ANAHEIM, Calif. — Volkan Oezdemir is making it hard for Dana White not to give him a title shot soon, and performances like Saturday night are the reason why.
Oezdemir absolutely eviscerated Jimi Manuwa at UFC 214 with a knockout victory in 42 seconds to win his fifth consecutive fight and his third bout since joining the UFC earlier this year.
Oezdemir previously defeated Ovince Saint Preux and Misha Cirkunov before his impressive knockout victory over Manuwa, who was easily his highest-ranked opponent yet.
Oezdemir’s performance at the Honda Center also caught the attention of Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, who feels the burgeoning light heavyweight star already deserves a title shot.
Of course, if Oezdemir does get a title shot, it would be against Jon Jones, who defeated Daniel Cormier in the UFC 214 main event Saturday night. winner of UFC 214’s main event between Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones.
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