Oezdemir-Gustafsson Added To UFC 227
For the second time a fight between Volkan Oezdemir and Mauricio Rua has been pushed aside, as the former light heavyweight title challenger will be set to face Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 227.
The fight with Rua, was to be a featured fight for UFC Fight Night 134, in Hamburg, Germany on July 22nd, but with Gustafsson in need of an opponent for the UFC’s return to Los Angeles in August, they pulled the switch.
This will be Ozedemir’s first fight since losing to Daniel Cormier, at UFC 220, while Gustafsson has been looking to get a shot at the light heavyweight title amidst a two fight winning streak.
This fight joins a UFC 227 card headlined by a bantamweight rematch as T.J. Dillashaw defends his title against Cody Garbrandt, and Flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson facing off against Henry Cejudo.