Russian MMA fighter Aleksey Oleinik will try to complete the fight against Briton Oli Thompson in the REN TV Fight Club tournament. Such a forecast on Wednesday, March 10, in an interview with Izvestia, was made by mixed style fighter Andrei Semenov (White Shark).
Semenov reminded that Oleinik had been absent from Russia for a long time, and this would be his first performance after his arrival at home.
“I think Aleksey will fight in his own way, on the ground, and finish the fight in wrestling. His “crowns” (crown moves. – Ed.) are chokeholds, ”said the fighter.
He drew attention to the fact that Oleinik has recently improved his striking technique, recalling his fight with the Brazilian Fabricio Werdum at UFC 249, which ended in the victory of the Russian.
“We must not forget that Lesha has been paying attention to his hands lately. Here one should not underestimate his hands and wrestling skills, ”concluded Semenov.
During his professional career Oleinik had 76 fights, scoring 60 victories. His opponent has 37 fights and 21 wins. Johnson is not a baby: because of what Datsik lost the fight to the American The guest from the USA had a cool fight and asked for Russian citizenship, Shulsky defeated the Brazilian Suzart
At the end of April, the Russian said that he chose to participate in the REN TV Fight Club tournament in order to to please your compatriots with your fight. He admitted that he had an offer from the UFC, but he refused.
In the same month, fighter Sergei Kalinin, known by the nickname Kratos, told Izvestia that it would be very difficult for Thompson in a fight with Oleinik, as the athlete was ready for an exchange of blows and a tough fight.
Assessing the upcoming fight, boxer Dmitry Kudryashov also predicted Oleinik’s victory. Kudryashov noted that the Russian athlete has “great motivation” to continue his career in Russia, and he expects a bright performance from him.
The fight between Alexei Oleinik and Oli Thompson will be the main event of the tournament, which will take place on May 26 in Moscow. The fight will be held in the format of three rounds of three minutes.
In addition, Ivan Emelianenko, master of sports in combat sambo and hand-to-hand combat, and judoka, champion of Russia in 2007, Alexei Ledenev, will enter the ring. Also, within the framework of the tournament, pop-MMA star, master of sports in boxing Zelimkhan Dukaev, nicknamed Machine Gunner, and Yury Ryaboy, a fighter of the Our Business league, will meet.
REN TV channel will broadcast the fights live, starting at 23:00.