Jimi Manuwa vs. Volkan Oezdemir set for UFC 214
Volkan Oezdemir recently called out top ranked light heavyweight, Jimi Manuwa at UFC Fight Night 109’s post-fight press conference. Wednesday morning UFC officials announced the matchup has been added to July’s UFC 214.
Oezdemir has quickly climbed the ranks in the UFC light heavyweight division. Earning a split decision victory over Ovince Saint Preux in the Switzerland’s Octagon debut at UFC Fight Night 104. Followed by a 28-second knockout over surging light heavyweight Misha Cirkunov, who was more than a 6-1 favorite, at UFC Fight Night 109.
Manuwa is coming off back-to-back devastating knockout wins over Ovince Saint Preux at UFC 204 and Corey Anderson at UFC Fight Night 107. Manuwa wanted his shot at current UFC light heavyweight champion, Daniel Cormier, but was ultimately passed up for the returning former champion Jon Jones. Although, Manuwa will be plan B if either Cormier or Jones can’t fight at UFC 214.
Current UFC 214 Fight Card
Light Heavyweight: Champ Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones – for light heavyweight title
Light Heavyweight: Jimi Manuwa vs. Volkan Oezdemir
Featherweight: Dooho Choi vs. Andre Fili
Featherweight: Chan Sung Jung vs. Ricardo Lamas
Bantamweight: Renan Barao vs. Aljamain Sterling
Women’s Strawweight: Alexandra Albu vs. Kailin Curran
Lightweight: Josh Burkman vs. Drew Dober
Heavyweight: Dmitrii Smoliakov vs. Adam Wieczorkowski
Flyweight: Jarred Brooks vs. Eric Shelton
Lightweight: Sage Northcutt vs. Claudio Puelles
Featherweight: Renato Moicano vs. Brian Ortega