Volkan Oezdemir Draws Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua at UFC Fight Night in Chile
A former title challenger will meet a former champion at UFC Fight Night in Chile as Volkan Oezdemir will square off with Mauricio “Shogun” Rua on May 19.
UFC officials announced the matchup on Wednesday.
BREAKING: LHWs enter the Octagon in Chile. ??
?? @Volkan_Oezdemir looks to bounce back against the former champ ?? @ShogunRua. #UFCChile pic.twitter.com/flHSzkucpJ
— UFC (@ufc) March 21, 2018
Oezdemir will be returning to action for the first time since suffering a loss to light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier in his most recent fight. Prior to that setback, Oezdemir had won his first three UFC fights in a row including back-to-back knockouts against Misha Cirkunov and Jimi Manuwa.
As for “Shogun”, the legendary light heavyweight has been sidelined since last March while dealing with injuries, but he’s currently riding a three fight win streak including a knockout against Gian Villante in his last bout.
Now the former UFC champion will attempt to make it four in a row while facing a legitimate top five threat in Oezdemir.
UFC Fight Night in Chile goes down on May 19 with the promotion making its first appearance in the South American country.