The former K-1, Strikeforce and Dream world champion Alistair Overeem entered this fight with a mma record of 44-17-0 (89% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.8 heavyweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Daniel Cormier). He lost two consecutive bouts between 2017 and 2018, against Francis Ngannou (Alistair Overeem vs Francis Ngannou) and Curtis Blaydes (Alistair Overeem vs Curtis Blaydes), but he came back to win in November with Sergey Pavlovich (Alistair Overeem vs Sergey Pavlovich).
His opponent, the black belt in Bjj, jujutsu and 2005 world combat sambo champ Alexey Oleynik, has an official record of 57-11-1 (93% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.10 in the same weight class. He lost to Curtis Blaydes in 2017 (Alexey Oleynik vs Curtis Blaydes) but then he has won over Junior Albini and Mark Hunt (Mark Hunt vs Alexey Oleynik). Overeem vs Oleinik is the main event of UFC Fight Night 149 (UFC on ESPN+ 7). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC Fight Night 149: Overeem vs. Oleinik
Where: Yubileyny Sports Complex, St. Petersburg, Russia
Division: heavyweight (265 lbs, 120 kg)
Oleynik’s next fight: Alexey Oleynik vs Walt Harris
Overeem’s next fight: Alistair Overeem vs Jairzinho Rozenstruik
Overeem vs Oleinik Fight Video:
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