This is the UFC Moscow live blog for Mark Hunt vs. Aleksei Oleinik, a heavyweight tilt at Saturday’s UFC event at the Olympic Stadium in Moscow, Russia.
Hunt, who is 2-2 with one no-content in his past five fights, faces Oleinik, who is 3-2 over his past five fights, in the main event.
Check out the UFC Moscow live blog below.
Round 1: Herb Dean will referee the heavyweight main event. Hunt lands an early leg kick. Oleinik presses forward looking to get into grappling range, as Hunt backs up landing jabs and kicks. Oleinik looks to land in flurries to get inside on “The Super Samoan”. Hunt lands a huge overhand right. Shortly after, Hunt lands a sharp kick to Oleinik’s lead leg, causing the Russian to limp. Hunt continues to chew up Oleinik’s lead leg as he tries to get in on a single leg takedown. With 90 seconds left on the clock, Oleinik landed a left hook that briefly dropped Hunt. With a little over a minute left, Oleinik takes Hunt down and immediately takes his back. Oleinik eventually secures the rear-naked choke and Hunt taps with 34 seconds left on the clock.
Official result: Aleksi Oleinik def. Mark Hunt via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:26 of R1