Breaking News: Volkan Oezdemir vs Shogun Rua confirmed for UFC Chile

The UFC just added an important light heavyweight battle to their maiden trip to Chile.

Former light heavyweight title challenger Volkan “No Time” Oezdemir (15-2-0) will square off with MMA legend and future UFC hall of famer, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (25-10-0) at UFC Fight Night 127.

Oezdemir hasn’t fought since being stopped by Daniel Cormier two minutes into the second round of their title fight at UFC 220.ย A win over former champion Shogun will help the 28-year-old Swiss knockout artist move on from the disappointing outcome against Cormier which snapped his five fight win streak and put a temporary hold on his title aspirations.

Brazilian veteran Shogun’s last outing was more than a year ago at UFC Fight Night 106 where he picked up a third round TKO victory over Gian Villante. The victory last March moved Shogun’s win streak to three fights. A decisive victory over Oezdemir would catapult the 36-year-old up the rankings and position him for one final push to regain the light heavyweight championship he lost to Jon Jones at UFC 128.

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