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Who won Oezdemir vs Guskov?
Volkan Oezdemir beat Bogdan Guskov by submission in the 1st round during the main card of UFC Fight Night Paris – Gane vs. Spivac, on Saturday 2nd September 2023 at Accor Arena in Paris.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).
Oezdemir vs Guskov stats
Volkan Oezdemir stepped into the octagon with a record of 18 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Bogdan Guskov made his way to the cage with a record of 14 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 12 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Guskov had an advantage in power over Oezdemir, with a 86% knock out percentage over Oezdemir's 67%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Guskov had a slight advantage over Oezdemir, with a 14% submission rate over Oezdemir's 6%.
Volkan Oezdemir was the older man by 2 years, at 33 years old.
Guskov had a height advantage of 1 inch over Oezdemir.
Oezdemir was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 9 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 5 years and 3 months earlier than Guskov, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 26 more professional rounds, 48 to Guskov's 22.
Oezdemir vs Guskov form
Oezdemir had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight before this 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.
Previous to that, he had defeated 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.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Magomed Ankalaev at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.
Before that, he had 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.
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.
Oezdemir's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Oezdemir vs Guskov?
Volkan Oezdemir was a 57/100 (-180) favourite going into the contest, while Bogdan Guskov made his way into the ring at 3/2 (+150) with oddsmakers.