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Free fight! Watch Smith shock ‘Shogun’ at UFC Hamburg

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Volkan Oezdemir will assume headlining duties when he tangles with fellow light heavyweight contender Anthony Smith at the upcoming UFC Fight Night 138 mixed martial arts (MMA) event, courtesy of the brand-new Moncton Events Centre in New Brunswick, Canada, on Sat., Oct. 27, 2018, in what marks the promotion’s 11th Canadian city to host a UFC card.

We already know what kind of damage “No Time” can do and his trail of carnage was enough to earn Oezdemir a crack at the 205-pound crown, which resulted in his first loss inside the Octagon courtesy of Daniel Cormier at UFC 220 last January.

To work his way back to the crown, he’ll need to survive the onslaught of Smith (30-13), who rebounded from a technical knockout loss to Thiago Santos by obliterating two former division champions in the form of Rashad Evans and Mauricio Rua, the latter of which is featured in the “free fight” video embedded above.

For a closer look at the Oezdemir vs. Smith showdown click here. To see the finalized UFC Moncton fight card and line up, click here.