Promotion officials announced the pairing on Wednesday.
UFC Fight Night 226 takes place on Sept. 2 at Accor Arena in
Paris and is headlined by a heavyweight showdown between Ciryl Gane
A former 205-pound title challenger, Oezdemir has lost three of his
last four Octagon appearances. Most recently, the 33-year-old
Switzerland native suffered a unanimous decision loss to Nikita
Krylov at UFC 280 this past October. His ledger includes wins
over the likes of Jimi Manuwa,
Preux, Ilir Latifi
Murzakanov has yet to taste defeat in 13 professional outings.
After besting PFL talent Matheus
Scheffel on Dana White’s Contender Series in 2021, “The
Professional” has kicked off his UFC tenure with triumphs over
Nchukwi, Devin Clark
Volkan Oezdemir to Face Azamat Murzakanov at UFC Paris on Sept. 2