Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will feature a heavyweight headliner for the UFC Fight Night 149 mixed martial arts (MMA) event going down later tonight (Sat., April 20, 2019) inside Yubileyny Sports Palace in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
After Alexander Volkov pulled out for undisclosed reasons, fellow Russian Aleksei Oleinik stepped in to take his place opposite Alistair Overeem in the five-round main event, which streams exclusively on ESPN+.
Overeem (44-17, 1 NC) got back into the win column by pounding out Sergey Pavlovich at UFC Beijing back in November. The well-traveled Oleinik (57-11-1) hasn’t competed since his submission win over Mark Hunt last September in Moscow.
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