Volkan Oezdemir vs Ilir Latifi Prediction & Betting Lines - UFC Fight Night 153

Volkan ‘No Time’ Oezdemir (15-4-0) fights Ilir ‘The Sledgehammer’ Latifi (14-6-0-1NC) on Saturday 1 June in the co-main event at UFC Fight Night 153 in a Light Heavyweight contest at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden.

This is really a must-win fight for Volkan Oezdemir, who has lost each of his last three fights and is coming off a somewhat unfortunate split decision loss in March to Dominick Reyes. Prior to losing to Reyes, the Swiss fighter lost to Daniel Cormier by TKO in January 2018, followed by a defeat by Submission to Anthony Smith last August.

Oezdemir is known as a power striker with some serious KO potential, as demonstrated by the fact that 11 of his last 13 win having been decided in the 1st round.

Also worth bearing in mind when making your UFC Fight Night 153 bets is the fact that Oezdemir has a considerable height advantage over the Florida-born Swedish national Latifi, and he also has age on his side, being more than six years younger.

Recommended Odds 22.5.2019

Although Ilir Latifi has won 5 of his last 7 fights, he’s coming off a clear decision loss back in December where he was dominated for the final two rounds by Corey Anderson. Before that he beat Tyson Pedro by Unanimous Decision in September 2017, then had a Submission win against Ovince St. Preux in February 2018.

Volkan Oezdemir vs Ilir Latifi Betting Odds & Tip

As for making some UFC Fight Night 153 predictions, Volkan Oezdemir has the size advantage and is also the more accurate striker, but Ilir Latifi has the Swedish home support, is the better fighter defensively and would probably have the overall edge if the fight went to the floor.  

Our final selection will be Volkan Oezdemir as the betting tip to win this fight at UFC odds of -150 with 888sport. If you disagree with us the betting line on Latifi is available +125 over at bet365.

UFC Pick: Fight Result – Volkan Oezdemir to win @ -150 (888sport)

UFC Pick: Fight Result – Volkan Oezdemir to win @ -150 (888sport)

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