UFC London: Paul Craig to face Volkan Oezdemir at O2 Arena on July 23

  • Tom Ward

Scottish UFC star Paul Craig has got news of his next assignment.

The former school teacher turned MMA fighter is set to go up against Swiss kickboxer Volkan Oezdemir at UFC London.

Since his Octagon debut in 2016, the Scotsman has earned a reputation as a submission specialist, securing no less than seven stoppage victories.

Craig, nicknamed ‘Bearjew’, has been wanting to stay active since his first round submission victory over Nikita Krylov in April.

And he has finally got the big name he has been for so long in the form of Oezdemir.

Oezdemir, who made his debut five years ago at UFC Fight Night 104, will be fighting for the first time since suffering a unanimous decision defeat to surging contender Magomed Ankalaev.

Craig is joined on the July 23 card this year by Liverpool welterweight Darren Till who is taking on Jack Hermansson.

While Muhammad Mokaev is set to step into the Octagon again for the second time this year to face off with former LFA flyweight champion Charles Johnson.

Paul Craig will fight at UFC London

UFC Fight Night 211 will be headlined by a heavyweight showdown between Curtis Blaydes and Tom Aspinall.

More bouts are set to be announced in the coming weeks with fans also hoping to catch Cage Warriors alumni Molly McCann and Paddy Pimblett in action for the second time on UK soil.

UFC Fight Night 211 will take place at London’s O2 Arena on July 23.

Tickets go on sale on May 27 at 9am.

Fans can keep up to date with all of the latest information on the UFC’s official website.

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