Aleksei Oleinik
The Boa Constrictor


Booked for UFC 250
February 13, 2020
Oleinik will face Fabricio Werdum (suspension) in a heavyweight matchup at UFC 250 om May 9, reports.
Oleinik most recently defeated Maurice Greene via submission (armbar) at UFC 246 in January, and he'll look to put together back-to-back wins after recording a 3-3 record over his last six fights. Werdum is returning from a suspension from the USADA that was handed down in September of 2018, but he carries a 23-7-1 record over his professional career. Oleinik has an advantage in height, while Werdum carries a slight reach advantage.
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Earns 46th submission win of career
January 18, 2020
Oleinik defeated Maurice Greene via submission (armbar) at 4:38 of Round 2 at UFC 246 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
For those scoring at home, that is the 46th submission victory of Oleinik's storied career. This one didn't come easy. The big Russian attempted all sorts of submission attempts that Greene managed to somehow survive before an armbar in the later stages of Round 2 finally did the trick. Oleinik will turn 43 years of age in June but he remains one of the sport's elite submission specialists. The issue for Oleinik is that he doesn't move well and struggles mightily in the striking game. He ate some massive shots from Greene in the early stages of the fight and looked wobbled at times but never actually went down. Oleinik is 3-3 in his past six fights dating back to November 2017.
Next bout on tap
November 22, 2019
Oleinik (lower leg) will face Maurice Greene at UFC 246 on Jan. 18, reports.
This will be the first fight back for Oleinik after breaking his lower right leg during his loss to Walt Harris at UFC on ESPN 4 back in July. The Russian has lost three of his past five fights.
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.
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.