Serkan Ozcaglayan Calls Out Tyron Woodley for GLORY Kickboxing Showdown

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The dangerous knockout striker Serkan Ozcaglayan has called out former UFC world champion Tyron Woodley for a showdown in GLORY Kickboxing.

The Turkish-Dutch kickboxer Ozcaglayan is coming off two consecutive knockout victories in GLORY’s middleweight division. The 28-year-old is very likely next in line to challenge for the middleweight title. Before his middleweight championship match has been confirmed, Ozcaglayan wants to face Tyron Woodley.

Serkan Ozcaglayan wants Tyron Woodley in Kickboxing

In an interview after his most recent victory at GLORY 83, Ozcaglayan declared:

“I want to say one more thing. Two weeks ago I received a message from America. Tyron Woodley. He’s a famous MMA fighter. People who are familiar with Mixed Martial Arts know him. I heard he wants to switch to kickboxing. That he’s tired of doing MMA. That he’s done rolling on the ground and just wants to fight standing up. He’s a middleweight.”

Serkan Ozcaglayan concluded with:

“Hereby I invite him to the most beautiful organization in the world: GLORY. So, Tyron Woodley, you’re very welcome.”

The top-ranked middleweight kickboxer wants to welcome Tyron Woodley to the world of kickboxing. The former UFC world champion is a free agent and has no fights currently booked. The US-born athlete Tyron Woodley is an MMA veteran of 27 bouts and has a background as an accomplished collegiate wrestler.

The ex-UFC fighter recently expressed interest in competing in kickboxing. In an interview with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour, he said:

“I think I’m gonna fight in a kickboxing fight. Every time I kick somebody they hit the ground, why don’t I kick people more? ACLs torn, knocked Jake Shields down a couple of times, I even knocked ‘Wonderboy’ down when I kicked, broke my foot on Fatselum when I kicked him in the Kung Fu Panda belly. I kick hard, so why wouldn’t I think about that?” [Transcript courtesy of MMA Mania]

See Serkan Ozcaglayan’s Interview with Tim Wheaton of MMA Sucka below:

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Timothy Wheaton is a combat sports writer who covers MMA, Kickboxing, and Muay Thai. He has been an avid follower of these sports since 2005. Tim is a host alongside Frazer Krohn on the MMA Sucka Podcast.

With MMA Sucka, Tim has contributed interviews, articles, and podcasts. He has also represented MMA Sucka in person at live Bellator and GLORY Kickboxing events.

Tim also works with a host of other media sites such as Calf Kick Sports, Sportskeeda MMA, Low Kick MMA, Vecht Sport Info, Fighters First, and Beyond Kickboxing. Tim is is the authority on kickboxing and MMA journalist who has covered K-1, PRIDE FC, UFC, GLORY Kickboxing, Bellator, ONE Championship, and plenty more.

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