Aleksei Oleinik
The Boa Constrictor


Injury Lower Leg
Est. Return 9/1/2019
Suffers injury in quick defeat
July 21, 2019
Oleinik announced Sunday that he suffered a right lower-leg fracture during his 0:12 loss to Walt Harris on Saturday, Ariel Helwani of ESPN reports.
Harris made quick work of Oleinik in Round 1, dishing out a heavy knee and left hand that forced Oleinik to the canvas. Following the knee shot, Oleinik looked to injure himself as he fell awkwardly, which has now surfaced as a broken lower-leg. Considering the Russian is 42-years-old, expect the UFC to give him adequate rest time before thinking about throwing him into the Octagon again.
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Quickly finished in San Antonio
July 20, 2019
Oleinik lost to Walt Harris via knockout (knee and punches) at 0:12 of Round 1 at UFC San Antonio on Saturday.
Oleinik took a couple shots early before he was shook by a heavy knee, and a left hand on the follow-up sent him crashing to the canvas. The submission specialist never got a chance to work his grappling, and based on his walk out of the cage, may have suffered a knee injury in the process. At 42 years old, the UFC needs to be very careful with who they match him up with in the future.
Set to take on Walt Harris
May 17, 2019
Oleinik (ribs) will take on Walt Harris in a heavyweight bout at UFC San Antonio on July 20.
This will be the second time Oleinik has been scheduled to take on Harris this year. The first fight fell through after Oleinik was booked for an earlier outing at UFC Saint Petersburg, but the Russian suffered a fractured left rib in the loss to Alistair Overeem via TKO. He was handed a six-month medical suspension back in April as a result, but it looks like Oleinik is going to be cleared by a doctor before the fight in July.
Fractures rib in loss to Overeem
April 24, 2019
Oleinik (57-12-1) was handed a six-month medical suspension after sustaining a fractured left rib in his first-round TKO loss to Alistair Overeem (45-17-0) last weekend at UFC Saint Petersburg, John Morgan and Steven Marrocco of report.
The suspension leaves Oleinik unable to re-enter the Octagon until late December, unless he gains clearance from an orthopedic doctor beforehand. "The Boa Constrictor" saw a two-fight win streak come to an end with the loss to Overeem.
Looks for his signature choke
April 20, 2019
Oleinik lost to Alistair Overeem via TKO (knees and punches) at 4:45 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Saint Petersburg.
Oleinik went for it from the start. He closed the distance and pulled guard off the bat. He then tried to throw power strikes. He had some trouble and appeared to catch Overeem at one point. However, Overeem was simply waiting for his opportunity to land hard knees. Towards the end of the round, he came through with a series of hard clinch knees. Oleinik fell to the ground and continued to eat punishment on the floor. The loss stops a two fight winning streak.
Will fight in Russia on short notice
April 3, 2019
Oleinik (57-11-1) agreed Wednesday to step in on short notice as a replacement for Alexander Volkov (undisclosed) in his heavyweight fight against Alistair Overeem (44-17-0, 1NC) at UFC Saint Petersburg on April 20, Ariel Helwani of reports.
Oleinik had initially been slated to make his next fight against Walt Harris on May 4 in Ottawa, but the UFC will now have to fight a new opponent for Harris after moving the Oleinik up a couple weeks in the schedule. The 41-year-old Oleinik most recently entered the Octagon in September, claiming a submission victory over Mark Hunt in Moscow to bring his winning streak to two.