Sergey Spivac

Polar Bear

Moldova

Hammered by Tom Aspinall
HeavyweightUFC
September 4, 2021
Spivac lost to Tom Aspinall via TKO (strikes) at 2:30 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
Spivac is lightyears from the heavyweight title picture, but he entered this fight having won three in a row and four of his past five. The fact he was blown out of the water should give you an idea how good Aspinall is. A poorly-timed takedown attempt from Spivac led to his opponent crushing him with an elbow, and a few follow-up shots later, referee Mark Smith had seen enough. Spivac's recent success prior to Saturday, as well as the fact he was willing to step in on short notice, ensures his roster spot is secure, and we should see him again in short order.
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Steps in to face Aspinall
HeavyweightUFC
August 30, 2021
Spivac will fight Tom Aspinall in a heavyweight matchup at UFC Vegas 36 on Sept. 4, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Spivac is riding a three-fight winning streak, most recently besting submission specialist and UFC veteran Aleksei Oleinik back in June. Aspinall could be arguably his biggest test to date, as the top heavyweight prospect has finished three fights within the first two rounds to begin his UFC tenure. Two of those matchups ended up earning him Performance of the Night bonuses. Spivac will get this late-notice opportunity following the withdrawal of Sergei Pavlovich, who was forced to withdraw due to visa issues.
Barely gets by Aleksei Oleinik
HeavyweightUFC
June 19, 2021
Spivac defeated Aleksei Oleinik via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
It was a pretty underwhelming performance from Spivac when you take into account he entered as the biggest favorite on the card at -300. He got off to a slow start and dropped Round 1 before the soon-to-be 44-year-old Oleinik gassed out, and Spivac was able to score enough points with the judges to take the final two frames. It certainly wasn't a "statement" victory. Spivac's most impressive feat of the evening was the fact he was able to roll around on the mat with Oleinik without being submitted. There's room for immediate advancement in the UFC's heavyweight division, and while it's rarely pretty, Spivac has won four of his past five fights dating back to October 2019. There's no reason to believe at this point that Spivac can compete with the best the division has to offer, but you can't deny the success of late.
Taking on Oleinik in June
HeavyweightUFC
May 13, 2021
Spivac will take on Aleksei Oleinik at the UFC event June 19, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Spivac is 17 years younger that his opponent for this bout and will be going for his fourth win in his last four bouts. He last fought Jared Vanderaa and won via TKO in February. Oleinik will be looking to bounce back after dropping his last two fights.
Dominates in win
HeavyweightUFC
February 20, 2021
Spivak defeated Jared Vanderaa via TKO (punches) at 4:32 of Round 2 at UFC Vegas 19 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
Vanderaa had some success pressuring Spivak in the very early going, but once Spivak took the fight to the ground, it was one-way traffic. Spivak was able to dominate via control and ground and pound in Rounds 1 and 2, which led to Vanderaa bleeding excessively on his face. Vanderaa covered up while Spivak was dominant towards Round 2, and the referee signaled the stoppage.
Fight with Vanderaa rebooked
HeavyweightUFC
January 4, 2021
Spivak and Jared Vanderaa agreed Monday to rebook their heavyweight fight for the UFC's Feb. 20 event, Mike Heck of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
The two fighters were slated to square off at UFC 256 in December, but the bout was cancelled due to Vanderaa's positive COVID-19 test. Vanderaa has apparently recovered from the virus without issue, so both fighters will finally get the chance to meet one another in the Octagon just over two months later.