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MICHAŁ OLEKSIEJCZUK

AGE

24

RECORD

14-2-0 (1)

REACH

74”

HEIGHT

6'0"

WEIGHT

205LBS

STANCE

SOUTHPAW

CAMP

GORNIK LECZNA

HOMETOWN

BARKI, POLAND

Fighter Highlights

RECENT FIGHTS

LAST FIGHT APRIL 2019 UFC FIGHT NIGHT 149 – VS GADZHIMURAD ANTIGULOV

RESULT – WON VIA 1st RD KO (PUNCH)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Antigulov is in the orthodox stance. Oleksiejczuk is in the southpaw stance. Antigulov comes out aggressive and immediately explodes with a couple of hard right hands and lands! Oleksiejczuk escapes with his footwork. Oleksiejczuk starts pressuring Antigulov. Antigulov pushes with the right once again but eats a hard counter uppercut!!! Antigulov goes down!!! He explodes back to his feet and eats another uppercut!!! He goes down once again!!! Antigulov recovers and gets back to his feet. Antigulov presses forward like a mad man! Oleksiejczuk counters with another nasty uppercut and knocks Antigulov down!!!

WATCH FIGHT

FEBRUARY 2019 UFC FIGHT NIGHT 145 – VS GIAN VILLANTE

RESULT – WON VIA 1st RD TKO (PUNCHES)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Michal is in the southpaw stance. Villante is in the orthodox stance. Villante immediately takes the center. Oleksiejczuk is moving a lot from side to side. He opens the fight with a right hand over the top. Both fighters are setting up their timing. Villante lands a couple of inside leg kicks. Oleksiejczuk is putting strong pressure on Villante. Villante has a hard time closing the distance. Big right hand lands for Villante! Oleksiejczuk absorbs and presses forward with the right hand and lands! Both fighters are aggressive. Villante is accurate with the counters. 1st min in, He is mixing his combinations with the kicks. Oleksiejczuk is attacking for all angles. Nice left hand lands for Oleksiejczuk. Villante fires a right hand but eats a hard left hook to the body! Villante is hurt!!! He goes down as Oleksiejczuk follows him with more punches!!! The referee stops the fight!!!

WATCH FIGHT

DECEMBER 2017 UFC 219 – VS KHALIL ROUNTREE

RESULT – NO CONTEST (OVERTURNED BY NSAC)

Analysis

Rd 1 – Oleksiejczuk is in the southpaw stance. Rountree comes out in the orthodox stance.   Rountree opens the fight with a kick to the body. Oleksiejczuk initiates the clinch. Rountree separates and connects with another hard body kick! Oleksiejczuk moves in and lands big left hand! Oleksiejczuk is looking faster with the punches. Rountree lands a beautiful leg kick but eats a right straight counter from Michal. 1st min in, Rountree is on his back foot. Oleksiejczuk steps into the pocket and they both exchange! Oleksiejczuk times the next kick and catches the leg. Oleksiejczuk scores a single leg takedown. He is working for a position. Rountree sets up the guillotine choke! Oleksiejczuk is defending well. Rountree is committed to a choke! Oleksiejczuk is in trouble early! Rountree lets go of the choke and starts exploding with the punches! Oleksiejczuk is displaying good head movement as he escapes most of them! Nice left hand lands for Rountree! He takes a couple of deep breaths. He is using a lot of energy early both fighters are in each other space and trading punches. Oleksiejczuk starts firing quick one-two combos. Big left hand lands for Oleksiejczuk! He is unloading on Rountree! Another huge left hand lands for Oleksiejczuk! He is outboxing Rountree in the second part of the round! 1 min to go, Rountree is slowing down! Oleksiejczuk starts mixing it up with the kicks to the body! Big inside elbow lands for Oleksiejczuk! He is on fire! Rountree is clearly tired! He covers himself and eats a big knee to the body! Oleksiejczuk is picking Rountree apart from the distance. 10-9 Oleksiejczuk

Rd 2 – Oleksiejczuk takes the center and starts marching forward. Rountree is holding his hands low. Nice left hand lands for Oleksiejczuk l! Rountree counters with a body kick but eats another left hand! Rountree doesn’t have the same speed in this round. He connects with a right hook but there is not much power behind. Oleksiejczuk continues with the pressure and he starts landing nice one-two combinations. Oleksiejczuk starts landing nice body-head combinations. Rountree has a hard time keeping his distance. He is breathing heavily as Oleksiejczuk keeps coming forward with the straight punches. Nice short uppercut lands for Oleksiejczuk! Rountree fires a right hook but eats a hard uppercut! Rountree is in all sorts of troubles! Halfway in, Oleksiejczuk is confident and a much fresher fighter. Rountree is exhausted in the middle of the round. Oleksiejczuk continues to tire him out with the body shots. Rountree lands a right hand but his punches are very slow. Big kick to the body lands for Oleksiejczuk! Rountree is constantly on the back foot. Oleksiejczuk is mixing his attacks well in this fight so far. Big hook to the body lands for Oleksiejczuk! He is controlling the pace and tempo of the fight. Rountree shows his toughness as he lands a right hand. Oleksiejczuk is constantly in his face. Rountree is dropping his hands low. Oleksiejczuk initiates the clinch and eats a big knee to the body! However, Oleksiejczuk quickly counters with a nasty body shot and lands! Rountree is getting dominated on the feet. Oleksiejczuk is relentless with his pressure. 10-9 Oleksiejczuk

Rd 3 – Rountree takes the center. Both fighters are swinging and missing. Oleksiejczuk fires a leg kick and lands. Rountree starts firing hard punches! Oleksiejczuk covers and blocks most of them! Rountree is using a lot of energy early. Oleksiejczuk quickly level changes for a single leg and scores a single leg takedown. Oleksiejczuk is in the guard position. 1st min in, Rountree is looking exhausted on the bottom. Oleksiejczuk lands a couple of short body punches. Rountree tries to stay busy from the bottom. He scrambles but Oleksiejczuk shows his great top control and holds him down. Oleksiejczuk has a hard time posturing and landing some ground and pound. It looks like he is also slowing down. Halfway in, Oleksiejczuk finally starts opening up with the hammer fists. He makes a transition to side control. Rountree is in a bad spot! Oleksiejczuk is putting strong pressure on him. Rountree is looking beaten and desperate on the bottom. The referee warns the fighters to work. Rountree scrambles and gives his back to Oleksiejczuk. Oleksiejczuk drags him back down and continues to work from side control. Oleksiejczuk is looking to isolate the arm. Rountree scrambles and gets the half guard back. Oleksiejczuk is passive from the top position. However, he is fighting a smart fight. Oleksiejczuk postures and lands a couple of hard right hands as the round ends! 10-9 Oleksiejczuk

WATCH FIGHT

RECORD BREAKDOWN

17 MATCHES 14 WINS 2 LOSSES
KNOCKOUT 10 1
SUBMISSION 1 1
DECISION 3 0
DRAWS
NO CONTEST

 

FIGHTER THINGS TO NOTE

  • Oleksiejczuk is a talented and motivated standup fighter with good wrestling skills.
  • His standup is very good. He is constantly moving from side to side and always throwing volume strikes.
  • He is mixing his attacks to the head and body all the time as seen against Villante.
  • His timing on the counter punches was perfect against Antigulov. He was destroying him with the counter uppercuts.
  • Against Villante, Oleksiejczuk was firing his punches from all angles. His boxing was looking sharp.
  • Oleksiejczuk is a high pace fighter. He is constantly coming at you with the volume or level changes.
  • Against Rountree, Oleksiejczuk has shown great conditioning.
  • He was doing a good job of following his punches with the level changes against Rountree.
  • On the mat, Oleksiejczuk is establishing strong top control. He is always busy with the short punches.
  • Oleksiejczuk is always calm and focused. He did a good job of surviving an early storm against Villante and Antigulov.