Overeem vs Oleinik is one more great fight of Ultimate Fighting Championship. It is the main event of UFC Fight Night 149. It’s the heavyweight bout which will take place in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Both heavyweights will have a serious confrontation. Review our thoughts on this bout here below.
On the 20th of April, the event will mark the UFC‘s first visit to Saint Petersburg and the second in Russia. In the main event of the evening former Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion Alistair “The Reem” Overeem (44-17, 1NC) will face Aleksei “The Boa Constrictor” Oleinik (57-11-1). This fight will take place at Yubileyny Sports Palace. A heavyweight bout between Alistair Overeem and Alexander Volkov was planned to headline this event but Volkov pulled out dua health issues, so he was replaced by Aleksei Oleinik.
Alistair Overeem is coming off a TKO win against then-unbeaten Sergey Pavlovich back in November at UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Ngannou 2. “The Reem” is former Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion also the 2010 K-1 World Grand Prix Champion. The 38 years old heavyweight in a fighting game is for a long time. He is a very experienced fighter, a world-class striker, has strong knees. Moreover, Overeem fights smart and patiently. Also, he has real power in his hands and can knock out any heavyweight in the division.
Aleksei Oleinik last fought in September. Then he headlined UFC Moscow card in a fight against Mark Hunt. Oleinik won that fight by submission in the first round by rear-naked choke. 41 years old Ukrainian is 6-2 in the UFC octagon and all his wins coming by stoppage. In addition, “The Boa Constrictor” is a great grappler, has a great submission game. Moreover, Oleinik’s Ezekiel chokes became his signature submission.
These fighters never met each other in the octagon.
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