Volkan Oezdemir vs Ilir Latifi – 01/06/2019 Preview

Oezdemir vs. Latifi is one more great fight of Ultimate Fighting Championship. It is the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 153. It’s the light heavyweight bout which will take place in Stockholm, Sweden. Both light heavyweights will have a serious confrontation. Review our thoughts on this bout here below.

On the 1st of June, UFC comes back to Stockholm, Sweden.  In the co-main event of the evening, former UFC Light Heavyweight championship challenger Volkan “No time” Oezdemir (15-4) will meet Sweden native Ilir “The Sledgehammer” Latifi (14-6, 1NC). This fight will take place at the Ericsson Globe. Both fighters are very dangerous so this fight should be very interesting.

 

Volkan “No time” Oezdemir

Volkan Oezdemir is on a three-fight losing streak.  This three-fight losing streak started when “No time” challenged then-champion Daniel Cormier for the UFC Light Heavyweight title. It was a very hard loss for Oezdemir because Daniel Cormier ate him alive in the octagon and finished Oezdemir by submission in the second round.  After that, The Swiss lost to former UFC Light Heavyweight championship challenger Anthony Smith by submission. His last fight was in March when he lost to Dominick Reyes by split decision. But these losses will not stop “No time”. He is a very dangerous fighter. Oezdemir has real knockout power, he is very solid on his feet.  Also, he has strong legs which lead to the devastating leg kicks. The Swiss should take attention to his defense because it has holes.

 

Ilir “The Sledgehammer” Latifi

Ilir Latifi is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Corey Anderson back at UFC 232 in December. That loss snapped his two-fight winning streak.  “The Sledgehammer” definitely isn’t a fighter to underestimate.  He is the fighter who went through the ranks, worked hard. A guy who is experienced the bitter sting of loss inside the octagon.  Latifi is the guy who earned everything through blood and sweat. The Swede is a very dangerous fighter. He has knockout power in his punches. 6 of his career wins are by knockout. Also, he is solid wrestler, has good submissions skills. He won 5 times in his career by submission.

 

H2H

These fighters never met each other in the octagon.