Oezdemir (19-7 MMA, 7-6 UFC) stunned Bogdan Guskov (14-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) on the feet and pounced on him for his first submission win in over 11 years. The rear-naked choke finish came at the 3:46 mark of Round 1 on Saturday at Accor Arena.
Check out the replay of Oezdemir’s finish below (via Twitter):
Oezdemir has won two of his past three fights. Saturday marked his first finish since August 2019. Guskov has a four-fight winning streak snapped.
Up-to-the-minute results of UFC Fight Night 226 include:
Volkan Oezdemir def. Bogdan Guskov via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:46
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