UFC on ESPN+ 5 breakdown: Does Volkan Oezdemir rebound, or Dominick Reyes stays unbeaten?

UFC on ESPN+ 5 takes place Saturday at The O2 in London and streams entirely on ESPN+. In the featured main-card bout, former light heavyweight title challenger Volkan Oezdemir takes on Dominick Reyes.

Oezdemir (15-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) quickly rose to contention during an impressive 2017, but in 2018 lost in his title shot against Daniel Cormier and followed up with a submission defeat to Anthony Smith. Oezdemir will be looking to turn things around against Reyes (10-0 MMA, 4-0 YFC), who has finished eight of his 10 professional fights and looks to make a name for himself at Oezdemir’s expense.

What are the keys to the matchup? Watch the video above to hear the MMA Junkie Radio crew’s breakdown and predictions.

For more on UFC on ESPN+ 5, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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