Alistair Overeem vs. Aleksei Oleinik Full Fight Video Highlights

Alistair Overeem vs. Aleksei Oleinik brought the heat in the heavyweight main event of today’s (Sat., April 20, 2019) UFC on ESPN+ 7 from Yubileyny Sports Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia. In the end, it was ‘The Reem’ who emerged on top. The victory was a critical one for Overeem, who now has two straight […]

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Alistair Overeem vs. Aleksei Oleinik brought the heat in the heavyweight main event of today’s (Sat., April 20, 2019) UFC on ESPN+ 7 from Yubileyny Sports Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia. In the end, it was ‘The Reem’ who emerged on top.

The victory was a critical one for Overeem, who now has two straight first-round stoppages after losing two straight to Curtis Blaydes and Francis Ngannou. It wasn’t without some early adversity, however.

Oleinik came out aggressive with some pressuring strikes on the feet. He landed several shots and appeared to have Overeem is some semblance of trouble.

Watch them courtesy of the UFC here:

But apparently, ‘The Reem’ was just playing possum. He weathered the early storm to land a barrage of his trademark Muay Thai knees:

That opened a path for Overeem to pour on the ground damage on a clearly stunned Oleinik. He did so to secure the finish:

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UFC St. Petersburg Post-Fight Press Conference

Today’s (Sat., April 20, 2019) UFC on ESPN+ 7 from Yubileyny Sports Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia, wasn’t the most ballyhooed UFC event of the year. However, it delivered an under-the-radar day of hard-hitting action for the fans who tuned in. In the main event, Alistair Overeem overcame an early surge from Aleksei Oleinik to […]

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Today’s (Sat., April 20, 2019) UFC on ESPN+ 7 from Yubileyny Sports Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia, wasn’t the most ballyhooed UFC event of the year.

However, it delivered an under-the-radar day of hard-hitting action for the fans who tuned in. In the main event, Alistair Overeem overcame an early surge from Aleksei Oleinik to score a huge first-round TKO following some lethal knees and ground damage.

Islam Makhachev outlasted Arman Tsarukyan in a hard-fought co-main event that went the distance. Also on the main card, Sergei Pavlovich scored an impressive KO while Roxanne Modafferi handed Antonina Shevchenko the first loss of her MMA career.

It’s time to dissect the fallout of the card in the post-fight press conference. Watch it streaming live via the UFC right here:

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Highlights: Sergei Pavlovich Melts Marcelo Golm In First UFC Win

After suffering a violent stoppage loss to Alistair Overeem last November, Sergei Pavlovich needed to bounce back strong when he met Marcelo Golm on the main card of today’s (Sat., April 20, 2019) UFC on ESPN+ 7 from Yubileyny Sports Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia. Pavlovich got just that with a vicious first-round knockout. It […]

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After suffering a violent stoppage loss to Alistair Overeem last November, Sergei Pavlovich needed to bounce back strong when he met Marcelo Golm on the main card of today’s (Sat., April 20, 2019) UFC on ESPN+ 7 from Yubileyny Sports Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Pavlovich got just that with a vicious first-round knockout. It took him just over one minute to stop the Brazilian in impressive fashion. A barrage of punches against the fence ended with a massive overhand and an absolutely brutal uppercut that ended the action at one minute, six seconds of the first round.

An amazing first UFC win, to say the least. Watch it courtesy of the UFC here:

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Highlights: Brutal Spinning Back Kick Ends Fight Early In Russia

Without a UFC bout since 2016, Magomed Mustafaev had much to prove when he met Rafael Fiziev on the preliminary card of today’s (Sat., April 20, 2019) UFC on ESPN+ 7 from Yubileyny Sports Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia. A huge spinning back kick helped Mustafaev accomplish that goal. He answered all the questions about […]

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Without a UFC bout since 2016, Magomed Mustafaev had much to prove when he met Rafael Fiziev on the preliminary card of today’s (Sat., April 20, 2019) UFC on ESPN+ 7 from Yubileyny Sports Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia. A huge spinning back kick helped Mustafaev accomplish that goal.

He answered all the questions about his current status with the emphatic early stoppage. Fiziev pressured him early, but Mustafaev answered with the monster spinning back kick that hit his opponent squarely in the midsection.

Follow-up punches came in after the strike, but they may have been unnecessary. Fiziev was clearly rocked badly as a result, and Mustafaev seemed to know it. He backed off his dazed opponent before the referee rightfully stopped it in the first round.

Watch his big return win via the UFC on Twitter here:

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Video: Anderson Silva’s UFC 237 Open Workout From Rio

Legendary former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva may not be in his prime at 44 years old. But that won’t stop ‘The Spider’ from giving fans more entertaining fights before he retires. He last fought current interim champ Israel Adesanya at February’s UFC 234, and the fight was a good one. Silva is now set […]

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Legendary former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva may not be in his prime at 44 years old. But that won’t stop ‘The Spider’ from giving fans more entertaining fights before he retires.

He last fought current interim champ Israel Adesanya at February’s UFC 234, and the fight was a good one. Silva is now set to face Jared Cannonier at May 11’s UFC 237 pay-per-view from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

In preparation for the event, Silva recently took part in an open workout from the Cesario Bezerra Boxing Club in Rio. Watch the full workout via MMA Fighting right here:

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Throwback: Alistair Overeem Destroys Brock Lesnar At UFC 141

Alistair Overeem will battle submission artist Alexey Oleinik in the main event of this weekend’s (Sat., April 20, 2019) UFC on ESPN+ 7 from Yubileyny Sports Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia. “The Reem” has fought a long list of top heavyweight talent during his decorated nearly 20-year MMA career. One of his biggest wins came […]

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Alistair Overeem will battle submission artist Alexey Oleinik in the main event of this weekend’s (Sat., April 20, 2019) UFC on ESPN+ 7 from Yubileyny Sports Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia.

“The Reem” has fought a long list of top heavyweight talent during his decorated nearly 20-year MMA career. One of his biggest wins came in his UFC debut at UFC 141 back in 2011. There, Overeem met ultra-popular former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar.

The former Strikeforce, DREAM, and K-1 champion made it look easy against the once-feared beast Lesnar. The UFC champ was returning from a harrowing bout with diverticulitis and it showed. Overeem made short work of the former UFC champ by targeting his body to finish the fight in the first round.

Watch the throwback demolition courtesy of the UFC here:

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