Two well travelled, time-tested veterans in Alistair Overeem and Alexey Oleinik go to war in the main event of the hard hitting UFC St.Petersburg card.
Other fighters also featured on the card are Lightweight prospect Islam Makhachev, Antonina Shevchenko, Krzysztof Jotko and Devin Clark, among others.
Overeem and Oleinik go back some ways, having trained together in the past and openly accepting that they still maintain a good relationship with one another.
However, all that has to be put aside when they fight each other in what could be a pivotal fight to propel both of them forwards in a relatively thin heavyweight division.
Overeem even mentioned in an exclusive interview to FOX Sports Asia that he’s coming off a win over Sergey Pavlovic – who also fights on the card – and is looking to string together two more victories to catapult him into title contention.
(Heavyweight) Alistair Overeem vs. Alexey Oleynik
(Lightweight) Islam Makhachev vs. Arman Tsarukyan
(Heavyweight)Sergei Pavlovich vs. Marcelo Golm
(Light Heavyweight) Ivan Shtyrkov vs. Devin Clark
(Women’s Flyweight) Roxanne Modafferi vs. Antonina Shevchenko
(Middleweight) Krzysztof Jotko vs. Alen Amedovski
Preliminary Card (ESPN+)
(Bantamweight) Movsar Evloev vs. Seung Woo Choi
(Welterweight) Sultan Aliev vs. Keita Nakamura
(Lightweight) Alexander Yakovlev vs. Alex da Silva Coelho
(Heavyweight)Marcin Tyburavs. Shamil Abdurakhimov
(Light Heavyweight) Gadzhimurad Antigulov vs. Michał Oleksiejczuk
(Lightweight) Magomed Mustafaev vs. Rafael Fiziev