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Anthony Smith responds to ‘smartass’ Jon Jones’ comments: ‘I don’t give a sh*t’

DENVER — Anthony Smith speaks to the media at UFC Denver about his win over Volkan Oezdemir, wanting the winner of Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson, and much more. …read more

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Anthony Smith: ‘I Don’t Give A Sh*t About Jon Jones’

Rising UFC light heavyweight contender Anthony Smith is focused on winning a title. Smith comes off a submission victory over former 205-pound title challenger Volkan Oezdemir. After the victory, Smith …read more

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Volkan Oezdemir undergoes knee surgery after UFC Fight Night 138 loss

Former UFC title challenger Volkan Oezdemir is going to be on the mend for a while after undergoing knee surgery.
Oezdemir (15-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC), who is coming off a third-round …read more

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Anthony Smith Eyeing The Winner of Jones-Gustafsson in 'May or June'

A new contender in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s light heavyweight division has emerged with Anthony Smith’s third-round submission victory over Volkan Oezdemir last weekend in the main event of UFC …read more

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Anthony Smith Wants “Hittable” Jon Jones Next

Anthony “Lionheart” Smith has been rising heavily through the 205-pound ranks. Smith has picked up wins over the likes of Rashad Evans, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, and now Volkan Oezdemir. He …read more

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UFC Fight Night 138 Medical Suspensions: Anthony Smith, Volkan Oezdemir Facing 6 Months

Both Anthony Smith and Volkan Oezdemir are facing six-month layoffs following their headlining bout at UFC Fight Night 138. …read more

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USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA rankings, Oct. 30: Anthony Smith keeps on climbing

With three straight wins over high-level competition, including two former champions, Anthony Smith continues to climb.
Smith (31-13 MMA, 7-3 UFC) this past Saturday took out Volkan Oezdemir (15-3 MMA, 3-2 …read more

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World Series game leads to UFC Moncton setting new Saturday prime time ratings low

Saturday’s UFC Moncton show, headlined by Anthony Smith’s win over Volkan Oezdemir, did 531,000 viewers, the lowest ever for a Saturday night prime time show on FS1. Going against the …read more

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UFC Moncton Medical Suspensions: Smith & Oezdemir Could Sit For Six Months

The UFC Moncton medical suspensions are in and the event’s headliners have not walked away unscathed. Anthony Smith and Volkan Oezdemir did battle inside the Avenir Centre in Moncton, New …read more

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Smith: ‘Hittable’ Jones Less Dangerous Than Oezdemir

If Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight contender, Anthony Smith, was able to dispose of fellow 205-pound bruiser, Volkan Oezdemir, then former division kingpin, Jon Jones, should be even easier …read more

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Anthony Smith explains why he would rather fight ‘hittable’ Jon Jones next

Anthony Smith scored the biggest win of his career over the weekend when he stormed back from early trouble and submitted Volkan Oezdemir with a third-round rear-naked choke in the …read more

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UFC Moncton: The Scorecard

Anthony Smith secures a rear choke submission against Volkan Oezdemir of Switzerland in their light heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event inside Avenir Centre on October 27, 2018 …read more

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Anthony Smith Is Ready For A UFC Light Heavyweight Title Shot

Following his comeback submission win over Volkan Oezdemir in the main event of last Saturday night’s UFC Fight Night 138 event, light heavyweight contender Anthony Smith has earned his shot …read more

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Anthony Smith Responds To Jon Jones Saying His UFC Moncton Win Was ‘OK’

Anthony Smith has offered a response to Jon Jones’ brief assessment of his UFC Moncton performance. Smith did battle with Volkan Oezdemir last night (Oct. 27) in the main event …read more

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UFC Moncton, The Morning After: ‘Bones’ Says ‘Lionheart’ was ‘OK’, Gets Perfect Response

What you may have missed from last night Anthony ‘Lionheart’ Smith gave everything in his gas tank in his fight with Volkan Oezdemir, tapping ‘No Time’ in the third round …read more

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Volkan Oezdemir on UFC Fight Night 138 loss to Anthony Smith: 'I wasn't true to myself'

MONCTON, CanadaVolkan Oezdemir plans to take some time off to heal following his loss to Anthony Smith at UFC Fight Night 138.
Oezdemir (15-3, 3-2 UFC) suffered a third-round …read more

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RECAP! Smith Strangles Oezdemir In Moncton!

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight hitters Volkan Oezdemir and Anthony Smith went to war last night (Oct. 27, 2018) at UFC Fight Night 138 inside Avenir Centre in Moncton, …read more

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Anthony Smith Digs Deep for Victory, Takes Aim at Jon Jones

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Though he’s already defeated two former champions at light heavyweight, Anthony Smith scored the biggest victory of his career on Saturday night, when he defeated Volkan Oezdemir at …read more

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UFC Moncton video recap: Smith taps Oezdemir with RNC

In the main event of UFC Moncton, Anthony Smith picked up a third round submission victory against Volkan Oezdemir. Anthony Smith survived the early pressure from Volkan Oezdemir to pick …read more

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Anthony Smith: 'I want to be the man to take out Jon Jones,' but he should focus on Gustafsson

MONCTON, CanadaAnthony Smith wants to fight the winner of Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson for the light heavyweight title after beating Volkan Oezdemir in the UFC Fight Night …read more

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UFC Moncton Bonuses: Anthony Smith Cleans Up with Submission Finish

It got ugly before he got the win, but Anthony Smith not only earned the victory over Volkan Oezdemir at UFC Fight Night 138 on Saturday, he also walked away …read more

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Smith rallies to tap Oezdemir, calls for title shot

Anthony Smith submitted Volkan Oezdemir by rear-naked choke late in the third round Saturday night and believes he’s earned himself a title shot against the winner of the Dec. 29 …read more

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Posted on October 28, 2018, 6:16 am By
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Jon Jones not impressed by Anthony Smith's UFC Fight Night 138 performance

Consider Jon Jones not impressed by Anthony Smith.
Prior to UFC Fight Night 138, Smith promised he would “demolish” Volkan Oezdemir, but that isn’t exactly how things panned out. Instead, Smith …read more

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UFC Moncton results: Anthony Smith submits Volkan Oezdemir in third round of main event

In his previous two light heavyweight fights, Anthony Smith proved he can defeat opponents with fast finishes.
On Saturday night, Smith proved he can find himself in deep waters in his …read more

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UFC Moncton video highlights: Smith chokes out Oezdemir

Check out the full fight video highlights of Anthony Smith vs. Volkan Oezdemir from the UFC Moncton main event. The UFC Moncton main event just witnessed the company’s #10 light …read more

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Pros react to Smith’s gritty win over Oezdemir at UFC Moncton

Anthony Smith defeated Volkan Oezdemir by submission at UFC Moncton. On Twitter, pro fighters enjoyed the fight. Anthony Smith scored yet another finish in the light heavyweight division. In a …read more

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Twitter reacts to Anthony Smith's submission of Volkan Oezdemir at UFC Fight Night 138

Anthony Smith stayed perfect since moving to the UFC light heavyweight division earlier this year when he beat Volkan Oezdemir in Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 138 main event.
Smith (31-13 MMA, …read more

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Anthony Smith Puts Away Volkan Oezdemir in UFC Fight Night 138 Main Event

One of the most exciting fighters on the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s light heavyweight roster, Anthony Smith took his time against Volkan Oezdemir before submitting him in the third round. …read more

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Anthony Smith vs. Volkan Oezdemir full fight video highlights

Watch Anthony Smith vs. Volkan Oezdemir full fight video highlights from UFC Moncton’s main event above, courtesy of FOX Sports.
UFC Fight Night: Oezdemir vs. Smith took place Oct. 27 at …read more

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UFC Moncton in Tweets: Pros react to Smith vs. Oezdemir, Johnson vs. Lobov, more

Anthony Smith’s storybook run at 205 pounds continues.
“Lionheart” scored a dramatic come-from-behind victory over Volkan Oezdemir on Saturday night in the main event of UFC Moncton, submitting Oezdemir with a …read more

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Anthony Smith Mounts the Comeback to Finish Volkan Oezdemir (UFC Moncton Fight Highlights)


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Check out highlights from Anthony Smith’s submission of Volkan Oezdemir at UFC Fight Night 138 …read more

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UFC Fight Night 138 results: Anthony Smith submits Volkan Oezdemir for third straight win

Anthony Smith had to wade through some early punishment to get the opportunity he was looking for against Volkan Oezdemir. But once that moment came late in the third round, …read more

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Smith chokes out Oezdemir at UFC Moncton

Anthony Smith chokes out Volkan Oezdemir at UFC Moncton …read more

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UFC Moncton results: Smith submits Oezdemir in round 3

Light heavyweight contender Anthony Smith submitted Volkan Oezdemir in the third round of the UFC Moncton main event. The UFC Moncton marquee matchup wrapped up with the promotion’s #10 …read more

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UFC Moncton Results: Anthony Smith submits Volkan Oezdemir (Highlights)

Tonight’s UFC Moncton event was headlined by a key light heavyweight matchup featuring former title challenger Volkan Oezdemir taking on surging contender Anthony Smith.
Volkan Oezdemir was last seen in action …read more

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UFC Moncton live blog: Volkan vs. Smith

This is the UFC Moncton live blog for Volkan Oezdemir vs. Anthony Smith, a light heavyweight bout at Saturday’s UFC event at the Avenir Centre in Moncton, New Brunswick.
Oezdemir, a …read more

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UFC Fight Night 138 – Live Results

UFC Fight Night 138 goes down live tonight from SMG Moncton in Moncton, New Brunswick. In the main event Volkan Oezdemir takes on Anthony Smith in a Light-Heavyweight contest. Also …read more

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UFC Fight Night: Volkan vs. Smith live results, discussion, PBP

Live, blow-by-blow updates for today’s UFC event in Moncton, Canada, which is headlined by a light heavyweight bout between Volkan Oezdemir and Anthony Smith. Join us today on Bloody Elbow …read more

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UFC Fight Night 138: Volkan Oezdemir vs. Anthony Smith Live Results

The octagon will make its debut in Moncton, New Brunswick tonight for the promotions UFC Fight Night 138: Volkan Oezdemir vs. Anthony Smith event.
The fight card is headlined by a …read more

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UFC Moncton: Volkan Oezdemir vs. Anthony Smith Toe-to-Toe Preview

Phil and David breakdown everything you need to know for Oezdemir vs. Smith for UFC Moncton, and everything you don’t about old Sega games. Volkan Oezdemir vs. Anthony …read more

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Posted on October 27, 2018, 6:16 pm By
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Volkan Oezdemir on Anthony Smith: ‘He’s the perfect matchup for me’ 

Anthony Smith has become one of the biggest targets at light heavyweight since his emergence in the bracket with wins over former champions Rashad Evans and Mauricio Rua.
A man …read more

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Anthony Smith on Jon Jones: “I’m probably the only legitimate threat to him right now.”

Surging UFC light heavyweight contender Anthony Smith believes he is the only real legitimate threat to Jon Jones right now.
“Lionheart”, who faces former division title challenger Volkan Oezdemir tonight in …read more

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How a Trip to Subway Changed Anthony Smith’s Life

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Anthony Smith is going to use his hard work and grit in his attempt to defeat Volkan Oezdemir in the main event of UFC Fight Night 138 in …read more

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UFC Moncton betting odds: Oezdemir favored to finish Smith

Check out the betting odds for today’s UFC Moncton card, where Volkan Oezdemir is favored to finish Anthony Smith in the main event. UFC Moncton kicks off tonight (Saturday, October …read more

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UFC ‘Moncton’ Clash: Oezdemir Vs. Smith!

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight knockout artists Volkan Oezdemir and Anthony Smith will clash TONIGHT (Oct. 27, 2018) at UFC Fight Night 138 inside Avenir Centre in Moncton, New …read more

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UFC Moncton: Volken Oezdemir vs. Anthony Smith Toe-to-Toe Preview

Phil and David breakdown everything you need to know for Oezdemir vs. Smith for UFC Moncton, and everything you don’t about old Sega games. Volkan Oezdemir vs. Anthony …read more

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Posted on October 27, 2018, 3:16 pm By
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Smith Predicts He’ll ‘Demolish’ Oezdemir, Earn Title Shot In The Process

Anthony Smith can leapfrog a whole lot of light heavyweights in line for a title shot if he’s able to defeat Volkan Oezdemir later tonight (Sat., Oct. 27, 2018) at …read more

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Anthony Smith: I 100 percent believe that I can beat Jon Jones

Although he faces a tough test in Volkan Oezdemir this weekend at UFC Moncton, Anthony Smith feels “100 percent” confident he can defeat former champion Jon Jones. Anthony Smith’s rise …read more

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UFC Moncton Results: Volkan vs. Smith

MMA Fighting has UFC Moncton results for the Volkan vs. Smith event Saturday night at the Avenir Centre in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada.
In the main event, Volkan Oezdemir will square …read more

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Fighter on Fighter! Breaking down ‘No Time!’

Former professional kickboxer, Volkan Oezdemir, will battle aggressive Muay Thai fighter, Anthony Smith, this Saturday (Oct. 27, 2018) at UFC Fight Night 138 inside Avenir Centre in Moncton, New Brunswick, …read more

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UFC Moncton weigh-in results: Johnson misses by a pound

Only one fighter missed weight for Saturday’s UFC Moncton fight card. The UFC Moncton weigh-ins wrapped up early Friday morning, with main event fighters Volkan Oezdemir and Anthony Smith both …read more

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UFC Moncton Weigh-in Video: Volkan Oezdemir and Anthony Smith Easily Hit the Mark

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Watch as the fighters for Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 138 stepped on the scale on Friday to make their bouts official.
Volkan Oezdemir and Anthony Smith, the light heavyweight …read more

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UFC Moncton: Volkan vs. Smith Weigh-in Face-Offs Video

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Watch as the fighters for Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 138 faced off after stepping on the scale on Friday to make their bouts official.
Volkan Oezdemir and Anthony Smith, …read more

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Smith promises to ‘demolish’ Oezdemir at UFC Moncton

Anthony Smith plans to extend his winning streak this weekend with a dominant over Volkan Oezdemir. UFC contender Anthony Smith is on a hot streak, to say the least. …read more

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9 reasons to watch UFC Fight Night 138, with light heavyweight title implications at the top

The UFC returns to Canada on Saturday for UFC Fight Night 138. The event, which is headlined by a light heavyweight contest between Volkan Oezdemir and Anthony Smith, marks the …read more

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Fight Night Moncton: Official Weigh-In Results

The UFC returns Saturday to visit Moncton, Canada. Fight Night Moncton features 13 bouts headlined by the five-round light heavyweight showdown between Volkan Oezdemir and Anthony Smith. Michael Johnson and …read more

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Unfiltered: Derrick Lewis, Volkan Oezdemir, and Calvin Kattar, with Frank Grillo In-Studio

“The Black Beast” Derrick Lewis calls in at the top of the show and talks about his upcoming UFC 230 Heavyweight title fight against Double Champ Daniel Cormier, his amazing …read more

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Anthony Smith Not Impressed by Volkan Oezdemir, Plans to Call for Title Shot with a Win

Two fights into his UFC light heavyweight career and things are going rather well for Anthony Smith.
He’s spent less than three total minutes of time in the cage while knocking …read more

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Anthony Smith promises to 'demolish' Volkan Oezdemir, fight Jones vs. Gustafsson winner

MONCTON, CanadaAnthony Smith has made easy work of his first two opponents since moving to the light heavyweight division earlier this year. He intends on doing the same …read more

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Fighter On Fighter! Breaking Down ‘Lionheart!’

Well-traveled knockout artist, Anthony Smith, will square off with recent Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight title challenger, Volkan Oezdemir, this Saturday (Oct. 27, 2018) at UFC Fight Night 138 …read more

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Volkan Oezdemir relishes possible 'fresh matchup' in Jones vs. Gustafsson winner

MONCTON, Canada – After more than one year of stops and starts in his career, Volkan Oezdemir is back to work.
Halted by fight cancellations caused by legal troubles outside the …read more

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Moncton Will See A More Mature Version Of Volkan Oezdemir

Not many people have enjoyed a better rookie campaign inside the Octagon than Volkan Oezdemir.Debuting on the Super Bowl Saturday fight card in Houston in February 2017, the Swiss standout …read more

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UFC Moncton’s Anthony Smith Plans To Shake Label Of Legend Killer

Anthony Smith is ready to shed the stigma of being a legend killer after defeating two icons in mixed martial arts. Smith is set to collide with Volkan Oezdemir this …read more

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Volkan Oezdemir Believes Daniel Cormier Won’t Return to Light Heavyweight

On Saturday night, UFC Moncton plays host to two of the heaviest hitters in the Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight division when Volkan Oezdemir battles with the surging Anthony Smith …read more

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UFC Moncton main event breakdown: Volkan Oezdemir, Anthony Smith clash in high-pressure affair

MMAjunkie Radio co-host and MMAjunkie contributor Dan Tom breaks down the UFC’s top bouts. Today, we look at the main event for UFC Fight Night 138.
UFC Fight Night 138 takes …read more

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Fight by Fight: UFC Moncton Preview

VOLKAN OEZDEMIR VS. ANTHONY SMITHWith an average time spent in the Octagon at less than two rounds per fight, don’t blink when Volkan Oezdemir and Anthony Smith step into the …read more

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Anthony Smith Ready to Step in if Something Happens to Jon Jones or Alexander Gustafsson

Light heavyweight contender Anthony Smith has the biggest fight of his career on the horizon on Saturday when he faces No. 2 ranked Volkan Oezdemir in the UFC Fight Night …read more

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Oezdemir questions Jones’ USADA suspension reduction

UFC Moncton headliner Volkan Oezdemir spoke about Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier’s potential returns to the UFC light heavyweight division. This weekend, second-ranked UFC light heavyweight Volkan Oezdemir (15-2) takes …read more

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Volkan Oezdemir questions Jon Jones return, doubts Daniel Cormier will fight at 205 again

Volkan Oezdemir will make his long-awaited return to the Octagon following his championship loss to Daniel Cormier when he takes on Anthony Smith in the main event of UFC Moncton …read more

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Daniel Cormier Breaks Down Volkan Oezdemir vs Anthony Smith: UFC Fight Night Moncton

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Daniel Cormier breaks down the main event of Saturday’s Fight Night Moncton event, featuring the light heavyweight tilt between Volkan Oezdemir and Anthony Smith. With Oezdemir ranked No. …read more

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UFC Fight Night 138: Volkan Oezdemir vs. Anthony Smith Fight Card

The octagon will make its debut in Moncton, New Brunswick on October 27 for the promotions UFC Fight Night 138: Volkan Oezdemir vs. Anthony Smith event.
The fight card is …read more

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Volkan Oezdemir's Fab Five

On October 27, light heavyweight contender Volkan Oezdemir makes his long-awaited return to the Octagon, as he faces Anthony Smith in the main event of UFC Moncton. The road back …read more

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Video: Ahead of UFC Moncton, check out Anthony Smith's devastating finish of 'Shogun' Rua

Anthony Smith (29-13 MMA, 6-3 UFC) looks to continue his impressive run in the UFC’s light heavyweight division this Saturday, when he meets fellow contender Volkan Oezdemir (15-2 MMA, 3-1 …read more

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Anthony Smith Can’t Envision Not Getting Title Shot With Win Oezdemir

Anthony Smith can’t picture a scenario where a win over Volkan Oezdemir doesn’t give him a shot at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight title. Smith is set to …read more

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Watch Volkan Oezdemir’s Title-Shot Worthy UFC Knockout of the Week

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Volkan Oezdemir earned a title shot after his quick knockout victory of contender Jimi Manuwa back at UFC 217 last year. Oezdemir next faces rising contender Anthony Smith …read more

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Anthony Smith Confident That a Win Over Volkan Oezdemir Will Earn Him a Title Shot

Surging Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight contender Anthony Smith believes he’s one win away from competing for UFC gold with a win over his next opponent, Volkan Oezdemir. …read more

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Anthony Smith Believes Win Over Oezdemir Makes Him No. 1 Contender

Anthony Smith believes a victory over Volkan Oezdemir can give him a shot at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight title. Smith has defeated former UFC light heavyweight champions …read more

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EXCLUSIVE | Anthony ‘Lionheart’ Smith talks Volkan Oezdemir, new weight class, and Jon Jones

Perhaps no fighter is a better example of what fighting at a more natural weight class can do for your fighting career than Anthony ‘Lionheart’ Smith.
Smith has had a career …read more

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