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Volkan Oezdemir Sparks Ilir Latifi In Second Round POTN-Winning KO

Volkan Oezdemir managed to score a brutal knockout of light-heavyweight contender Ilir Latifi on the UFC Uruguay main-card last night. 

Though known for his ability to end fights quickly, No Time was a more methodical fighter during his South American debut last night.

After a three-fight skid that saw him lose out to Daniel Cormier, Anthony Smith, and Dominick Reyes, Oezdemir managed to bounce back in emphatic fashion with a strong performance against Ilir Latifi in Uruguay, knocking the Swede out cold in the second round after a patient display.

After something of a hesitant opening period, Volkan began to up the intensity – catching his opponent hard on the chin with a perfectly timed knee that led to the finishing sequence.

Oezdemir expressed his delight at picking up his first win in three fights directly afterwards, his first victory since knocking out Jimi Manuwa in 42 seconds at UFC 214.

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