Jimi Manuwa entered this fight with a pro record of 17-2-0 (94% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.6 light heavyweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Daniel Cormier). He lost to Anthony Johnson in 2015 (=Johnson vs Manuwa) but then he has won over Ovince Saint Preux (=St Preux vs Manuwa) and Corey Anderson (=Manuwa vs Anderson).
His opponent, Volkan Oezdemir, has an official mma record of 14-1-0 (79% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.10 in the same weight class. He suffered his only loss when he faced Kelly Anundson in 2014, since then he has won four bouts defeating Ovince Saint Preux (=St Preux vs Oezdemir) and Misha Cirkunov in 2017 (=Cirkunov vs Oezdemir). Volkan Oezdemir vs Jimi Manuwa is on the undercard of Daniel Cormier vs Jon Jones 2 – UFC 214. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC 214: Cormier vs Jones 2
Where: Honda Center, Anaheim, California, USA
Division: light heavyweight (205 lbs, 93 kg)
UFC 214 fight card (main fights):
Daniel Cormier vs Jon Jones 2
Tyron Woodley vs Demian Maia
Cris Cyborg Justino vs Tonya Evinger
Robbie Lawler vs Donald Cerrone
Jimi Manuwa vs Volkan Oezdemir
Ricardo Lamas vs Jason Knight
Aljamain Sterling vs Renan Barao
Renato Moicano vs Brian Ortega
Manuwa’s previous fight: Jimi Manuwa vs Corey Anderson
Oezdemir’s previous fight: Misha Cirkunov vs Volkan Oezdemir
Oezdemir’s next fight: Daniel Cormier vs Volkan Oezdemir
Manuwa’s next fight: Jimi Manuwa vs Jan Blachowicz 2
Manuwa vs Oezdemir Fight Video:
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