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UFC on ESPN+ 5: Volkan Oezdemir and Dominic Reyes collide

The UFC confirmed today that light heavyweight contenders No. 5 Volkan Oezdemir (15-3-0) and No. 8 Dominic Reyes (10-0-0) will meet at London’s UFC on ESPN+ 5 in March.

Oezdemir 29, is looking to snap a two fight losing streak in London after losing to former champion Daniel Cormier and Anthony Smith in his last contest at UFC Fight Night 138 in October.

Meanwhile, the undefeated Reyes, 29, continues to chug impressively along in the division, taking a decision from Ovince St. Preux in his last bout at UFC 229 in October. He is tied with Jan Blachowicz at four for the long test active win streak in the division.

UFC on ESPN+ 5 is scheduled for Mar. 16 at the O2 Arena in London.  The current card includes:

Volkan Oezdemir (15-3-0) vs. Dominic Reyes (10-0-0)

Danny Roberts (16-3-0) vs. Claudio Henrique da Silva (12-1-0)

Priscilla Cachoeira (8-1-0) vs. Molly McAnn (7-2-0)

Jack Marshman (22-8-0) vs. John Phillips (21-8-0)

Tom Breese (11-1-0) vs. Alessio Di Chirico (12-2-0)

Gokhan Saki (1-2-0) vs. Saparbek Safarov (8-2-0)

More bouts are expected to be announced.

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Kenai is a former Postmedia Network news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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