Volkan Oezdemir knows well the next UFC light heavyweight title challenger – Dominick Reyes.
Oezdemir lost a controversial split decision to him in March. Reyes now is next in line for a title shot at UFC 205-pound champ Jon Jones at UFC 247 in February.
“He’s going to bring a different style to the Jon Jones puzzle,” Oezdemir told MMA Junkie. “Santos was really close to beating Jon Jones, plus he was on one leg, and one really wobbly leg. His leg was – what did he have? ACL tear and meniscus tear he got in the first round of the fight – and even with this, he posed a lot of problems to Jon Jones. So it might be interesting to see what Reyes can do.”
Still, Oezdemir doesn’t think Reyes will be the one to dethrone Jones.
“I think the thing now also with Jon Jones is, don’t come to the Jon Jones fight and be one-dimensional. You have to surprise him and do a lot of different stuff. If you come there and just be a striker, then Jones will have a perfect game plan against you. Let’s see what Reyes will offer to Jones. I still see Jon Jones winning the fight.”