UFC is set to host UFC Fight Night 129 in Santiago, Chile for the first time on May 19, 2018.
The promotion announced on March 21 that a light heavyweight matchup between former UFC 205-pound champ Mauricio Rua and light heavyweight title challenger Volkan Oezdemir is set for the main event, which will go down from inside Movistar Arena which airs on Fox Sports 1 card (FS1) following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
BREAKING: LHWs enter the Octagon in Chile. 🇨🇱
— UFC (@ufc) March 21, 2018
Volkan Oezdemir is coming off a loss to Daniel Cormier at UFC 220 on Jan 20th. Volkan failed to earn the 205-pound strap from Cormier after getting knocked out in the second round. Prior to this loss, Oezdemir had roared his way to the top of the division, defeating Ovince Saint Preux on short notice and Knockout both Misha Cirkunov and Jimi Manuwa.
Shogun Rua (25-10, 9-8 UFC) has three wins in a row, with like of Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Corey Anderson and Gian Villante. It’s been more than seven years since the Brazilian slugger last held UFC belt, suffering numerous troubling defeats along the way.
Who do you think will come out victorious between two titans?