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When is Ankalaev vs Oezdemir?
Magomed Ankalaev will face Volkan Oezdemir, during the main card of UFC Fight Night London, on Saturday 4th September 2021 in London.
The fight will be contested over 3 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which means the weight limit will be 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).
Ankalaev vs Oezdemir stats
Magomed Ankalaev steps into the ring with a record of 15 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Volkan Oezdemir will make his way to the ring with a record of 17 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 12 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggest Oezdemir has advantage in power over Ankalaev, with a 71% knock out percentage over Ankalaev's 60%.
Magomed Ankalaev is the younger man by 2 years, at 29 years old.
Ankalaev has a height advantage of 1 inch over Oezdemir. Despite this, both fighters have equal reach.
Ankalaev is the less experienced professional fighter, having had 6 less fights, and made his debut in 2014, 3 year and 4 months later than Oezdemir, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He has fought 3 less professional rounds, 35 to Oezdemir's 38.
Ankalaev vs Oezdemir form
Oezdemir has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he beat Aleksandar Rakic at UFC on ESPN+ 23 on 21st December 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Sajik Arena, Busan, South Korea.
Previous to that, he had beat Ilir Latifi at UFC on ESPN+ 14 on 10th August 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Antel Arena, Montevideo, Uruguay.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Dominick Reyes at UFC on ESPN+ 5 on 16th March 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at 02 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had lost to Anthony Smith at UFC Fight Night 138 on 27th October 2018 by submission in the 3rd round at Moncton Events Centre, Moncton, Canada.
He had been beaten by Daniel Cormier at UFC 220 on 20th January 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at TD Garden, Boston, United States.
Ankalaev's last 3 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 11 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.7 rounds on average.
Oezdemir's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 14 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
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