Pros react after Magomed Ankalaev defeats Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 267

By Chris Taylor - October 30, 2021

A key light heavyweight bout featuring former title challenger Volkan Oezdemir taking on Magomed Ankalaev kicked off today’s UFC 267 main card.

Magomed Ankalaev, Volkan Oezdemir, UFC 267

Ankalaev (16-1 MMA) had entered the contest on a six-fight winning streak, his most recent being a unanimous decision victory over Nikita Krylov back in February.

Meanwhile, Volkan Oezdemir (17-6 MMA) was returning to action for the first time since suffering a nasty knockout loss to Jiri Prochazka at UFC 251. That setback had snapped a two-fight winning streak for ‘No Time’, who had previously scored wins over Ilir Latifi and Aleksandar Rakic.

Tonight’s Ankalaev vs Oezdemir bout proved to be a rough night at the office for the former title challenger in Volkan. Magomed Ankalaev was able to get the better of ‘No Time’ for all three rounds of action, this while opening up a big cut on the Swiss fighter.

Official UFC 267 Result: Magomed Ankalaev def. Volkan Oezdemir by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)

Check out how the pros reacted to Ankalaev vs Oezdemir below:

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