Jun 22 2024
Saturday

Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Light Heavyweight
21-8-0

est. walkout:

TBC

broadcast start time:

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19-7-0

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The tape

32
Age
34
6' 6" / 198 cm
Height
6' 2" / 188 cm
81.9" / 208 cm
Reach
75.2" / 191 cm

Full record

KO 2NCUD 3KO 1SUB 1
Form
SUB 1UD 3UD 3UD 3SD 3
21
Wins
19
16
By KO
12
76
KO%
63
3
By Sub
2
14
SUB%
11
8
Losses
7
5
Stopped
2
1
Tapped
2
0
Draws
0
2013
Debut
2010
30
Bouts
26
46
Rounds
48
2 hours, 36 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 6 minutes

Current rankings @ Light Heavyweight

7
UFC
9
-
Bellator
-
8
Tapology
11

Johnny Walker vs Volkan Oezdemir preview

When is Walker vs Oezdemir?

Johnny Walker is set to fight Volkan Oezdemir during the main card of UFC Fight Night, on Saturday 22nd June 2024 at Kingdom Arena in Riyadh.

The fight is scheduled for 3 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which means the weight limit will be 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).

Walker vs Oezdemir stats

Johnny Walker steps into the octagon with a record of 21 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, 16 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.

Volkan Oezdemir will make his way to the cage with a record of 19 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by knock out and 2 by submission.

Johnny Walker's UFC record currently stands at 7-5-0, while Volkan Oezdemir's comes in at 7-6-0.

The stats suggest Walker has an advantage in power over Oezdemir, with a 76% knock out percentage over Oezdemir's 63%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Walker will have a slight advantage over Oezdemir, with a 14% submission rate over Oezdemir's 11%.

Johnny Walker is the younger man by 2 years, at 32 years old.

Walker has a height advantage of 4 inches over Oezdemir. This also extends to a 7-inch reach advantage.

Walker is arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 3 years and 3 months later than Oezdemir, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He has fought 2 less professional rounds, 46 to Oezdemir's 48.

Walker vs Oezdemir form

Walker has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.

In his last fight, he lost to Magomed Ankalaev 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, his fight against Magomed Ankalaev at UFC 294 on 21st October 2023 ended in a no contest.

Going into that contest, he had won against Anthony Smith at UFC Fight Night – Rozenstruik vs. Almeida on 13th May 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Spectrum Center, Charlotte, United States.

Before that, he had beaten Paul Craig at UFC 283 on 21st January 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

He had defeated Ion Cutelaba at UFC 279 on 10th September 2022 by submission in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

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 been defeated by Magomed Ankalaev at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.

He had beaten 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, Johnny Walker has been fighting more than Volkan Oezdemir.

Johnny Walker last fought 3 months and 5 days ago, while Volkan Oezdemir's last outing was 7 months and 16 days ago.

Walker's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 7 months and 8 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 3 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.6 rounds on average.

Oezdemir's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 3 months and 28 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 12 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 Walker vs Oezdemir?

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