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Before that, he had beaten Paul Craig at UFC Fight Night London on 23rd July 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at The O2, London, United Kingdom.

He had been beaten by Magomed Ankalaev at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Magomed Ankalaev has been fighting more than Volkan Oezdemir.

Magomed Ankalaev last fought 5 months and 25 days ago, while Volkan Oezdemir's last outing was 16 days ago.

Ankalaev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 26 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3 rounds on average.

Oezdemir's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 8 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.2 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Ankalaev vs Oezdemir?

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