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.
The twelve-bout fight card is headlined by a heavyweight fight between veterans Mark Hunt (13-12-1 MMA) and Aleksei Oleinik (56-11-1 MMA).
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.
In the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 136 light heavyweight staple Jan Blachowicz will square off with the returning Nikita Krylov.
Blachowicz will enter the contest on a three-fight winning streak, his latest being a thrilling decision victory over Jimi Manuwa in March.
As for Nikita Krylov, the 26-year-old went a perfect 4-0 while fighting outside of the UFC. Krylov earned all four of his victories by way of stoppage, capturing the FNG Light Heavyweight Championship with a knockout of Fabio Maldonado in his most recent effort.
Get all of the UFC Fight Night 136 live results below:
UFC Fight Night 136 Main Card (UFC Fight Pass @ 2 p.m. EST)
Mark Hunt vs. Aleksei Oleinik – Oleinik def. Hunt via submission (rear-naked choke) in Round 1
Jan Blachowicz vs. Nikita Krylov – Blachowicz def. Krylov via submission (arm triangle) in Round 2
Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Andrei Arlovski – Abdurakhimov def. Arlovski via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
Thiago Alves vs. Alexey Kunchenko – Kunchenko def. Alves via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
UFC Fight Night 136 Prelims (UFC Fight Pass @ 10:30 a.m. EST)
Khalid Murtazaliev vs. C.B. Dollaway – Murtazaliev def. Dollaway via TKO at 5:00 of Round 2
Jin Soo Son vs. Petr Yan – Yan def. Son via unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
Kajan Johnson vs. Rustam Khabilov – Khabilov def. Johnson via split-decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Desmond Green vs. Mairbek Taisumov – Taisumov defeats Green via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Magomed Ankalaev vs. Marcin Prachnio – Ankalaev def. Prachnio via KO (headkick) at 3:09 of Round 1
Jordan Johnson vs. Adam Yandiev – Johnson def. Yandiev via submission (arm triangle) at :46 of Round 2
Ramazan Emeev vs. Claudio Silva – Emeev def. Sekulic by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-26)
Merab Dvalishvili vs. Terrion Ware – Dvalishvili def. Ware by unanimous decision (30-25 x3)