Volkan Oezdemir arrested on battery charge in Florida

UFCHIGHLIGHTED 20.11.2017 16:29h Author:

Volkan Oezdemir

UFC light heavyweight Volkan Oezdemir was arrested Saturday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and charged with aggravated battery causing bodily harm or disability. According to his arrest record, he was being held in the Broward County jail pending a bond hearing Sunday morning, accoring to MMAjunkie.

By mid-morning, his arrest record was updated to reflect he was being held on $10,000 bond, and later to reflect his release on bond was pending.

The state of Florida’s statute for Oezdemir’s charge says a person commits aggravated battery if he “intentionally or knowingly causes great bodily harm, permanent disability, or permanent disfigurement.”

No other details of the case were made available, and a full arrest report was not yet searchable in the Broward County Sheriff’s department’s database.

Oezdemir, a 28-year-old Switzerland native, has been training in South Florida with Combat Club, a team that formed in the wake of the general dissolution of the Blackzilians.


The UFC has not yet commented on Oezdemir’s arrest.