On Saturday, Sept. 15, the UFC debuts in Russia, visiting the Olympic Stadium in Moscow for UFC Fight Night 136: Hunt vs. Oleinik.
In the night’s main event, heavyweight specialists collide when former K-1 champion Mark Hunt clashes with Ezekiel choke connoisseur Aleksei Oleinik. The 44-year-old Hunt will look to rebound from a UFC 221 decision loss to top-10 fighter Curtis Blaydes. Prior to that, Hunt stopped Derrick Lewis in his native New Zealand, earning “Fight of the Night” honors in the process. Russia’s Oleinik will fight in his homeland for the first time in nearly five years. The International Master of Sport in sambo has submitted his opponent in 46 of his 56 career victories. The 41-year-old enters the contest having won three of his last four, with the only loss coming against the aforementioned Blaydes.
The 12-fight event kicks off with eight fights streaming on UFC Fight Pass at 10:30 a.m. ET. The four-fight main card follows at 2 p.m. ET, also on UFC Fight Pass.
The fighters hit the scales on Friday. The results will appear below.
Jan Blachowicz (205) vs. Nikita Krylov (205)
Andrei Arlovski (244) vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov (256)
Alexey Kunchenko (170) vs. Thiago Alves (171)
Petr Yan (136) vs. Jin Soo Son (137)*
Rustam Khabilov (156) vs. Kajan Johnson (155)
Mairbek Taisumov (161)* vs. Desmond Green (156)
Magomed Ankalaev (204) vs. Marcin Prachnio (205)
Adam Yandiev (184) vs. Jordan Johnson (186)
Ramazan Emeev (171) vs. Stefan Sekulic (170)
Merab Dvalishvili (135) vs. Terrion Ware (135)
* – Son and Taisumov both missed weight and were fined a portion of their fight purse