Volkan Oezdemir is a mixed martial artist from Switzerland. Nicknamed “Swiss”, he has fought in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and Bellator. In addition to MMA, he has also fought kickboxing professionally for the Superkombat Fighting Championship.
In March 2021, the UFC named him as one of their top Light Heavyweight fighters.
Oezdemir was born in Fribourg, Switzerland on September 19, 1989. He stands 185 cm tall and his last listed weight is 93 kg. He has a long reach of 191 cm. He competes in the Light Heavyweight and Heavyweight divisions. In addition to MMA, he has also competed in Kickboxing.
In 2017, he was charged with and arrested for aggravated battery. The charges were later dropped.
He made his MMA debut in September 2010 in a fight against Martin Vath. He won that and he followed that with a series of wins up until he joined Bellator. His first Bellator bout was against Josh Lanier. His first professional loss occurred in April 2014. He lost against Kelly Anundson during Bellator 115. He did not play for Bellator again after that.
He went on to fight for other promotions before eventually joining UFC. His first UFC bout was held in July 2017 against Jimi Manuwa. That initial success was followed by three losses to Daniel Cormier, Anthony Smith, and Dominick Reyes.
After Reyes, he bounced back in August 2019 and defeated Ilir Latifi in a knockout. He continued this with a win over Aleksander Rakic in December 2019. He only fought once in 2020 and that was a loss to Jiri Prochazka. His latest fight was a loss to Magomed Ankalaev in October 2021.
Total Fights: 5 Total Wins: 5 Total Losses: 0
Total: 23 Wins: 17 Losses: 6 Wins by KO: 12 Wins by Submission: 1 Wins by Decision: 4Losses by KO: 2 Losses by Submission: 2 Losses by Decision: 2