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ALEXEY OLEYNIK

AGE

41

RECORD

57-12-1

REACH

80”

HEIGHT

6'2"

WEIGHT

235LB

STANCE

ORTHODOX

CAMP

ARCHANGEL MICHAEL, EKATERINBURG

HOMETOWN

MOSCOW, RUSSIA

Fighter Highlights

RECENT FIGHTS

LAST FIGHT APRIL 2019 UFC FIGHT NIGHT 149 – VS ALISTAIR OVEREEM

RESULT – LOST VIA 1st RD TKO (PUNCHES)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Both fighters are in their orthodox stances. Oleynik comes out strong and immediately takes the center. Overeem quickly initiates the clinch. Oleynik pulls the guard and he starts working for submissions. Overeem is in the guard position. He is putting strong pressure on Oleynik. Oleynik rolls and gives his back. He explodes back to his feet and eats a hard knee from Overeem! Oleynik starts walking Overeem down. He moves in with a right hand but eats another knee to the body! 1st min in Overeem follows with a trip but Oleynik stays on his feet. Oleynik explodes and catches Overeem with the right hand!!! Oleynik pushes with more punches! Big shots are landing for Oleynik! Overeem is covering himself well!!! Oleynik decides to clinch. Overeem manages to separate. Oleynik moves in but Overeem lands a perfectly timed knee to the body! Oleynik clinches and starts landing hard uppercuts to the body. Overeem separates once again. Oleynik is the aggressor. He steps forward once again! He is landing hard punches! Overeem is doing a good job blocking the punches. He clinches and reverses. Overeem separates. Oleynik continues to explode with the punches. He is wasting a lot of energy early. Halfway in, Overeem is trying to create some space for the knees. He reverses the clinch and lands a nasty knee to the body!!! He follows with a couple of uppercuts! Oleynik is responding with the body punches. He reverses the clinch and separates. Oleynik closes the distance and lands a big right hook to the body. Overeem clinches. Overeem is patient; he is looking to weather the storm. Big knee to the body lands for Overeem! Another switch knee to the head this time!!! Oleynik is taking the shots well. He pushes with the right hand against the fence and starts landing! 1 min to go, both fighters are reversing the clinch positions. Overeem pushes Oleynik to the center and explodes with the knees to the head!!! Oleynik is hurt!!! Another knee drops Oleynik!!! Overeem jumps all over him!!! Oleynik turns his back!!! Overeem is pushing for a finish with the brutal elbows and punches!!! The referee steps in and stops the fight!!!

WATCH FIGHT

SEPTEMBER 2018 UFC FIGHT NIGHT 136 – VS MARK HUNT

RESULT – WON VIA 1st RD SUBMISSION (REAR-NAKED CHOKE)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Both fighters are in the orthodox stances. Oleynik takes the center and starts pressuring forward. Hunt opens the fight with a hard leg kick! Both fighters are measuring their range. Oleynik presses forward with the punches but Hunt escapes. Oleynik steps in and lands a left hook. Both fighters are respecting the power of each other. 1st min in, Hunt is looking relaxed. He is looking for the openings. Oleynik is exploding with the punches but he is missing with all of them. Hunt lands another hard leg kick! He fires an overhand right and lands! Incredible speed by Hunt! Oleynik shakes the punch and continues with the pressure. He is displaying his durability. Hunt establishes the jab. Hunt starts throwing faints. He is looking confident now. Hunt lands a jab. Oleynik has a hard time closing the distance. Halfway in, Oleynik grabs the single leg. Hunt defends and lands another leg kick on the lead leg of Oleynik. Hunt is outboxing Oleynik from his distance. He is looking like a sharper fighter. Hunt misses with the overhand right. Oleynik explodes and lands a big left hook and Hunt losses his balance! Hunt recovers but this shot clearly cracked him. Oleynik dives for a single leg. Hunt defends but Oleynik takes the body lock and scores the takedown! Oleynik immediately takes the back and he is looking to put his arm under the chin! 1 min to go, Hunt defends the submission. Oleynik shoots for the rear-naked choke once again!!! This time the choke is in!!! Hunt taps out!!!!

WATCH FIGHT

MAY 2018 UFC 224 – VS JUNIOR ALBINI

RESULT – WON VIA 1st RD SUBMISSION (EZEKIEL CHOKE)

Analysis

Rd 1 – Both fighters are in the orthodox stances. Oleynik takes the center and starts walking Albini down. He explodes with the right hand. Just misses. Oleynik presses forward once again and initiates the clinch against the fence. Albini separates. Oleynik lands a nice leg kick. Albini counters with the right hand and lands. 1st min in, Both fighters exchange punches in the center as Oleynik initiates the clinch. Albini sneaks the knee to the body and lands. Oleynik sticks with the jab. He explodes with the right hand but eats a left hook counter. Albini clinches and pushes Oleynik down to the mat. He is in the half guard position. Oleynik shoots for the Ezekiel choke from the bottom!!! What a move by Oleynik!!! Albini tries to defend!!! Albini taps out!!!

WATCH FIGHT

RECORD BREAKDOWN

70 MATCHES 57 WINS 12 LOSSES
KNOCKOUT 8 6
SUBMISSION 45 2
DECISION 4 4
DRAWS 1
NO CONTEST

 

FIGHTER THINGS TO NOTE

  • Oleynik is a grappling based fighter and one of the most experienced MMA fighters in the world.
  • Oleynik is an explosive fighter who likes putting strong pressure on his opponents from the beginning.
  • As of the Overeem fight, he had 46 first round finishes, incredible!
  • He is pushing a high pace from the start in order to finish the fight as soon as possible which his record proves.
  • Oleynik has awkward but effective standup skills. He is ducking his head down and exploding with the punches over the top but this leaves him open for the counter uppercuts.
  • He is always exploding with the volume strikes and likes to follow them with single leg takedowns.
  • His wrestling offense is very powerful as seen against Hunt.
  • Also, his chin is like a rock. He can take a punch as seen against Hunt.
  • He does his best work on the mat. He doesn’t care if he is on the bottom or top, he is dangerous everywhere.
  • His submission arsenal is impressive. He owns only 2 Ezekiel submissions inside the UFC octagon.