Volkan Oezdemir

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Birthday
19, 1989
Birthplace
Switzerland
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthplace
Switzerland

About

Light heavyweight MMA fighter who has earned fame for his career in the UFC. In March 2019, he was named the #7 light heavyweight within the UFC's overall rankings, and won performance of the night at UFC 214 in July 2017.

Before Fame

He began his fighting career as an accomplished kickboxer before turning to MMA. He made his pro MMA debut in 2010.

Trivia

He was named by MMAJunkie.com and Bloody Elbow as the 2017 breakout fighter of the year. He fought for the UFC light heavyweight title at UFC 220 where he lost to Daniel Cormier.

Family Life

He was born in Switzerland to a Kurdish father and Swiss mother. 

Associated With

He befriended Alistair Overeem while visiting the Dutch Golden Glory gym as a kickboxing competitor.