The opening fight of UFC 267’s fight card features the Light Heavyweight contest between the number 7th ranked Light Heavyweight fighter, Magomed Ankalaev facing the number 8th ranked Light Heavyweight fighter, Volkan Oezdemir. Here is the UFC 267 Magomed Ankalaev vs Volkan Oezdemir Prediction, Odds, and Fight Preview.
UFC 267: Magomed Ankalaev vs Volkan Oezdemir Fight Preview
Magomed Ankalaev is one of the most ferocious knockout artists in the UFC Light Heavyweight division. The Russian Light Heavyweight fighter made his UFC debut against Paul Craig on UFC Fight Night: Werdum vs Volkov. Ankalaev lost this fight and this comes as the only loss of his MMA career.
But after this loss, Magomed Ankalaev is on a tear of the entire Light Heavyweight division. He is on a six-fight win streak and he is coming into this fight with his latest win coming against Nikita Krylov at UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs Sakai.
Volkan Oezdemir on the other hand is also one of the big names in the UFC Light Heavyweight division. He made his UFC debut against Ovince Saint Preux at UFC Fight Night: Bermudez vs Korean Zombie. Oezdemir won three consecutive fights and challenged the former UFC Light Heavyweight champion, Daniel Cormier for his title at UFC 220.
Cormier defeated him via second-round TKO and after that, he lost two more fights. He came back to the win column with a win against Ilir Latifi on UFC Fight Night: Shevchenko vs Carmouche 2. But he again faced a loss against Jiri Prochazka in his last fight at UFC 251.
Oezdemir will be making his return inside the Octagon almost after a year and the winner of this fighter can surely get a crack at the top five fighters next.
UFC 267: Magomed Ankalaev vs Volkan Oezdemir Prediction and Odds
Magomed Ankalaev is the crowd’s favorite entering into this fight with betting odds of -290 in his favor against Volkan Oezdemir who is coming into this fight with betting odds of +289 in his favor.
This fight will serve as a perfect starter for the opening card of UFC 267’s fight card and it is going to be interesting to see who will be pulling a win in this one.
Predicted Result: Magomed Ankalaev def Volkan Oezdemir