MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani is reporting that the UFC is hoping to book Manuwa – Oezdemir for its July 29th card. According to Helwani, everyone’s on board with the proposed bout, but it’s not yet finalized.
After Manuwa took out Corey Anderson earlier this year, he campaigned hard for a fight with 205 champ, Daniel Cormier. But now that “DC” is fighting Jones at the July 29th, UFC 214 card, and because Alexander Gustafsson just took out Glover Teixeira, a bout with Oezdemir makes sense.
The expectation is that Gustafsson will face the winner of Cormier – Jones II later this year.