Ranked light heavyweights will return to action on October 17th, as Nikita Krylov and Volkan Oezdemir will fight on a UFC “Fight Night” card. The bout, which will be the co-main event of the show, was announced by the UFC on Thursday.
The bout joins a now 13-fight card set to happen at “Fight Island” at Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Oezdemir, coming off of a loss, is ranked seventh in the 205-pound division. His last fight was in July, losing to former RIZIN Light Heavyweight Champion Jiri Prochazka. The fight broke a two-fight streak of wins.
Krylov is ranked below Oezdemir, sitting ninth in the division currently. His last fight was back in March, winning a unanimous decision over Johnny Walker. He bounced back with the win, as his previous bout was a split decision loss to Glover Teixeira.
The headlining fight on the card sees Brian Ortega make his return against The Korean Zombie. Here’s the current lineup.
Bout 13: Brian Ortega (14-1) vs. The Korean Zombie (16-5) (Featherweight)
Bout 12: Volkan Oezdemir (17-5) vs. Nikita Krylov (27-7) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 11: Jessica Andrade (20-8) vs. Jessica Eye (15-8) (Flyweight)
Bout 10: Krzysztof Jotko (22-4) vs. Makhmud Muradov (24-6) (Middleweight)
Bout 9: Modestas Bukauskas (11-2) vs. Jimmy Crute (11-1) (Welterweight)
Bout 8: Gillian Robertson (8-4) vs. Poliana Botelho (8-2) (Flyweight)
Bout 7: Claudio Silva (14-1) vs. Muslim Salikhov (17-2) (Welterweight)
Bout 6: Jun Yong Park (11-4) vs. John Phillips (22-10) (Middleweight)
Bout 5: Jessica Andrade (20-8) vs. Katlyn Chookagian (14-3) (Flyweight)
Bout 4: Said Nurmagomedov (13-2) vs. Mark Striegl (18-2) (Bantamweight)
Bout 3: David Zawada (17-5) vs. Mounir Lazzez (10-1) (Welterweight)
Bout 2: Magomed Mustafaev (14-4) vs. Mateusz Gamrot (17-0) (Lightweight)
Bout 1: Fares Ziam (10-3) vs. Jamie Mullarkey (12-3) (Lightweight)