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Staredowns! Overeem and Oleinik face off for UFC Fight Night: Saint Petersburg

UFC St. Petersburg is right around the corner on Saturday April 20th and now you can watch the fighters face off this morning from Russia.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is once again transporting you across the world to an exotic locale this weekend, in this case Saint Petersburg, Russia. Unless you happen to be one of our many readers from the region, in which case you get to enjoy the brawls in your backyard without having to stay up until 5 a.m.

Originally rumored to be held at the 65,000-seat Gazprom Arena, Saturday’s event was eventually booked at the much more reasonable 7,000-seat Yubileyny Sports Palace. That was probably a good idea given the lack of top-tier Russian UFC stars like Khabib Nurmagomedov or even familiar fan favorites from neighboring countries like Andrei Arlovski.

Still, we do get a solid main event in No. 7-ranked Alistair Overeem vs. No. 9-ranked Alexey Oleinik. And given the crazy amount of rising talent coming out of Europe and Russia, watching the undercard is a great way to discover many of the destroyers of tomorrow. You can start that voyage right now with this video footage of the official UFC “Saint Petersburg” face offs.

UFC “Saint Petersburg” kicks off with the “Prelims” undercard portion of its card at 10:15 a.m. ET on Sat., April 20, 2019, with the main card getting underway at 1 p.m. ET. Both portions of the event are on ESPN+ in the United States. Here’s our predictions and betting guide for UFC Fight Night 149: “Overeem vs. Oleinik” if you’re looking to get educated. And make sure to join us on fight night/afternoon for all the results, highlights, and play-by-play mania!

Main Card (ESPN+) 1 p.m. ET

  • Alistair Overeem vs. Alexey Oleinik (265)
  • Islam Makhachev vs. Arman Tsarukyan (155)
  • Sergei Pavlovich vs. Marcelo Golm (265)
  • Ivan Shtyrkov vs. Devin Clark (205)
  • Roxanne Modafferi vs. Antonina Shevchenko (125)
  • Krzysztof Jotko vs. Alen Amedovski (185)

“Prelims” Under Card (ESPN+) 10:15 a.m. ET

  • Movsar Evloev vs. Seung Woo Choi (135)
  • Sultan Aliev vs. Keita Nakamura (170)
  • Alexander Yakovlev vs. Alex da Silva Coelho (155)
  • Marcin Tybura vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov (265)
  • Gadzhimurad Antigulov vs. Michał Oleksiejczuk (205)
  • Magomed Mustafaev vs. Rafael Fiziev (155)

For complete UFC Fight Night 149 results, including live play-by-play streaming updates, this weekend click here.

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