Fribourg, Switzerland Volkan Oezdemir/Place of birth
In April 2020, Oezdemir revealed that he had renewed his contract with the UFC. Oezdemir faced promotional newcomer Jiří Procházka on 12 July 2020 at UFC 251. He lost the fight by knockout in the second round. Oezdemir was expected to face Nikita Krylov on 18 October 2020 at UFC Fight Night 180.