A heavyweight fight between veterans Mark Hunt (13-12-1 MMA) and Aleksei Oleinik (56-11-1 MMA) headlined tonight’s UFC Fight Night 136 event in Moscow.
Mark Hunt was last seen in action at February’s UFC 221 event in Perth, Australia where he suffered a unanimous decision loss to streaking division contender Curtis Blaydes.
Prior to that, “The Super Samoan” was coming off a fourth-round TKO victory over Derrick Lewis which took place in June of 2017.
Meanwhile, Aleksei Oleinik has won three of his last four fights with all three of those wins coming by way of submission.
“The Boa Constrictor” earned his most recent victory at May’s UFC 224 in Brazil where he submitted Junior Albini in the very first-round with an Ezekiel Choke.
Round one begins and Oleinik starts off quickly with a pair of jabs. Hunt circles along the outside of the cage and then fires off a hard low kick. Hunt with a jab now. Oleinik eats that and presses forward. He throws a right hand and then a low kick but he can’t close the distance on Hunt. Aleksei throws a wild right hand that misses and Hunt returns fire a with a big punch that connects. Somehow Oleinik is still conscious. Hunt lands another heavy low kick. Oleinik’s leg is already bright red. He shoots in for a takedown attempt but Hunt avoids and circles out. Another shot from Aleksei but Hunt once again sprawls and breaks free. Mark is gaining confidence now. He misses with a big right hand and Oleinik catches him with a left hook. That appears to stun Hunt. Oleinik shoots in and scores a takedown. One minute to go and Aleksei is on Mark’s back. He sinks in both hooks and begins working for the rear-naked choke. He sinks it in and this one is all over. Hunt is forced to tapout.
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