Next fight of Aleksey Oleynik is not determined yet.
The next fight of MMA fighter Alexey Oleynik at the UFC tournament in Russia may be canceled. This was stated by the athlete himself. Earlier it became known that the American fighter Walt Harris failed a doping test. Harris was supposed to be an opponent to Oleynik at the tournament in St. Petersburg.
MMA fighter Alexey Oleynik of Russia asked the leadership of UFC to organize him fight with top opponent: “Immediately after the fight with Hunt on September 15, I asked for a bout with a top opponent,” Oleynik said.
Alexey Oleynik, the fighter of Archangel Michael club signed a new contract with UFC for eight fights. Alexey noted that the contract was signed on more attractive terms, and spoke about his desire to meet with top five fighters including the former heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic and the second number in the UFC rating Derrick Lewis.
Russian UFC heavyweight veteran Alexey Oleynik is planning to hold his next fight against former champion Stipe Miocic: “Everyone knows that the current heavyweight division champion Daniel Cormier took the duel with Derrick Lewis on a short notice. What options are there now for Miocic, who is upset that he wasn’t given an immediate rematch with Cormier? One of the fighters who want to test their strength in battle with Stipe is Alexey Oleynik,” said famous journalist Ariel Helwani.
UFC paid the fighters who competed at the Fight Night tournament in Moscow $1.9 million of all purses and bonuses. In the main event Alexey Oleynik strangled the New Zealander Mark Hunt with a stifling technique. In other fights Jan Blachovich strangled Nikita Krylov and Shamil Abdurakhimov beat Andrei Arlovski by unanimous decision.