Alp prepares for UFC debut
Alp Ozkilic will make his UFC debut on Saturday on UFC on Fox 9 in Sacramento. Ozkilic, a flyweight from St. Charles MMA, will be taking on Darren Uyenoyama (8-4). Uyenoyama lost to No. 1 ranked flyweight Joseph Benavidez in his last outing and has won four of his last six fights.
Ozkilic is 8-1 and is coming off a 30-second KO of former WEC and UFC vet Antonio Banuelos this past May under the Legacy banner. Ozkilic last fought locally at Rumble Time in February with TKO victory over Josh Robinson with some heavy ground and pound.
The UFC flyweight title will be on the line with Demeterious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson takes on Joseph Benavidez. Ozkilic will be replacing the injured John Moraga on the card.
To read more about Ozkilic, check out this three part series we did this summer prior to the Banuelos fight;
PART ONE: In the Beginning
PART TWO: Welcome to America
PART THREE: Fight Night
A viewing party for Ozkilic's fight, which can be viewed online at ufc.com and mmajunkie.com will be held at the Tilted Kilt in St. Charles beginning at 2:30 p.m.
MAIN CARD (FOX)
Champ Demetrious Johnson vs. Joseph Benavidez - for UFC flyweight title
Urijah Faber vs. Michael McDonald
Nik Lentz vs. Chad Mendes
Mac Danzig vs. Joe Lauzon
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1)
Ryan LaFlare vs. Court McGee
Edson Barboza vs. Danny Castillo
Bobby Green vs. Pat Healy
Scott Jorgensen vs. Zach Makovsky
Cody McKenzie vs. Sam Stout
Roger Bowling vs. Abel Trujillo
PRELIMINARY CARD (MMAjunkie.com)
Alp Ozkilic vs. Darren Uyenoyama
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