Autumn/Fall 2024
Potentially

Potential contest
3 rounds contest @ Light Heavyweight
18-1-1
19-7-0

The tape

31
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
SUB 1UD 3UD 3UD 3SD 3
18
Wins
19
10
By KO
12
56
KO%
63
0
By Sub
2
0
SUB%
11
1
Losses
7
0
Stopped
2
1
Tapped
2
1
Draws
0
2014
Debut
2010
21
Bouts
26
52
Rounds
48
3 hours, 48 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 6 minutes

Current rankings @ Light Heavyweight

3
UFC
9
-
Bellator
-
1
Tapology
10

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 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 56%.

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 arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 6 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 more professional rounds, 52 to Oezdemir's 48.

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 beat 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, he beat Johnny Walker at UFC 294 on 21st October 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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

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.

Volkan Oezdemir has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he beat 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 beat 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.

Activity check

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

Magomed Ankalaev last fought 3 months and 2 days ago, while Volkan Oezdemir's last outing was 7 months and 13 days ago.

Ankalaev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 1 month and 3 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 2 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 4 years, 3 months and 25 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 11 days. 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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