The UFC have announced that No.2 ranked Light Heavyweight Volkan Oezdemir will take on No.7 ranked Light Heavyweight Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua at UFC Fight Night Chilie.
BREAKING: LHWs enter the Octagon in Chile. 🇨🇱
— UFC (@ufc) March 21, 2018
Volkan Oezdemir (15-2) is coming off his first TKO loss when he fought for the Light Heavyweight title against Daniel Cormier at UFC 220. Previously to that Oezdemir had climbed the rankings rather quickly with two KO wins over Misha Cirkunov and Jimi Manuwa, both wins coming within 42 seconds of the very first round. Oezdemir is currently 3-1 in the UFC and holds 11 out of his total wins by KO/TKO, all within the first round.
Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua (25-10) hasnt fought since March 2017 when he defeated Gian Villante by TKO. Previously to that, Shogun had won a split decision win over Corey Anderson at UFC 198 in May 2016. He is currently on a three fight win streak with each win coming a year apart.
This event will take place at The Movistar Arena in Chilie, May 19th.