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Volkan Oezdemir vs. Nikita Krylov joins UFC 280 lineup in Abu Dhabi

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Nikita Krylov will get the match he asked for after UFC London.

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Krylov (28-9 MMA, 9-7 UFC) meets Volkan Ozdemir (18-6 MMA, 6-5 UFC) at UFC 280 at the Etihad Arena on October 22, promotion representatives announced Friday.

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Krylov and Oezdemir both competed on the UFC Fight Night 208 card in July at The O2 in London. Krylov scored a signature goal in the first round Alexander Gustafsson knockout as well as called Gustafsson’s teammate Özdemir..

Oezdemir interrupted a two-match skid by stopping the onslaught of Paul Craig. Oezdemir repelled attempts to subdue Craig on the way to win by unanimous decision.

In addition, the latest UFC 280 lineup includes:

  • Charles Oliveira vs. Islam Makhachev – for vacant lightweight title

  • Champion Aljamain Sterling vs. T.J. Dillashaw – for the bantamweight title

  • Sean Brady vs. Belal Muhammad

  • Sean O’Malley vs. Petr Yan

  • Beneil Dariush vs. Mateusz Gamroth

  • Amanda Lemos vs. Marina Rodriguez

  • Lucas Almeida vs. Zubaira Tukhugov

  • Kathleen Chookagian vs. Manon Fioro

  • Cayo Borrallo vs. Mahmud Muradov

  • Malcolm Gordon vs Muhammad Mokaev

  • Nikita Krylov vs. Volkan Oezdemir

The story originally appeared on MMA Junkie.


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