Aleksei Oleinik

The Boa Constrictor

Russia

Out
Injury Undisclosed
Est. Return 3/1/2022
Out of UFC 270
HeavyweightUFC
Out
January 13, 2022
Oleinik (undisclosed) is out of his UFC 270 fight against Greg Hardy, MMA reporter Ariel Helwani reports.
ANALYSIS
It's unclear why Oleinik was forced to withdraw. The UFC has already said that Sergey Spivac will step in to next week's bout to take on Hardy. Oleinik's last fight was actually Spivac back in June, a bout he lost by unanimous decision.
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Added to UFC 270 card
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September 27, 2021
Oleinik will fight Greg Hardy at UFC 270 on January 22, Mike Bohn and John Morgan of MMAJunkie report.
ANALYSIS
There was talk of Oleinik's career potentially winding down after a loss to Sergey Spivac at UFC Fight Night in June, but he'll return to the Octagon early in 2022. He'll look to snap a three-fight losing streak, falling to Spivac, Chris Daukaus and Derrick Lewis over that stretch. Oleinik will undoubtedly have the advantage in fighting experience, as he's been booked for 63 more professional fights than his opponent, a former NFL defensive end.
Nearing end of the line
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Out
June 19, 2021
Oleinik lost to Sergey Spivac via unanimous decision (28-29, 28-29, 28-29) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
Oleinik appeared a bit slower and a bit more gassed than we have seen him recently, which is understandable considering he turns 44 years of age next week and has more than 75 professional fights under his belt. The big man appeared to take Round 1 before his pace severely dipped, and Spivac was able to nab the final two frames. Even a novice MMA fan could watch this fight and tell Oleinik has reached the end of the line. He has now lost three fights in a row dating back to May 2020. Oleinik's 25-year anniversary as a professional is this coming November. Perhaps the UFC will grant him a retirement fight so he can reach that epic milestone.
Added to June 19 card
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Out
May 13, 2021
Oleinik will take on Serghei Spivac in a heavyweight bout at the UFC event June 19, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Oleinik will look to rebound after dropping his last two fights against Derrick Lewis and Chris Daukaus. Spivac is a much younger challenger that will be looking to win his fourth fight in his last five bouts.
Lost via TKO in round 1
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Out
February 20, 2021
Oleinik lost to Chris Daukaus via TKO (punches) at 1:55 of Round 1 at UFC Vegas 19 on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Oleinik tried to get the fight to the ground urgently, but the fighter from Philly was wise to it and able to keep the fight standing. Daukaus' boxing ultimately proved to be too much for Oleinik. Oleinik is currently ranked in the heavyweight division, so it's worth monitoring his status once rankings are released next week. At this point, the 43-year-old should at least be thinking about booking a manageable fight to have a shot at pro win No. 60 before hanging up the gloves.
Added to Feb. 20 card
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Out
December 1, 2020
Oleinik will square off against Chris Daukaus on the Feb. 20 card, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Oleinix didn't make it far into the second round of his last bout versus Derrick Lewis before his night ended via TKO to break a two-fight winning streak. He's tasked with taking on a relatively new fighter to the UFC scene in Daukaus, who has earned first-round knockouts in each of his first two fights with the promotion. Oleinik incorporates more of the ground game than Daukaus despite holding a four-inch reach advantage over his opponent, so it will be interesting to see how he elects to attack his opponent.