Volkan Oezdemir News

Nov 19, 2017 12:19 pm

UFC releases statement on Volkan Oezdemir arrest

This morning, news surfaced that top UFC light heavyweight contender Volkan Oezdemir had been arrested and charged with “aggravated battery causing bodily harm or disability.” Oezdemir, according to reports, is being held in Broward County jail in Florida. According to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office database, his bail has been set at $10,000.  The UFC has now...

Nov 19, 2017 7:13 am

Report | UFC light heavyweight Volkan Oezdemir arrested on battery charge in Florida

According to a report from MMAJunkie.com, surging UFC light heavyweight contender Volkan Oezdemir has been charged with “ aggravated battery causing bodily harm or disability.” Oezdemir’s arrest occurred in Florida, where he is being held in Broward County jail, pending a bail hearing. At this time, the details about this incident are quite hazy. Not much else...

Nov 14, 2017 3:53 pm

VIDEO | Daniel Cormier Trolls Volkan Oezdemir with Young Jeezy

When @volkan_oezdemir says he’s gonna knock me out in the very 1st round smh #youngjeezy lol A post shared by Daniel “DC” Cormier (@dc_mma) on Nov 14, 2017 at 2:49pm PST It’s been known for awhile that Daniel Cormier will be fighting Volkan Oezdemir next. There hasn’t been a formal announcement yet, but it looks...

Nov 6, 2017 10:29 am

Daniel Cormier expected to defend light heavyweight title at UFC 220

Daniel Cormier, who was reinstated as the UFC light heavyweight champion after his UFC 214 foil Jon Jones failed a drug test, is expected to defend his title at UFC 220. His opponent for this card, which is scheduled for January 20 in Boston, Massachusetts, is expected to be the king of the blitzkrieg himself,...

Oct 26, 2017 9:53 am

Volkan Oezdemir Will Be Announcing His Next Fight Soon

Volkan Oezdemir was the guy we all wondered why was ranked so high, until he showed us. He mowed through Ovince Saint Preux, Misha Cirkunov, and Jimi Manuwa to skyrocket to the second-ranked UFC light heavyweight in the world. Daniel Cormier made it clear that he’s the guy who gets the next shot at the title,...

Oct 12, 2017 4:19 pm

Daniel Cormier Targets Fight With Volkan Oezdemir in Early 2018

There has been no official word from the UFC, but Daniel Cormier is moving forward with the decision that Volkan Oezdemir is going to get the next title shot. He originally decided he’d give him the next shot based off of a Twitter poll. Of course, Oezdemir was quick and grateful to accept the challenge....

Oct 9, 2017 9:49 am

Exclusive | Volkan Oezdemir defends Jon Jones’ legacy

In the wake of Jon Jones’ latest failed drug test, which was administered in the buildup to his UFC 214 title fight with Daniel Cormier, many fans have questioned the legitimacy of his legacy, suggesting that perhaps his greatness can be the attributed to PED abuse. In the opinion of top light heavyweight contender Volkan...

Oct 5, 2017 9:44 am

Volkan Oezdemir explains why the fans chose him for title shot over Alexander Gustafsson

When Jon Jones failed a UFC 214 drug test, and the light heavyweight strap was returned to Daniel Cormier, the question of the next light heavyweight title challenger seemed to come down to two men: Sweden’s Alexander Gustafsson and Switzerland’s Volkan Oezdemir. In an effort to pick the next challenger for his reinstated title, Cormier...

Oct 4, 2017 1:57 pm

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 52 // Matt Mitrione | Volkan Oezdemir

BJPENN Radio is back tonight at 8PM ET/5PM PT with more great guests for your MMA fix! 8:15PM ET- Our first guest tonight is Bellator heavyweight contender, Matt Mitrione. Following his sensational finish over the legendary Fedor Emelianenko back in June, Matt is the prime candidate to fight for the vacant Bellator strap. We’ll catch...

Oct 2, 2017 12:05 pm

Volkan Oezdemir makes his prediction for fight with Daniel Cormier

Shortly after it was announced that Jon Jones had failed a drug test in the lead up to his UFC 214 defeat of Daniel Cormier, the fight was ruled a no contest, and Cormier was reinstated as the UFC light heavyweight champion. From there, Cormier took a few days to process this hectic turn of...

Sep 28, 2017 3:27 pm

Volkan Oezdemir Accepts Daniel Cormier’s Challenge for the Next Title Shot

The power of the fans may have proven to be even more influential than they ever thought before. Just earlier today, Daniel Cormier addressed Twitter about their results when he asked who he should fight next. ‘No Time’ Volkan Oezdemir beat out light heavyweight number one contender Alexander Gustafsson as the fighter they want to...

Sep 28, 2017 10:33 am

Daniel Cormier Offers Oezdemir a Title Shot in Response to Fans

Last Friday, Daniel Cormier took to Twitter not to cause a beef or talk trash to a potential opponent, he did something different. The UFC light heavyweight champ put it to a vote, to let the fans decide who he should defend the belt against. At the time, it seemed nothing more than a fun...

Sep 22, 2017 11:02 am

Daniel Cormier Willing to Give Volkan Oezdemir a Title Shot

After all Daniel Cormier has been through, he needs a break. He suffered a devastating loss to Jon Jones back at UFC 214, then had to go through another controversy involving his opponent, once again going through a roller coaster of ups and downs. However, after being re-crowned as the new/old UFC light heavyweight champion,...

Aug 18, 2017 8:44 am

Volkan Oezdemir Wants to Fight Daniel Cormier When He Returns

The hit list was impressive as it was quick: Ovince Saint Preux, Misha Cirkunov, then Jimi Manuwa at UFC 214. Volkan Oezdemir came out of absolutely nowhere and devastated the shallow light heavyweight division. Rocketing to top three, it’s hard to believe that Oezdemir has such a short list of opponents since he just debuted...

Aug 3, 2017 9:50 am

Volkan Oezdemir understands why Jon Jones probably doesn’t want to fight him

Last Saturday, in the first fight of the stacked UFC 214 main card, rapidly rising light heavyweight contender Volkan Oezdemir picked up yet another thunderous first-round knockout win, this time over one of the division’s top dogs in Jimi Manuwa. With this win, Oezdemir solidified his status as one of the top light heavyweight contenders,...

Aug 2, 2017 2:51 pm

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 44 // Volkan Oezdemir | Mike Perry | Josh Thomson

BJPENN.COM Radio returns tonight at 8PM ET/5PM PT with more awesome guests for your MMA fix! 8:15PM ET- First up, arguably the biggest winner from UFC 214 over the weekend, Volkan “No Time” Oezdemir. After dispatching the very dangerous Jimi Manuwa in less than a minute, Volkan is calling for a crack at the Jon...

Jul 31, 2017 1:56 pm

Volkan Oezdemir calls out Alexander Gustafsson to crown ‘the real king of Europe’

Volkan Oezdemir has made a very clear statement to the UFC light heavyweight division with his last two impressive performances in the Octagon. Oezdemir holds a 15-1 professional MMA record and has only had three fights in the UFC, making his UFC debut against Ovince St. Preux at UFC Fight Night 104 back in February....

Jul 30, 2017 4:00 pm

After KO of Manuwa, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson praises Volkan Oezdemir: he made me look bad

Last night, in the first bout of the stacked UFC 214 main card, Switzerland’s Volkan Oezdemir stepped onto the canvas with British knockout artist Jimi Manuwa in perceived light heavyweight number-one-contender fight. Though Oezdemir entered this fight as noteworthy underdog, he passed his test with flying colors, mauling his accomplished foe to a first-round knockout...

Jul 29, 2017 7:25 pm

UFC 214 Results: Volkan Oezdemir destroys Jimi Manuwa (VIDEO)

A key light heavyweight bout between surging contenders Jimi Manuwa and Volkan Oezdemir kicked off tonight’s UFC 214 pay-per-view main card in Anaheim, California. Round one begins and Oezdemir lands a hard leg kick. The fighters clinch and Manuwa lands a knee. He presses Volkan against the cage. Oezdemir comes forward and lands a hard...

Jul 27, 2017 11:31 am

Volkan Oezdemir: I’m going to knock Jimi Manuwa out in the first round

This weekend, in the opening bout of the UFC 214 main card, Swiss striker Volkan Oezdemir will collide with British knockout artist Jimi Manuwa in what is widely perceived as a light heavyweight number one contender. Earlier this week, Oezdemir took time out of his busy fight week for an interview with BJ Penn Radio....

Jul 26, 2017 1:08 pm

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 43 // Alan Jouban | Stefan Struve | Volkan Oezdemir

BJPENN.COM Radio is live at 8PM ET/5PM PT with another stacked guest list! 8:15PM ET- Kicking things off tonight we are joined by UFC welterweight, Alan Jouban. Just over a week removed from UFC Fight Night 114 in Mexico City, we’ll be previewing his bout with Niko Price. “Brahma” is focused on getting back in...

Jun 23, 2017 2:14 pm

PHOTO | Anthony Johnson back in the gym helping prepare top light heavyweight for fight

Former UFC title contender Anthony Johnson shocked the MMA community when he announced his retirement following his light heavyweight title fight loss to champion Daniel Cormier at UFC 210 in April. “This was my last fight,” Johnson told Joe Rogan in the post-fight Octagon interview. “I didn’t tell anybody. I didn’t even tell Dana White....

May 31, 2017 9:39 am

BREAKING | Jimi Manuwa and Volkan Oezdemir collide at UFC 214

UFC 214, which is scheduled for July 29 in Anaheim, California, has grown by one massive light heavyweight showdown, as British bomber Jimi Manuwa will collide with slick Swiss striker Volkan Oezdemir in a bout that could well produce the next contender for the UFC light heavyweight crown. Manuwa and Oezdemir hold the number three and...

May 29, 2017 8:34 am

After quick KO of Cirkunov, Volkan Oezdemir wants Jimi Manuwa

On Sunday afternoon, in the co-main event of the UFC’s latest trip to beautiful Stockholm, Sweden, surging Swiss light heavyweight Volkan Oezdemir scored an upset, knockout win over the highly regarded Misha Cirkunov – and he did it in just 28 seconds. With this win, Oezdemir solidified his status as one of the top light...

May 28, 2017 12:38 pm

Pros react to Volkan Oezdemir’s crushing KO of Misha Cirkunov

On Sunday afternoon the UFC returned to Sweden with UFC Stockholm, an action-packed, 12-fight card. In the evening’s co-main event, we saw ranked light heavyweight contender Volkan Oezdemir and Misha Cirkunov in a bout that would send the winner shooting up the divisional ranks. In the end, the bout’s winner was Oezdemir. Despite his status...

May 18, 2017 1:07 pm

Volkan Oezdemir outlines his strategy against “really smart” Misha Cirkunov

On May 28, the UFC will touch down in beautiful Stockholm, Sweden with an exciting night of fights. In the evening’s co-main event, rapidly  rising light heavyweight contenders Volkan Oezdemir and Misha Cirkunov will collide in a bout that has title implications written all over it. In advance of this fight, Oezdemir joined host Kinch...