UFC Moscow: Oleinik Scores Another Submission

“The Boa Constrictor” Aleksei Oleinik added another submission win to his MMA resume, defeating Mark Hunt in the main event of UFC Moscow, the UFC’s first-ever event in Russia.

The two fired big shots early on. While there was some feeling out, Oleinik sought a combination of overhand punches. Meanwhile, Hunt landed an overhand shot about two minutes into the bout, but the Russian took it on the chin and remained standing.

With about two minutes to go, however, Oleinik stunned Hunt and countered the Samoan’s takedown attempt into one of his own. Oleinik managed to get Hunt’s back and lock in a rear-naked choke, getting the tap with less than a minute remaining in the opening round.

UFC Moscow Main Card:
Heavyweight: Aleksei Oleinik def. Mark Hunt via submission (rear-naked choke) (Rd. 1, 4:26)
Light Heavyweight: Jan Blachowicz def. Nikita Krylov via submission (D’arce choke) (Rd. 2, 2:41)
Heavyweight: Shamil Abdurakhimov def. Andrei Arlovski via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Welterweight: Alexey Kunchenko def. Thiago Alves via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Undercard (UFC Fight Pass at 10:45 a.m. ET)
Middleweight: Khalid Murtazaliev def. C.B. Dollaway via TKO (referee stoppage) (Rd. 2, 5:00)
Catchweight (137 lbs): Petr Yan def. Jin Soo Son via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Lightweight: Rustam Khabilov def. Kajan Johnson via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Catchweight: Mairbek Tasiumov def. Desmond Green via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Light Heavyweight: Magomed Ankalaev def. Marcin Prachnio via KO (Rd. 1, 3:09)
Middleweight: Jordan Johnson def. Adam Yandiev via submission (side choke) (Rd. 2, 0:42)
Welterweight: Ramadan Emeev def. Stefan Sekulic via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-26)
Bantamweight: Merab Dvalishvili def. Terrion Ware via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-25)

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