Volkan Oezdemir | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting
UFC officials announced the matchup Thursday.
— UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) September 24, 2020
For Oezdemir, this fight will serve as his opportunity to get back on track after suffering a knockout loss to highly touted newcomer Jiri Prochazka in his most recent appearance. Prior to that fight, Oezdemir had won two in a row with victories over Ilir Latifi and Aleksandar Rakic.
Now the one-time UFC title challenger will attempt to return to the win column when he travels to Fight Island in October.
Meanwhile, Krylov is coming off a high-profile win over Johnny Walker in his last fight as the Russian continues to bounce back and forth between victories and defeats over his past four bouts. He’s also earned a win over Ovince Saint Preux while falling to Jan Blachowicz and Glover Teixeira during this stretch.
Oezdemir vs. Krylov will serve as the co-main event for the Oct. 17 show with a featherweight clash between Brian Ortega and “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung headlining the show.