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UFC Uruguay: Volkan Oezdemir Returns to Win Column in Impressive Fashion

Volkan Oezdemir demonstrated in memorable fashion tonight that he very much remains a threat in the 205 division, by taking out Ilir Latifi at UFC Uruguay. [1]

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Round one

Both light-heavyweights fired off some big punches early on. Oezdemir tagged Latifi with a hard left moments later, and the latter shot in and tossed “No Time” to the mat. Oezdemir quickly got back to his feet, ate a right hand, and then came with a flying knee. A big welt started forming under the right eye of Latifi, and Oezdemir fired in another flying knee in response to a takedown attempt. Oezdemir planted another calf kick and late in the round, he countered another TD attempt with a flurry.

Round two

Oezdemir fired in another calf kick moments in, and he continued to offer more strikes. Oezdemir pressured in and dropped Latifi with a hard knee. Latifi got back to his feet, but Oezdemir continued to punish him with strikes. Latifi took another calf kick that visibly hurt, and moments later, Oezdemir floored him with a big left. As “No Time” cracked Latifi with another left, the fight was stopped. Impressive win for the Swiss fighter.

Oezdemir, who had lost three straight bouts heading into tonight’s action, now holds a record of 16-4.

Here are the results so far for UFC Uruguay.

Volkan Oezdemir def. Ilir Latifi via KO (punches) R2, 4:31

Rodolfo Vieira def. Oskar Piechota via submission (arm-triangle-choke) R2, 4:26

Enrique Barzola def. Bobby Moffett via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)

Gilbert Burns def. Aleksei Kunchenko via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Ciryl Gane def. Raphael Pessoa Nunes via submission (arm-triangle-choke) R1, 4:12

Marina Rodriguez def. Tecia Torres via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)

Rogerio Bontorin def. Raulian Paiva via TKO (doctor stoppage due to cut) R1, 2:56

Chris Gutierrez def. Geraldo De Freitas via split decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28)

Alex da Silva def. Kazula Vargas via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Veronica Macedo def. Polyana Viana via submission (armbar) R1, 1:09