Current rankings @ Light Heavyweight
When is Ankalaev vs Oezdemir?
Magomed Ankalaev could potentially face Volkan Oezdemir, in Spring 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 17 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Volkan Oezdemir would make his way to the cage with a record of 19 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, with 12 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggest Oezdemir would have a slight advantage in power over Ankalaev, with a 63% knock out percentage over Ankalaev's 53%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Oezdemir would have an advantage over Ankalaev, with a 11% submission rate over Ankalaev's 0%.
Magomed Ankalaev is the younger man by 3 years, at 31 years old.
Ankalaev has a height advantage of 1 inch over Oezdemir. Despite this, both fighters have equal reach.
Ankalaev is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 8 fewer 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 4 less professional rounds, 44 to Oezdemir's 48.
Ankalaev vs Oezdemir form
Ankalaev has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight, he drew 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.
Previous to that, he had beat Anthony Smith at UFC 277 on 30th July 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Going into that contest, he had won against Thiago Santos at UFC Fight Night on 12th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had beat Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.
He had defeated Ion Cutelaba at UFC 254 on 24th October 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Volkan Oezdemir has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he 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.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by 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.
Going into that contest, he had won against 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.
Before that, he had lost to Magomed Ankalaev at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.
He had defeated 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.
In terms of recent activity, Magomed Ankalaev has been fighting more than Volkan Oezdemir.
Magomed Ankalaev last fought 9 months and 14 days ago, while Volkan Oezdemir's last outing was 22 days ago.
Ankalaev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years and 11 months, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.2 rounds on average.
Oezdemir's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 9 months and 3 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Ankalaev vs Oezdemir?
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