UFC on ABC 6
Volkan Oezdemir +114 over Johnny Walker

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Posted at 10:15 AM EST. Odds subject to change.

UFC on ABC 6

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Volkan Oezdemir over Johnny Walker

3:15 EST. Johnny Walker's last appearance in the Middle East ended in a bizarre “No Contest” against Magomed Ankalaev at UFC 294 in Abu Dhabi, only to be decisively knocked out in their rematch by a vicious uppercut from Ankalaev. This knockout loss was Walker's fifth (T)KO defeat in his career, breaking a promising four-fight undefeated streak that included victories over Ion Cutelaba, Paul Craig, and Anthony Smith. Despite his notable wins, Walker's susceptibility to knockout punches remains a significant concern. If dude bumps his head on a lamp, he’s probably going to sleep.

Volkan Oezdemir, on the other hand, has faced elite competition throughout his UFC tenure. His only stoppage losses came against a prime Daniel Cormier in a title fight and a devastating knockout by Jiri Prochazka. Since then, Oezdemir has shown resilience, with decision losses to top contenders Magomed Ankalaev and Nikita Krylov and victories over Paul Craig and Bogdan Guskov. Known for his power and precision, Oezdemir's background as a professional kickboxer allows him to deliver crisp combinations and leverage his sneaky power, particularly in close quarters.

Oezdemir’s striking output and defensive capabilities are more refined compared to Walker's, and his ability to land clean shots consistently puts him at an advantage, especially given Walker’s history of getting slept. While Walker’s reach and unpredictable striking style could present challenges, he only has limited time to capitalize because the longer the fight goes on, the more likely Oezdemir’s experience, striking accuracy, and ability to withstand and deliver power punches will send us to the cashier’s window.



Our Pick

Volkan Oezdemir +114 (Risking 2 units - To Win: 2.28)