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Volkan Oezdemir to fight Dominick Reyes at UFC London

Volkan Oezdemir (pictured) fights Dominick Reyes in a light heavyweight bout at UFC London on March 16
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

A key light heavyweight bout is going down in England.

Top contenders Volkan Oezdemir and Dominick Reyes are set to fight at at UFC London on March 16. The bout was first reported by and officially announced Monday.

Oezdemir (15-3) is in need of a win after dropping his last two bouts, one a second-round TKO loss to Daniel Cormier in a failed bid to capture the light heavyweight title at UFC 220 in January. He was next seen in the main event of UFC Moncton, where lost via third-round TKO to Anthony Smith.

Prior to that, Oezdemir had won his first three UFC bouts, including a 42-second KO of Jimi Manuwa and a 28-second KO of Misha Cirkunov.

Reyes is unbeaten in 10 pro bouts. He debuted with the UFC in June of 2017 and has beaten all four of his opponents inside the Octagon, three by first-round finish. In his most recent outing at UFC 229 in October, he defeated veteran Ovince Saint Preux by unanimous decision.

The UFC’s March 16 event is scheduled to take place at The O2 Arena in London and air on the ESPN+ streaming service.

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