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Who won Cormier vs Oezdemir?
Daniel Cormier beat Volkan Oezdemir by , during the co-main event of UFC 220, on Saturday 20th January 2018 at TD Garden in Boston.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Daniel Cormier.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).
This contest was for the UFC light heavyweight championship.
Cormier vs Oezdemir stats
Daniel Cormier stepped into the ring with a record of 19 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.
Volkan Oezdemir made his way to the ring with a record of 15 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Oezdemir had a massive power advantage over Cormier, boosting at 73% knock out percentage over Cormier's 42%.
Daniel Cormier was the older man by 11 years, at 42 years old.
Oezdemir had a height advantage of 3 inches over Cormier. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Cormier was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 4 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 11 months earlier than Oezdemir, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 28 more professional rounds, 66 to Oezdemir's 38.
Cormier vs Oezdemir form
Volkan Oezdemir had stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Ilir Latifi at UFC on ESPN+ 14 on 10th August 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Antel Arena, Montevideo, Uruguay.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, 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.
He had won against Jimi Manuwa at UFC 214 on 29th July 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at Honda Center, Anaheim.
Cormier's last 3 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 2 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 8 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.7 rounds on average.
Oezdemir's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.