|Oleksiy Oleksiyovych Oliynyk
Alexey Alexeievich Oleinik
Олексі́й Олексі́йович Олі́йник
Алексей Алексеевич Олейник
June 25, 1977 |
Kharkiv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union (now Ukraine)
|Other names||The Boa Constrictor|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||235 lb (107 kg; 16 st 11 lb)|
|Division||Heavyweight (265 lb) (current)
Light Heavyweight (205 lb)
Middleweight (185 lb)
|Reach||80.0 in (203 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Moscow, Russia|
|Team||Red Devil Sport Club (former)
K-Dojo Warrior Tribe (current)
Team Oplot (founder)
Peresvet Fight Team
|Rank||International Master of Sports in Combat Sambo
4th Degree Black Belt in Ju-Jitsu
|Years active||1997–1999, 2001, 2004–present|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|University||Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Oleksiy Oleksiyovych Oliynyk (Ukrainian: Олексі́й Олексі́йович Олі́йник), also known as Alexey Oleinik (Russian: Алексей Олейник; born June 20, 1977) is a Ukrainian-Russian mixed martial artist, jujitsuka, combat sambist and grappler. He is a M-1 Global veteran and has fought for Bellator Fighting Championships, Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki and YAMMA Pit Fighting. He is signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, competing in their Heavyweight division. Oleinik was denied entry to Ukraine and he lost Ukrainian citizenship
During his training camp with K-Dojo Warrior Tribe in April 2011, Oliynyk participated in two Grappling tournaments, he won the Absolute division in a Eddie Alvarez hosted grappling tournament, and also won the Men's black belt No-Gi Advanced Superweight (210 lbs and over) division in the Grapplers Quest "Beast of the East 2011" tournament.
Mixed martial arts career
Oliynyk represented Russia for the Imperial Team in the M-1 Challenge 2009 season, where he defeated Sang Soo Lee. Alexey has highly regarded submission grappling skills which he developed from his background in training in traditional Japanese Ju-Jitsu and competition in Combat Sambo. He fought Robin Gracie trained Spanish BJJ black belt Rogent Lloret in a fight that ended in a draw. After his loss to Chris Tuchscherer he went 12 fights without a loss. That streak came to a halt when he lost via TKO Punches in the first round against Michal Kita at the ProFC – HW Grand Prix 2009. As of 2013, he has been back on a winning streak by logging eight straight victories, seven of which were via submission and one TKO.
In the summer of 2010, under the tutelage of K-Dojo Head Coach Murat Keshtov, Oliynyk participated in the inaugural heavyweight tournament for Bellator Fighting Championships. He faced Mike Hayes in the opening round and won the match via split decision. In his next bout he was stopped in semi finals by Neil Grove. He lost via TKO, referee stopped the fight at 0:45 of the opening round.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
In November 2013 Oliynyk announced that he signed a contract with the UFC, and was expected to face Jared Rosholt on January 25, 2014 at UFC on Fox 10. However, Oliynyk was forced out of the bout with an injury and Rosholt was pulled from the card altogether.
In his debut, Oliynyk faced fellow newcomer Anthony Hamilton on June 28, 2014 at UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Stephens. He won the fight via scarf hold headlock submission early in the first round.
The rescheduled bout with Jared Rosholt took place on November 22, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 57. Oliynyk won the fight via knockout in the first round. The win also earned Oliynyk his first Performance of the Night bonus award.
In an interview on September 9, 2015, Oliynyk said that he had his first knee surgery eight months ago. A few months after his first surgery, however, during the rehabilitation stage, it became clear that the surgery was unsuccessful and he had to have a second surgery. Oliynyk said he has no intention of retiring and expects a possible return sometime in the middle of 2016.
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed martial arts
- Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki
- KSW 8 Heavyweight Tournament Winner
- ProFC - President Cup Heavyweight Tournament Winner
- ProFC - Heavyweight Grand Prix 2009 Runner Up
- World Cup of Mixed Martial Arts
- WCMMA Heavyweight Championship (One time; First)
- International Absolute Fighting Council
- IAFC - Cup of Russia in Professional Pankration Tournament Winner
- World Combat Sambo Federation
- Combat Sambo Federation of Russia
- Grapplers Quest
- 2011 Black belt No-Gi Advanced Superweight (210 lbs >) Tournament Winner
- Eddie Alvarez Grappling Tournament
- 2011 Absolute Division Tournament Winner
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|60 matches||50 wins||9 losses|
|Win||50–9–1||Jared Rosholt||KO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Swanson||November 22, 2014||1||3:21||Austin, Texas, United States||Performance of the Night|
|Win||49–9–1||Anthony Hamilton||Submission (scarf-hold headlock)||UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Stephens||June 28, 2014||1||2:18||San Antonio, Texas, United States|
|Win||48–9–1||Mirko Filipović||Submission (scarf-hold headlock)||Legend Fight Show 2||November 8, 2013||1||4:42||Moscow, Russia|
|Win||47–9–1||Dion Staring||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||ProFC 50||October 16, 2013||1||1:41||Rostov, Russia|
|Win||46–9–1||Jeff Monson||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Oplot Challenge 54||June 20, 2013||2||2:12||Kharkiv, Ukraine|
|Win||45–9–1||Tony Lopez||Submission (triangle choke)||Oplot Challenge 53||April 20, 2013||3||3:19||Kharkiv, Ukraine|
|Win||44–9–1||Leo Pla||TKO (punches)||Oplot Challenge 43||March 16, 2013||1||2:56||Kharkiv, Ukraine|
|Win||43–9–1||Martin Hudey||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Oplot Challenge 12||November 10, 2012||1||1:48||Kharkiv, Ukraine|
|Win||42–9–1||Mike Stewart||Submission (scarf-hold headlock)||WCMMA 1||September 15, 2012||2||1:03||Ledyard, Connecticut, United States||Won WCMMA Heavyweight Championship|
|Win||41–9–1||Jerry Otto||Submission (ezekiel choke)||SK Oplot 2||May 13, 2012||1||2:20||Kharkiv, Ukraine|
|Win||40–9–1||Sergey Terezinov||Submission (armbar)||SK Oplot 1||March 25, 2012||1||1:05||Moscow, Russia|
|Loss||39–9–1||Jeff Monson||Decision (split)||M-1 Challenge 31||March 16, 2012||3||5:00||Moscow, Russia|
|Loss||39–8–1||Magomed Malikov||TKO (punches)||Fight Star||July 22, 2011||1||2:39||Anapa, Russia|
|Win||39–7–1||Ernest Kostanyan||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Razdolie Cup||June 26, 2011||1||1:22||Moscow, Russia|
|Loss||38–7–1||Neil Grove||TKO (punches)||Bellator 29||September 16, 2010||1||0:45||Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States||Heavyweight Tournament Semi Final|
|Win||38–6–1||Mike Hayes||Decision (split)||Bellator 26||August 26, 2010||3||5:00||Kansas City, Missouri, United States||Heavyweight Tournament Quarter Final|
|Loss||37–6–1||Michal Kita||TKO (punches)||ProFC – HW Grand Prix 2009||November 28, 2009||1||1:17||Saint Petersburg, Russia||ProFC HWGP Runner-Up|
|Win||37–5–1||Thiago dos Santos||Submission (rear-naked choke)||ProFC – HW Grand Prix 2009||November 28, 2009||1||4:22||Saint Petersburg, Russia||ProFC Mayor's Cup Second Round|
|Win||36–5–1||Eddy Bengtsson||Submission (punches)||ProFC – HW Grand Prix 2009||November 28, 2009||2||1:55||Saint Petersburg, Russia||ProFC Mayor's Cup Opening Round|
|Draw||35–5–1||Rogent Lloret||Draw (unanimous)||M-1 Global: Breakthrough||August 28, 2009||3||5:00||Kansas City, Missouri, United States|
|Win||35–5||Lee Sang-Soo||Submission (ezekiel choke)||M-1 Challenge 12: USA||February 21, 2009||2||4:27||Tacoma, Washington, United States|
|Win||34–5||Jessie Gibbs||Submission (ezekiel choke)||M-1 Challenge 11: 2009 Challenge Finals||January 11, 2009||2||3:42||Amstelveen, Netherlands|
|Win||33–5||Islam Dadalov||TKO (punches)||ProFC – President Cup||October 25, 2008||1||2:33||Saint Petersburg, Russia||Wins ProFC Russian Presidents Cup|
|Win||32–5||Abdülhalik Magomedov||Submission (heel hook)||ProFC – President Cup||October 25, 2008||1||0:48||Saint Petersburg, Russia|
|Win||31–5||Telman Sherifov||Submission (guillotine choke)||ProFC – Grand Prix||October 4, 2008||1||1:25||Saint Petersburg, Russia|
|Win||30–5||Oleg Kutepov||Submission (inverted armbar)||ProFC – Grand Prix||October 4, 2008||1||1:21||Saint Petersburg, Russia|
|Win||29–5||Baga Agaev||Submission (scarf-hold armlock)||ProFC – Grand Prix||October 4, 2008||1||3:47||Saint Petersburg, Russia|
|Loss||28–5||Konstantyn Stryzhak||TKO (punches)||CSFU - Champions League||September 13, 2008||1||4:20||Poltava, Ukraine|
|Win||28–4||Makasharip Makasharipov||Decision (unanimous)||CSFU - Champions League||September 13, 2008||3||5:00||Poltava, Ukraine|
|Win||27–4||Alexander Timonov||Submission (ezekiel choke)||M-1 Challenge 4: Battle on the Neva 2||June 27, 2008||1||1:09||Saint Petersburg, Russia|
|Win||26–4||Daniel Dowda||Decision (unanimous)||KSW IX: Konfrontacja||May 9, 2008||2||5:00||Warsaw, Poland|
|Loss||25–4||Chris Tuchscherer||Decision (unanimous)||YAMMA Pit Fighting||April 11, 2008||1||5:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||YAMMA Pit Fighting Semi-Final|
|Win||25–3||Sherman Pendergarst||Submission (ezekiel choke)||YAMMA Pit Fighting||April 11, 2008||1||4:18||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||YAMMA Pit Fighting Quarter-Final|
|Win||24–3||Gela Getsadze||TKO (punches)||Mix Fight Tournament||December 14, 2007||1||1:48||Yaroslavl, Russia|
|Win||23–3||Ishkhan Zakharian||Submission (armbar)||Mix Fight Tournament||December 14, 2007||1||2:56||Yaroslavl, Russia|
|Win||22–3||Andrey Oleinik||Submission (heel hook)||Mix Fight Tournament||December 14, 2007||1||1:30||Yaroslavl, Russia|
|Win||21–3||Timur Gasanov||Submission (ezekiel choke)||Perm Regional MMA Federation – MMA Professional Cup||November 23, 2007||1||1:19||Perm, Russia|
|Win||20–3||Alavutdin Gadzhiyev||Submission (ezekiel choke)||Perm Regional MMA Federation – MMA Professional Cup||November 23, 2007||1||0:46||Perm, Russia|
|Win||19–3||Adlan Amagov||Submission (ezekiel choke)||Perm Regional MMA Federation – MMA Professional Cup||November 23, 2007||1||1:00||Perm, Russia|
|Win||18–3||Krzysztof Kulak||Submission (bulldog choke)||KSW 8||November 10, 2007||1||2:50||Warsaw, Poland||Won KSW 8 Heavyweight Tournament|
|Win||17–3||Karol Bedorf||Submission (triangle choke)||KSW 8||November 10, 2007||1||1:03||Warsaw, Poland|
|Win||16–3||Lukasz Wos||Submission (rear-naked choke)||KSW 8||November 10, 2007||1||0:50||Warsaw, Poland|
|Win||15–3||Shamil Nurmagomedov||Submission (ezekiel choke)||Legion Fight 1||October 20, 2007||1||N/A||Rostov-on-Don, Russia|
|Loss||14–3||Chael Sonnen||Decision (unanimous)||BodogFight||December 2, 2006||3||5:00||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Win||14–2||Ishkhan Zakharian||Submission (triangle choke)||Legion Fight - Black Sea Cup||August 15, 2006||1||1:21||Anapa, Russia|
|Win||13–2||Vladimir Rudakov||Submission (triangle choke)||IAFC – Cup of Russia in Professional Pankration||April 14, 2006||1||2:41||Novosibirsk, Russia||Won Pankration Cup of Russia|
|Win||12–2||Magomed Sultanakhmedov||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||IAFC – Cup of Russia in Professional Pankration||April 14, 2006||1||0:35||Novosibirsk, Russia|
|Win||11–2||Shavkat Urakov||Submission (rear-naked choke)||IAFC – Cup of Russia in Professional Pankration||April 14, 2006||1||0:41||Novosibirsk, Russia|
|Loss||10–2||Flavio Luiz Moura||Technical Submission (rear-naked choke)||M-1 MFC: Middleweight GP||October 9, 2004||1||1:11||Saint Petersburg, Russia||Lost M-1 Mixfight Middleweight GP|
|Win||10–1||Marcelo Alfaya||Decision (unanimous)||M-1 MFC: Middleweight GP||October 9, 2004||2||5:00||Saint Petersburg, Russia|
|Win||9–1||Azred Telkusheev||Submission (heel hook)||M-1: Middleweight Grand Prix||August 27, 2004||1||0:38||Saint Petersburg, Russia|
|Win||8–1||Ubaidula Chopolaev||Submission (rear-naked choke)||M-1: Middleweight Grand Prix||August 27, 2004||1||0:48||Saint Petersburg, Russia|
|Win||7–1||Ramin Tagiev||Submission (rear-naked choke)||M-1: Middleweight Grand Prix||August 27, 2004||1||2:03||Saint Petersburg, Russia|
|Win||6–1||Igor Bondarenko||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Land of Peresvit||December 7, 2001||1||2:03||Kiev, Ukraine|
|Win||5–1||Gennadiy Matsigora||Submission (triangle choke)||Land of Peresvit||December 7, 2001||1||2:25||Kiev, Ukraine|
|Win||4–1||Gennadiy Matsigora||Submission (armbar)||InterPride 1999||May 16, 1999||1||2:03||Kharkiv, Ukraine|
|Win||3–1||Vladimir Malyshev||TKO (punches)||InterPride 1999||May 16, 1999||1||2:30||Kharkiv, Ukraine|
|Win||2–1||Clarence Thatch||Submission (punches)||International Super Challenge 1998||March 16, 1998||1||3:43||Kiev, Ukraine|
|Loss||1–1||Leonid Efremov||Submission (rear-naked choke)||IAFC – Absolute Fighting Championship 2||April 30, 1997||1||2:48||Moscow, Russia|
|Win||1–0||Igor Akinin||Submission (guillotine choke)||IAFC – Absolute Fighting Championship 2||April 30, 1997||1||N/A||Moscow, Russia|||
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