Article

Volkan Oezdemir has "No Time" for Manuwa in main card kickoff

OEZDEMIR vs MANUWA

ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 29:  <a href='../fighter/Volkan-Oezdemir'>Volkan Oezdemir</a> of Switzerland reacts to defeating Jimmy Manua in their Light Heavyweight  bout at UFC 214 at Honda Center on July 29, 2017 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)The breakout star of 2017 in the light heavyweight division is clearly Switzerland’s Volkan Oezdemir, who followed up his wins over Ovince Saint Preux and Misha Cirkunov with a devastating first-round knockout of Jimi Manuwa in the UFC 214 main card opener.

"I don’t know what’s happening in my hand, but that’s dynamite,” said Oezdemir, who lived up to his new nickname of “No Time” by ending Manuwa’s night in less than a minute.

Oezdemir came out swinging, but Manuwa locked the Fribourg native up and tried to work his clinch game. Oezdemir wasn’t having it, though, and he blasted through Manuwa’s grip and a left hook sent the Brit stumbling backwards. Oezdemir followed, and as Manuwa tried to swing back, he got slammed to the mat. One more right hand was all it took to finish Manuwa, with referee Jason Herzog stepping in at the 42-second mark and leaving Oezdemir with only one wish.

“I want the winner of tonight’s bout (Cormier-Jones 2), for sure.”

With the win, the No. 5-ranked Oezdemir improves to 15-1. The No. 3-ranked Manuwa falls to 17-3.

RELATED: Tyron Woodley Backstage Interview| Cyborg Octagon Interview |  UFC 214 Final Results

>

Media

Recent
Preview the main event for Fight Night Sao Paulo, featuring middleweight contenders Derek Brunson and Lyoto Machida. Fight Night Sao Paulo airs live on FS1 on Saturday, Oct. 28.
23/10/2017
UFC Minute host Lisa Foiles runs through all the big results from Fight Night Gdansk that aired exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS. Get details on Darren Till's big win over Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone and more, and make sure to check it out on FIGHT PASS.
22/10/2017
Darren Till spoke backstage about his mammoth victory against Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone in Gdansk on UFC FIGHT PASS. Till also spoke about calling out Mike Perry and their interaction near the Octagon.
21/10/2017
Mike "Platinum" Perry was in attendance for Darren Till's first-round finish of Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone in Gdansk. Till called Perry out after the win and the two exchanged words. Perry spoke about it with John Gooden and Dan Hardy on the broadcast.
21/10/2017