Alexey Oleynik News
Pros react after Serghei Spivac defeats Aleksei Oleinik at UFC Vegas 29
Chris Taylor - June 19, 2021
UFC Vegas 29 Results: Serghei Spivac defeats Aleksei Oleinik (Highlights)
Chris Taylor - June 19, 2021
Alexey Oleynik expecting a tough fight against Chris Daukaus in his 75th professional MMA fight
Cole Shelton - February 16, 2021
Just Scrap Radio Ep. 28 with Alexey Oleynik, Chris Daukaus, Jared Gordon, and Drakkar Klose
Cole Shelton - February 16, 2021
Pro fighters make their picks for Derrick Lewis vs. Alexey Oleynik
Cole Shelton - August 6, 2020
In the main event of UFC Vegas 6 top-10 heavyweights collide as Derrick Lewis is set to battle Alexey Oleynik. Heading into the fight, Lewis is a -200 favorite while the Russian is a +160 underdog. Ahead of the fight, BJPENN.com reached out to several pro fighters to get their predictions for the scrap. The majority of pros believe it will be Lewis getting his hand raised by knockout to extend his winning streak to three.
VIDEO | Derrick Lewis spits in Alexey Oleynik's food after order mishap
Tom Taylor - August 6, 2020
A dinner order intended for UFC heavyweight contender Alexey Oleynik somehow ended up in the hands of the man he’ll fight this Saturday night, Derrick Lewis. Lewis, not one to pass up an opportunity for some mischief, decided to add “more seasoning” by spitting in Oleynik’s food.
Alexey Oleynik asked for Derrick Lewis fight, expects to keep on competing for another 7-10 years
Cole Shelton - August 4, 2020
Alexey Oleynik always wanted to share the Octagon with Derrick Lewis and he now gets the chance to do so. In the main event of UFC Vegas 6, the Russian will be taking on Lewis. It is a very intriguing fight that the UFC wanted to headline the June 13 show according to Oleynik. But, he needed more time after his win over Fabricio Werdum.
UFC 249 Results: Aleksei Oleinik defeats Fabricio Werdum (Highlights)
Chris Taylor - May 9, 2020
Former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum returns to the Octagon at tonight’s UFC 249 event for a bout with Aleksei Oleinik. Werdum (23-8-1 MMA) has not competed since suffering a knockout loss to Alexander Volkov in March of 2018. Shortly following that setback the Brazilian submission specialist was flagged by USADA for the banned substance Trenbolone and received a two-year suspension.
Alexey Oleynik says UFC 249 fight with Fabricio Werdum is for "best motherf****r submission title"
Cole Shelton - May 6, 2020
Fabricio Werdum booked for UFC return against Alexey Oleynik
Tom Taylor - February 13, 2020
After a lengthy hiatus due to a suspension from the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum is set to return to the cage against fellow grappling specialist Alexey Oleynik. The pair will collide at UFC 250 on May 9 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. News of this bout was first reported by Evelyn Rodrigues and Raphael Marinho of the Brazilian publication Combate.
UFC San Antonio Results: Walt Harris KO's Aleksei Oleinik in mere seconds (VIDEO)
Chris Taylor - July 20, 2019
Tonight’s UFC San Antonio event is co-headlined by a heavyweight bout featuring submission specialist Aleksei Oleinik taking on Walt Harris. ‘The Big Ticket’, Harris (12-7 MMA), will enter tonight’s contest looking to build on the momentum of his first round knockout victory over Sergey Spivak at UFC Ottawa.
Alexey Oleynik says UFC San Antonio fight could be his last
Cole Shelton - July 15, 2019
Alexey Oleynik is in for a tough fight. At UFC San Antonio, the Russian is set to take on Walt Harris in the co-main event. The 42-year-old is looking to get back into the win column after losing to Alistair Overeem back in April. Although he lost the fight, Oleynik says he was happy with his performance as he showed off his skills and at one point had his opponent hurt.
UFC St. Petersburg medical suspensions: Alexey Oleynik facing lengthy sit
Tom Taylor - April 25, 2019
UFC St. Petersburg was an action-packed card, from the undercard to the Alistair Overeem vs. Alexey Oleynik main event. As is so often the case with cards of this kind, several of the fighters on the bill are facing lengthy medical suspensions, including Oleynik, who is dealing with a fractured rib after his first-round TKO loss to Overeem.
Pros react to Alistair Overeem stopping Aleksei Oleinik
Chris Taylor - April 20, 2019
A key heavyweight tilt between perennial division contenders Alistair Overeem and Aleksei Oleinik headlined today’s UFC event in Russia. Overeem entered tonight’s main event looking to build on the momentum of a first-round TKO victory he scored this past November in Beijing.
UFC St. Petersburg weigh-in results: Alistair Overeem, Alexey Oleynik get green light
Tom Taylor - April 19, 2019
This Saturday, the UFC will return to ESPN+ with the exciting UFC St. Petersburg card. This card will be topped by a key heavyweight contender bout between former Strikeforce, DREAM and K-1 champ Alistair Overeem and Russian submission specialist Alexey Oleynik. It will also feature a host of rising contenders and prospects such as Islam Makhachev, Sergei Pavlovich, Ivan Shtyrkov, and Antonina Shevchenko.
EXCLUSIVE | Alexey Oleynik might try to 'surprise' Alistair Overeem
Cole Shelton - April 18, 2019
In the main event of UFC St. Petersburg, Alistair Overeem was supposed to take on Russian Alex Volkov. However, just a few weeks from the fight, Volkov pulled out of the fight leaving the UFC searching for a replacement. After a quick text message to the man who headlined the first-ever UFC event in Russia, in Alexey Oleynik, they had a new main event. “The UFC proposed me this fight,” Oleynik told BJPENN.com. “They texted me that we need an opponent for Alistair Overeem, and I said yes I am ready. This is very important for me. If I had to choose between a big name and a non-big name I will pick the big name even if it is more dangerous. Overeem has a name and a ranking and that is most important to me. Money doesn’t matter, it is the same money.”
More reasons to watch UFC St. Petersburg
Mike Straus - April 18, 2019
The UFC will return to our screens this weekend with UFC St. Petersburg. The card is topped by a heavyweight bout between Alistair Overeem and Alexey Oleynik. A heavyweight bout at the top of the bill is a great way to pull casual fans in. However, upon further review, the seventh offering on the ESPN+ platform promises to entertain on an even deeper level.
UFC Fight Night 136: "Hunt vs. Oleinik" Live Results
Chris Taylor - September 15, 2018
The octagon invades Russia for the very first time today for the promotions UFC Fight Night 136 event. The fight card is airing exclusively on UFC Fight Pass and features an eight-bout preliminary card that started at 10:30am EST.
Mark Hunt vs. Alexey Oleynik announced as UFC Moscow main event
Tom Taylor - July 19, 2018
UFC Moscow officially has a main event. The September 15 card, which marks the UFC’s long-awaited debut in Russia, will be headlined by a heavyweight contender bout between legendary knockout artist Mark Hunt and submission savant Alexey Oleynik. This bout was first reported by MMA Team Dagestan many weeks ago, and has now been made official by the UFC.
Report | Mark Hunt expected to fill in vs Aleksei Oleinek as UFC Moscow headliner
Drake Riggs - May 24, 2018
UFC’s first visit to Russia quickly had it’s main event established…and then it was quickly taken away. One half of the initial headliner was former UFC heavyweight champion, Fabricio Werdum, who just days after the fight was made official, was notified of a USADA violation and is now unable to compete.
Alexey Oleynik to fight at UFC Moscow, Fabricio Werdum discussed as potential opponent
Tom Taylor - May 21, 2018
On Sunday evening, Russian heavyweight Alexey Oleynik posted a photo to Instagram that showed a bout agreement for the UFC’s September 15 debut in Moscow, Russia. http://www.instagram.com/p/BjBBuV0A_nr
Ezekiel choke specialist Alexey Oleynik eyes showdown with Fabricio Werdum
Tom Taylor - May 14, 2018
MMA Community reacts to another incredible Ezekiel choke submission from Alexey Oleynik
Chris Taylor - May 12, 2018
40-year-old UFC heavyweight Alexey Oleynik (53-11-1 MMA) picked up the eleventh Ezekiel choke submission victory of his career at tonight’s UFC 224 event submitting his opponent Junior Albini in the very first-round. “The Boa Constrictor” is the only man to ever record an Ezekiel choke submission win in UFC history and he has now done it twice.
UFC 224 Results: Alexey Oleynik submits Junior Albini (VIDEO)
Chris Taylor - May 12, 2018
A heavyweight fight between Alexey Oleynik and Junior Albini took place during tonight’s UFC 224 prelims from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Round one begins and Oleynik misses with a jab to the body. A follow up punch does land and the fighters clinch. Alexey presses Albini against the cage. That doesn’t last long as Junior breaks free. Albini with a nice right hand. Alexey is cut and bleeding. He circles and then comes forward with a right hand. Albini connects with a counter left hook. Alexey opts to clinch up. He drops down to the floor and pulls Junior with him. Could we see another Ezekiel choke? Yes we can as Alexey locks it in tight. Albini has nowhere to go. This one is all over. Albini is forced to tapout.