Volkan Oezdemir and Nikita Krylov are getting fast turnarounds following their wins at UFC London this previous July.
The promotion introduced on Friday that Oezdemir and Krylov are sharing the Octagon at UFC 280, the upcoming pay-per-view occasion scheduled for Oct. 22 at Etihad Area in Abu Dhabi. The sunshine heavyweights had been beforehand scheduled to combat at UFC Combat Island 6 practically two years in the past, however Oezdemir withdrew after struggling a knee damage.
Oezdemir returned to the win column with a unanimous choice towards Paul Craig lately. ‘No Time’ was beforehand on a two-fight skid comprised of a second-round KO loss to Jiří Procházka and a unanimous decision loss to Magomed Ankalaev at UFC 251 and UFC 267, respectively.
Krylov scored a 67-second KO of Alexander Gustafsson in his most up-to-date look and proceeded to ask for Oezdemir in his post-fight press convention.
“I watch the combat Volkan Oezdemir [had] with Paul Craig, and Oezdemir be so good on this combat, mentioned Krylov (video provided by MMA Junkie). “And we should combat with Oezdemir possibly two years in the past, however he have hassle along with his leg, and we not combat, and I need to combat with Oezdemir. I feel Abu Dhabi is one of the best location. I’m able to combat in Abu Dhabi in October 2022.”
The ‘Miner’ alternated between wins and losses at the start of his second stint with the UFC earlier than shedding back-to-back fights towards the aforementioned Ankalaev and Craig.
UFC 280 is headlined by a light-weight championship combat between Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev.