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Volkan Oezdemir has "No Time" for Manuwa in main card kickoff

OEZDEMIR vs MANUWA

ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 29:  <a href='../fighter/Volkan-Oezdemir'>Volkan Oezdemir</a> of Switzerland reacts to defeating Jimmy Manua in their Light Heavyweight  bout at UFC 214 at Honda Center on July 29, 2017 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)The breakout star of 2017 in the light heavyweight division is clearly Switzerland’s Volkan Oezdemir, who followed up his wins over Ovince Saint Preux and Misha Cirkunov with a devastating first-round knockout of Jimi Manuwa in the UFC 214 main card opener.

"I don’t know what’s happening in my hand, but that’s dynamite,” said Oezdemir, who lived up to his new nickname of “No Time” by ending Manuwa’s night in less than a minute.

Oezdemir came out swinging, but Manuwa locked the Fribourg native up and tried to work his clinch game. Oezdemir wasn’t having it, though, and he blasted through Manuwa’s grip and a left hook sent the Brit stumbling backwards. Oezdemir followed, and as Manuwa tried to swing back, he got slammed to the mat. One more right hand was all it took to finish Manuwa, with referee Jason Herzog stepping in at the 42-second mark and leaving Oezdemir with only one wish.

“I want the winner of tonight’s bout (Cormier-Jones 2), for sure.”

With the win, the No. 5-ranked Oezdemir improves to 15-1. The No. 3-ranked Manuwa falls to 17-3.

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