UFC veteran Volkan Oezdemir aims to rejuvenate his professional trajectory as he confronts rookie Bogdan Guskov on the main card of the UFC Paris event. Swiss fighter Oezdemir is now enduring a challenging period of performance, having suffered defeat in four out of his last five matches.
On the other hand, the newcomer has demonstrated a remarkable series of victories through first-round knockouts. The scheduled event is set to take place on the upcoming Saturday at the Accor Arena located in Paris.
Volkan Oezdemir, a Swiss-born athlete, currently holds the ninth position in the official rankings for the Light Heavyweight division of the UFC. In 2017, the fighter who had previously engaged in kickboxing and competed in Bellator made his inaugural appearance in the UFC on rather limited notice, facing off against Ovince St. Preux. Volkan Oezdemir has achieved a victory in one out of five matches, and has secured three victories in his most recent nine matches.
The individual exhibited a strong initial performance in the realm of promotion; however, the subsequent years have proven to be challenging. In all fairness, Volkan Oezdemir has engaged in combat with several highly skilled contenders inside the Light Heavyweight class, including Dominick Reyes, Anthony Smith, and Daniel Cormier. The individual, aged 33, experienced a defeat in their most recent bout against Nikita Krylov in October of the previous year.
The Russian newcomer is renowned for his formidable punching prowess. He has emerged victorious in his most recent four bouts by the achievement of first-round knockouts. Whenever possible, Guskov actively seeks to expedite the completion of his tasks.
The fighter, aged thirty, had previously participated in Russian provincial promotions prior to receiving an unexpected invitation to compete in the UFC. According to available records, Bogdan Guskov’s most recent defeat occurred in the year 2020.
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Volkan Oezdemir vs Bogdan Guskov Fight Information
- Date: 09/02/2023
- Time: 03:40 PM ET
- Location: Accor Arena.
- How to Watch Oezdemir vs Guskov: ESPN+
- Live Stream: BT Sport.com