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UFC London: Dominick Reyes Squeaks by Volkan Oezdemir

Dominick Reyes extended his record to 11-0 today at UFC London, but the light-heavyweight did so by a razor-thin margin.

Dominick Reyes extended his record to 11-0 today at UFC London, but the light-heavyweight did so by a razor-thin margin.

Oezdemir came out firing heavy punches while Reyes looked to counter. Later in the opening frame, Oezdemir was able to score with a takedown and a couple of big shots.

In round two, Oezdemir continued to press forward and Reyes attempted to counter with a couple of takedown attempts that failed. By the end of the second round, the damage Reyes’ nose was taking from Oezdemir’s strikes was evident.

Not long into the third frame, Oezdemir took Reyes down again, but the latter quickly got back to his feet. A couple of minutes later, Oezdemir attempted to take the fight down again, but Reyes countered nicely. Later in the round, Oezdemir appeared to be fading, and Reyes stepped up his attacks.

After the final horn, it seemed like Oezdemir could be awarded the win, but Reyes was awarded the split decision win.

Here are the results so far for UFC London.

Dominick Reyes def. Volkan Oezdemir def. via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Nathaniel Wood def. Jose Quinonez via submission (rear-naked-choke) R2, 2:46

Claudio Silva def. Danny Roberts via submission (verbal submission) R3, 3:37

Jack Marshman def. John Phillips via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Arnold Allen def. Jordan Rinaldi via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 29-28)

Marc Diakiese def. Joe Duffy via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Saparbeg Safarov def. Nicolae Negumereanu via unanimous decision (29-26, 29-26, 29-27)

Dan Ige def. Danny Henry via submission (rear-naked-choke) R1, 1:17

Molly McCann def. Priscila Cachoeira via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Mike Grundy def. Nad Narimani via TKO (punches) R2, 4:42

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