Two more matchups have been confirmed for UFC’s July 23rd “Fight Night” card. The bouts are joining a lineup that is expected to take place at the O2 Arena in London, England.
Surging Craig To Face Oezdemir
Paul Craig will fight to keep his winning streak alive at light heavyweight when he faces Volkan Oezdemir, per an announcement made by the promotion this week.
Craig has put together four consecutive victories since 2020, with all fights ending via finish. He appeared at UFC’s last card in London, scoring a first-round submission victory over Nikita Krylov in March.
Oezdemir will attempt to avoid falling into a three-fight skid in his next appearance. He has recently suffered losses against high-level names in the division, dropping bouts to Jiri Prochazka and Magomed Ankalaev.
Bohm Returns Against Leonardo
Fighting to bounce back from her sole pro loss, Mandy Bohm will face Victoria Leonardo in a flyweight bout. News of this matchup was confirmed by Guilherme Cruz of MMA Fighting on Wednesday.
Bohm lost her UFC debut last year, dropping a fight on scorecards to Ariane Lipski. She was joining the promotion with a strong undefeated record of seven wins, including a 2020 victory in Bellator.
Leonardo is also searching for her first UFC victory. She was unsuccessful in both of her appearances last year, losing to Manon Fiorot and Melissa Gatto.
Heavyweights Curtis Blaydes and Tom Aspinall are currently scheduled to headline UFC London. Here is how the card looks right now:
Bout 7: Curtis Blaydes (16-3) vs. Tom Aspinall (12-2) (Heavyweight)
Bout 6: Muhammad Mokaev (6-0) vs. Charles Johnson (11-2) (Flyweight)
Bout 5: Jack Hermansson (22-7) vs. Darren Till (18-4-1) (Middleweight)
Bout 4: Molly McCann (12-4) vs. Hannah Goldy (6-2) (Flyweight)
Bout 3: Nikita Krylov (27-9) vs. Alexander Gustafsson (18-7) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 2: Paul Craig (16-4-1) vs. Volkan Oezdemir (17-6) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 1: Mandy Bohm (7-1) vs. Victoria Leonardo (8-4) (Flyweight)