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Alistair Overeem’s nomadic MMA journey has found a new Elevation

If he accomplishes nothing else from this point forward, Alistair Overeem will go down as one of the most nomadic fighters in MMA’s young history, turning up for training camps …read more

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UFC St. Petersburg medical suspensions: Alexey Oleynik facing lengthy sit

UFC St. Petersburg was an action-packed card, from the undercard to the Alistair Overeem vs. Alexey Oleynik main event.

As is so often the case with cards of this kind, …read more

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UFC rankings update: Nate Diaz exits, Alistair Overeem climbs

The official UFC rankings have been updated in the wake of Saturday’s UFC St. Petersburg card, and as expected there have been some notable changes. The biggest change, however, seems …read more

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Fractured Oleinik Draws Six-Month Suspension

When you let a fighter with the size and strength of Alistair Overeem knee you repeatedly in the ribs, there’s a pretty good chance that one (or more) of them …read more

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UFC St. Petersburg Medical Suspensions: Alexey Oleynik Facing Potential 180-Day Layoff

Alexey Oleynik is facing a potentially lengthy layoff following his loss to Alistair Overeem in the UFC St. Petersburg headliner this past Saturday. …read more

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Posted on April 24, 2019, 4:46 pm By
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USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie MMA rankings, April 23: Where to rank Alistair Overeem, Islam Makhachev, Roxie Modafferi?

UFC on ESPN+ 7 on Saturday in St. Petersburg, Russia, produced a series of interesting results.
The ageless Alistair Overeem was victorious in the main event, taking big shots from late …read more

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Triple Take: On Alistair Overeem's enduring legacy after 20 years in combat sports

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At Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 7 event in Russia, Alistair Overeem dispatched of 70-fight veteran Aleksei Oleinik with relative ease, earning his second consecutive …read more

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Aleksei Oleinik Speaks On UFC St. Petersburg Loss

Aleksei Oleinik has spoken out on his defeat at the hands of Alistair Overeem. Oleinik did battle with Overeem in the main event of UFC St. Petersburg this past Saturday …read more

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Posted on April 22, 2019, 2:46 pm By
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Alexey Oleynik issues statement on loss to Alistair Overeem

Over the weekend, in the main event of UFC St. Petersburg, Russian heavyweight contender Alexey Oleynik stepped into the Octagon with former Strikeforce, DREAM and K-1 heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem.

Oleynik …read more

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RECAP! ‘The Reem’ Rallies, Crushes Oleinik In The First!

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight veterans Alistair Overeem and Aleksei Oleinik threw down yesterday afternoon (Sat., April 20, 2019) at UFC on ESPN+ 7 from inside Yubileyny Sports Palace in …read more

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What’s next for UFC St. Petersburg main event fighters?

The Octagon headed to St. Petersburg, Russia for UFC Fight Night 149 on Saturday. In the main event, Alistair Overeem took on Alexey Oleynik.

Alexey found some success early …read more

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Sean Shelby's Shoes: What's next for Alistair Overeem and UFC on ESPN+ 7's other key winners?

After every event, fans wonder whom the winners will be matched up with next.
And with another night of UFC action in the rearview mirror, it’s time to look forward, put …read more

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Posted on April 21, 2019, 5:46 pm By
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5 biggest takeaways from UFC on ESPN+ 7, including Alistair Overeem's refusal to go quietly

What really mattered at UFC on ESPN+ 7 in St. Petersburg on Saturday? Here’s a thing or five.
1. The big guy’s still got it – in brief bursts
The way Aleksei …read more

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Posted on April 21, 2019, 4:46 pm By
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As for the resilient Alistair Overeem, you can tell a lot by a man’s smirk

If we’re being honest, Saturday’s main event in St. Petersburg wasn’t the most fetching affair, but there’s something about Alistair Overeem’s laissez-faire attitude that shouldn’t be ignored. This time it …read more

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Posted on April 21, 2019, 3:16 pm By
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Overeem: ‘It’s too soon’ to talk about title shots even after UFC St. Petersburg win

Veteran fighter Alistair Overeem is not yet ready to talk about title shots, even after his first-round TKO win over Alexey Oleinik. Alistair Overeem notched his second straight win …read more

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Alistair Overeem still wants to fight Alexander Volkov

Though Alistair Overeem is one of the most storied heavyweight fighters in mixed martial arts history, he still doesn’t feel his main event victory at UFC on ESPN+ 7 on …read more

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UFC St. Petersburg video recap: Overeem stops Oleinik with strikes

Alistair Overeem took out Aleksei Oleinik with strikes in the first round of the UFC St. Petersburg main event. Alistair Overeem vs. Aleksei Oleinik was tons of fun for …read more

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UFC St. Petersburg results: Alistair Overeem finishes Aleksei Oleinik in first round

Alistair Overeem covered up and took Aleksei Oleinik’s best shots. Then he delivered one of his own that put the Russian away.
After avoiding Oleinik’s crafty submissions, Overeem unleashed a knee …read more

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Alistair Overeem still wants Alexander Volkov fight, targets September return

Saturday night couldn’t have gone much better for Alistair Overeem.
The UFC Saint Petersburg main event at Yubileyny Sports Palace saw Overeem make short work of fellow heavyweight veteran Aleksei Oleinik, …read more

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Alistair Overeem still wants to fight Alexander Volkov

UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem had two weeks to adjust to the idea he’d be facing former training partner Aleksei Oleinik.
But Overeem (45-17 MMA, 10-6 UFC) hasn’t forgotten about his originally …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 7 St. Petersburg ‘Overeem vs Oleinik’ - 6th Round Post-Fight Show

Zane Simon & Eddie Mercado are here to breakdown this Saturday’s, April 20th, UFC on ESPN+ 7 event results. The main event featured a heavyweight bout between Alistair Overeem and …read more

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Posted on April 20, 2019, 10:46 pm By
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Alistair Overeem explains why he’s not ready to start talking about title shots just yet

Alistair Overeem knows that mixed martial arts is always built on the principle of ‘what have you done for me lately?’.
In his case after suffering back-to-back losses by knockout, Overeem …read more

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Pros react to Alistair Overeem stopping Aleksei Oleinik

A key heavyweight tilt between perennial division contenders Alistair Overeem and Aleksei Oleinik headlined today’s UFC event in Russia.

Overeem entered tonight’s main event looking to build on the momentum of …read more

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Fighters blown away by Alistair Overeem’s knees from the clinch

Alistair Overeem took out friend and former training partner Aleksei Oleinik with a first-round finish at UFC on ESPN+ 7 on Saturday in St. Petersburg, Russia. True to form, The …read more

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UFC St. Petersburg video highlights: Overeem TKOs Oleinik

Check out the full-fight video highlights of Alistair Overeem finishing Aleksei Oleinik in the UFC St. Petersburg main event. The UFC’s #7 ranked heavyweight Alistair Overeem just took out …read more

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Alistair Overeem bludgeons Aleksei Oleinik to earn first round TKO at UFC Russia main event

Alistair Overeem had no problem traveling into enmy territory and walking out with his second straight first round finish.
On Saturday. Overeem faced local favorite Aleksei Oleinik in the main event …read more

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Alistair Overeem vs. Alexei Oleinik full fight video highlights

Watch Alistair Overeem vs. Alexei Oleinik full fight video highlights from UFC St. Petersburg’s main event above, courtesy of UFC.
UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Oleinik took place April 20 at …read more

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UFC St. Petersburg results: Alistair Overeem weathers storm, KOs Aleksei Oleinik in first round

Alistair Overeem could get used to this whole Russia thing.
Competing in the country for just the third time, Overeem (45-17, 1 NC) picked up an impressive first-round TKO of Aleksei …read more

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Posted on April 20, 2019, 8:16 pm By
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UFC St. Petersburg in Tweets: Pros react to Alistair Overeem vs. Alexei Oleinik, more

Alistair Overeem continues to get it done.
The 38-year-old heavyweight notched win No. 45 on Saturday night, besting Alexei Oleinik via first-round TKO after a wild, back-and-forth affair in the main …read more

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Alistair Overeem Stops Alexey Oleynik In Opening Frame at UFC Fight Night 149

In a pivotal matchup between heavyweight contenders, it was Alistair Overeem who reigned supreme in the main event of UFC Fight Night 149 on Saturday night in St. Petersburg, Russia. …read more

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Posted on April 20, 2019, 8:16 pm By
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UFC on ESPN+ 7 Results: Alistair Overeem TKO’s Aleksei Oleinik (VIDEO)

A heavyweight bout featuring perennial division contenders Alistair Overeem and Aleksei Oleinik headlined today’s UFC event in St. Petersburg.

Alistair Overeem was last seen in action at November’s UFC …read more

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UFC St. Petersburg results: Overeem Survives, Ends Oleinik With Gorgeous Knees

Heavyweight contenders Alistair Overeem (#7) and Alexey Oleinik (#9) faced each other today (Saturday, April 20, 2019) inside Yubileyny Sports Palace in Saint Petersburg, streaming only on ESPN+. Overeem was …read more

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UFC St. Petersburg: ‘Overeem Vs. Oleinik’ Full Fight Preview

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight finishers Alistair Overeem and Aleksei Oleinik will clash today (April 20, 2019) from Yubileyny Sports Palace in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
A pair of bad knockout …read more

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UFC St. Petersburg live results, discussion, play by play

Live, blow-by-blow updates for today’s UFC event in Russia, which is headlined by a heavyweight matchup between Alistair Overeem and Alexey Oleinik. Join us today (Saturday, April 20th) on …read more

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UFC St. Petersburg Results: Overeem vs. Oleinik

Today (Sat. April 20, 2019) UFC St. Petersburg will go down from the Yubileyny Sports Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia. In the main event of the night, Alistair Overeem and …read more

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Posted on April 20, 2019, 5:16 am By
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UFC St. Petersburg: Alistair Overeem vs. Alexey Oleinik Toe-to-Toe Preview

Phil and David breakdown everything you need to know about Overeem vs. Oleinik for UFC St. Petersburg and everything you don’t about Alistair Overeem vs. Alexey Oleinik headlines …read more

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UFC St. Petersburg odds: Overeem favored to finish Oleinik

Check out the betting odds for Saturday’s early UFC St. Petersburg card, where Alistair Overeem is comfortbaly favored over Alexey Oleinik in the main event. The UFC is taking their …read more

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Alistair Overeem’s Top 5 UFC Knockouts

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Alistair Overeem has 39 career victories via stoppage. We count down his top five knockouts in the UFC since his first fight with the promotion in 2011.
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Posted on April 19, 2019, 10:16 pm By
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Fighter On Fighter: Breaking Down ‘The Reem!’

Well-traveled contender, Alistair Overeem, will look to have his hand raised opposite submission ace, Aleksei Oleinik, this Saturday (April 20, 2019) from inside Yubileyny Sports Palace in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Longtime …read more

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UFC St. Petersburg Betting Odds: Is your money on Alistair Overeem or Aleksei Oleinik?

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Russia this week for a heavyweight showdown that could determine who remains as one of the contenders to current UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier.
UFC …read more

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UFC Fight Night 149 Weigh-in Results: Every Fighter Makes Weight

Every fighter made weight for the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s second trip to Russia, where it will bring a card headlined by a heavyweight clash between Alistair Overeem and Alexey Oleynik. …read more

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UFC St. Petersburg: Overeem vs. Oleinik Weigh-in Video

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The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Russia this week for UFC on ESPN+ 7, featuring Alistair Overeem and Aleksei Oleinik in a battle to remain relevant at the …read more

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Khabib Laments Lack Of Promotion For Russian Fighters

The UFC returns to Russia this Saturday in Saint Petersburg with a UFC Fight Night card on ESPN+ headlined by Alistair Overeem vs. Alexei Oleinik. Past that, the event’s got …read more

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UFC St. Petersburg weigh-in results: Alistair Overeem, Alexey Oleynik get green light

This Saturday, the UFC will return to ESPN+ with the exciting UFC St. Petersburg card.

This card will be topped by a key heavyweight contender bout between former Strikeforce, DREAM …read more

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Alistair Overeem reveals ‘little bit of history’ he and opponent Alexey Oleynik share

Alistair Overeem will return to the Octagon when he meets fellow heavyweight veteran Alexey Oleynik on April 20 at UFC St. Petersburg. And considering that the two men share over …read more

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Alistair Overeem vs. Aleksei Oleinik official following weigh-ins at UFC Fight Night in Russia

The fighters competing at UFC Fight Night in Saint Petersburg, Russia hit the scale on Friday ahead of the card taking place on Saturday with the main event featuring former …read more

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Fighter On Fighter: Breaking Down ‘Boa Constrictor!’

Incredible submission specialist, Aleksei Oleinik, will challenge decorated Strikeforce and K-1 champion, Alistair Overeem, this Saturday (April 20, 2019) at UFC Fight Night 149 from inside Yubileyny Sports Palace in …read more

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Aleksei Oleinik Admits He Couldn’t Submit Alistair Overeem When They Trained Together

Former training partners Aleksei Oleinik and Alistair Overeem will headline UFC Saint Petersburg this weekend (Sat. April 20, 2019). The show goes down from the Yubileyny Sports Palace in Saint …read more

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Alistair Overeem Doesn’t Think Aleksei Oleinik Fight Gets Out Of Second Round

Two of the most experienced heavyweights in mixed martial arts (MMA) history will meet this weekend (Sat. April 20, 2019). Alistair Overeem and Aleksei Oleinik will headline UFC Saint Petersburg …read more

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Aleksei Oleinik trained extensively with Alistair Overeem, says he couldn't ever tap 'The Reem'

You know that gaudy submission record of Aleksei Oleinik, the one that shows 45 career victories via tapout? “The Boa Constrictor” admits it might be completely worthless at this weekend’s …read more

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EXCLUSIVE | Alexey Oleynik might try to ‘surprise’ Alistair Overeem

In the main event of UFC St. Petersburg, Alistair Overeem was supposed to take on Russian Alex Volkov. However, just a few weeks from the fight, Volkov pulled out of …read more

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Alistair Overeem won't talk smack about friend Aleksei Oleinik, but expects fight to end in second

Alistair Overeem says he likes friend and former training partner Aleksei Oleinik too much to talk bad about him ahead of Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 7, but “The Demolition Man” …read more

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Alistair Overeem looks back on his demolition of Brock Lesnar

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UFC and MMA veteran Alistair Overeem looks back at his high-profile UFC debut against Brock Lesnar at UFC 141 which closed out 2011. Overeem next faces Alexey Oleinik …read more

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More reasons to watch UFC St. Petersburg

The UFC will return to our screens this weekend with UFC St. Petersburg. The card is topped by a heavyweight title between Alistair Overeem and Alexey Oleynik.

A heavyweight bout …read more

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Alistair Overeem explains what has kept him from retiring

Former Strikeforce, DREAM and K-1 heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem has been fighting for a very long time. And despite his long history in the rings and cages of the world’s …read more

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Overeem: ‘I’d probably be retired by now’ if I didn’t switch teams so much

Alistair Overeem believes his career would’ve gone a different path if he did not switch teams over the years. Heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem has been part of several high-profile …read more

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Alistair Overeem Thinks He’d Have Retired By Now If He Hadn’t Switched Gyms

Longtime mixed martial arts (MMA) veteran Alistair Overeem has trained all over the world and with some of the best the sport has to offer. Overeem has been with gyms …read more

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Unbeaten Sergey Spivak steps in to fight Walt Harris at UFC Ottawa

Walt Harris will be making a trip to Canada after all.
Less than a week after seeing originally scheduled opponent Aleksei Oleinik moved as a replacement to fight Alistair Overeem in …read more

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Alistair Overeem says he’d be ‘retired by now’ if he hadn’t changed teams throughout his career

Alistair Overeem is no stranger to trying something new.
The 38-year-old heavyweight has maintained a startling level of relevancy in combat sports throughout the past two decades, in large part because …read more

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Posted on April 9, 2019, 1:16 pm By
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Watch the MMA Hour with Alistair Overeem, Garry Tonon in studio, Jack Hermansson, Monday Morning Analyst, Sound Off and more at 12 p.m. ET

12 p.m.: Show open. After a brief introduction, look ahead to UFC 236’s main event between Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier. What big boxing fight does this lightweight MMA clash …read more

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Alexander Volkov out of UFC St. Petersburg main event, Aleksei Oleinik steps in to fight Alistair Overeem

Aleksei Oleinik is getting an unexpected second straight main event opportunity.
The UFC announced Wednesday that health issues have forced Alexander Volkov out of his scheduled meeting with Alistair Overeem at …read more

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Aleksei Oleinik replaces Alexander Volkov, meets Alistair Overeem in UFC Russia main event

The UFC’s return to Russia has a new main event after Aleksei Oleinik was tapped to replace Alexander Volkov in the headline fight against Alistair Overeem on April 20 in …read more

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Alexey Oleynik in for Alexander Volkov; to Square Off Against Alistair Overeem at UFC St. Petersburg

Alexey Oleynik will now co-headline UFC Fight Night in St. Petersburg on April 20 against Alistair Overeem after Alexander Volkov was forced off the card. The reason for his …read more

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Alexander Volkov withdraws from UFC St. Petersburg headliner, Alistair Overeem now meets Alexey Oleynik

The main event of the UFC’s April 20 debut in St. Petersburg, Russia, has experienced a pretty significant change. The card was originally supposed to be headlined by a heavyweight …read more

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Sources: Oleinik-Overeem is April 20 headliner

Aleksei Oleinik has agreed to fight Alistair Overeem in the headliner of UFC Fight Night Saint Petersburg on April 20, sources told ESPN. …read more

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Posted on April 3, 2019, 1:46 pm By
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