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Saturday, Jun 01, 2019

UFC Stockholm: Following Ilir Latifi’s Withdrawal, Volkan Oezdemir Hopes to Remove “Stain” From Record

Volkan Oezdemir (photo via UFC / YouTube)

By FCF Staff

Now that Volkan Oezdemir is no longer facing Ilir Latifi today at UFC Stockholm, “No Time” is eyeing a rematch with Dominick Reyes.

Oezdemir was scheduled to face Latifi in the co-main event of today’s card, but the latter withdrew on Friday due to a back injury. Following Latifi’s withdrawal, Oezdemir had this to say about the situation, and his wish to face Reyes next (quotes via MMA Junkie):

“I’m not going to go into details, but it’s what happened,” Oezdemir said. “It’s weight cut time and everything’s getting a little bit difficult, so he pulled his back and he wasn’t able to fight. Here I am. I’m ready to fight. I was hoping something would happen, a last-minute change, but it wasn’t meant to be, so I’m looking forward to the next one.”

“For me the one I really want to avenge the most is my last fight, Dominick Reyes, his win is a stain on my record so I want to make it right.”

Oezdemir faced Reyes in March and lost via a tightly contested, split decision.

posted by FCF Staff @ 7:30 am
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