Alistair Overeem and Aleksei Oleinik meet in the UFC Fight Night 149 main event

UFC Fight Night 149 in Saint Petersburg, Russia, featured many of the UFC’s top Russian athletes.

But in the main event, it was Alistair Overeem who extended his winning streak to two by defeating Aleskei Oleinik inside the first round.

Read on for full results and highlights from this event.

UFC Fight Night 149 results

Main Card

  • Alistair Overeem def. Aleksei Oleinik via TKO – R1, 4:45
  • Islam Makhachev def Arman Tsarukyan via unanimous decision
  • Sergei Pavlovich def. Marcelo Golm via KO – R1, 1:06
  • Roxanne Modafferi def Antonina Shevchenko via majority decision
  • Krzysztof Jotko def. Alen Amedovski via unanimous decision

Preliminary Card

  • Movsar Evloev def. Seung Woo Choi via unanimous decision
  • Sultan Aliev def. Keita Nakamura via unanimous decision
  • Alexander Yakovlev def. Alex da Silva Coelho via submission (modified guillotine choke) – R2, 3:10
  • Shamil Abdurakhimov def. Marcin Tybura via TKO – R2, 3:15
  • Michał Oleksiejczuk def. Gadzhimurad Antigulov via KO – R1, 0:44
  • Magomed Mustafaev def.  Rafael Fiziev via TKO – R1, 1:26

UFC Fight Night 149 highlights

Alistair Overeem vs.  Aleksei Oleinik

Aleksei Oleinik wasted no time in trying to get this fight to the ground, but the story of the fight quickly became a striking battle. Oleinik had some success holding Overeem against the fence and unleashing heavy punches, but Overeem was able to get a strong Thai clinch on then land heavy knees to finish the fight.

 Islam Makhachev vs. Arman Tsarukyan

The plan from Arman Tsarukyan’s corner was to use kicks and give Islam Makhachev something new to worry about. However, the first round quickly turned into a high-level wrestling match. In the second round, Arman shot for several takedowns, but it was Makhachev who was able to string together back-to-back takedowns. Arman abandoned his striking success to attempt his takedowns. In the third, Makhachev was again able to secure two takedowns, land a head kick, and maintain a wrestling flow that gave him the win. However, it’s clear that Tsarukyan is going to be a fighter to watch in the future.

Sergei Pavlovich vs. Marcelo Golm

Sergei Pavlovich’s speed and power sent Marcelo Golm to the canvas in the first round, ending the fight with the first knockout of the main card.

Roxanne Modafferi vs. Antonina Shevchenko

Antonina Shevchenko landed clean shots in the first half of the first round, but after Modafferi was able to finish a takedown, she controlled the rest of the round on the ground. Again, in the second round, Roxanne gained top position. In the third, Antonina started with the far superior striking and had more success stopping the takedown and reversing position. In the end, Roxanne’s ground control won her the fight.

Krzysztof Jotko vs. Alen Amedovski

Throughout the first and second round, Jotko was successfully able to mix in takedowns to gain positions on the ground and burn out Amedovski’s power. Towards the end of the second round, he nearly finished the fight after working to the crucifix position and landing hard shots on a defenseless Amedovski.  The third round was more of the same. After landing a takedown, Jotko was able to keep top position, threaten a submission and mix in enough ground & pound to win the fight.

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