Oleksiy Oliynyk

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Oleksiy Oleksiyovych Oliynyk
Олексі́й Олексі́йович Олі́йник
Alexey Oleynik.jpg
Born (1977-06-25) June 25, 1977 (age 40)[1]
Kharkiv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union (now Ukraine)
Other names The Boa Constrictor
Residence Moscow, Russia
Nationality Ukrainian (until 2014)[2]
Russian (since 2015)[3]
Ethnicity Ukrainian[4]
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)[5]
Weight 243.5 lb (110 kg; 17 st 6 lb)
Division Heavyweight (265 lb) (current)
Light Heavyweight (205 lb)
Middleweight (185 lb)
Reach 80.0 in (203 cm)[6]
Fighting out of Moscow, Russia
Team K-Dojo Warrior Tribe (current)
American Top Team (current)
Team Oplot (founder)
Red Devil Sport Club (former)
Rank International Master of Sports in Combat Sambo[7]
4th degree black belt in Ju-Jitsu[8]
Years active 1997–1999, 2001, 2004–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 62
Wins 51
By knockout 5
By submission 42
By decision 4
Losses 10
By knockout 4
By submission 2
By decision 4
Draws 1
Other information
University Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Oleksiy Oleksiyovych Oliynyk (Ukrainian: Олексі́й Олексі́йович Олі́йник, born June 20, 1977; Russified to Alexey Alexeievich Oleinik, Russian: Алексей Алексеевич Олейник) is a Ukrainian-Russian[2][3] mixed martial artist, jujitsuka, combat sambist and grappler currently signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, competing in their Heavyweight division. He is a M-1 Global veteran and has fought for Bellator Fighting Championships, Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki and YAMMA Pit Fighting. As of March 2017, Oliynyk is #14 in the official UFC Heavyweight Rankings.[9] He holds the distinction of being the only fighter to win a UFC fight via Ezekiel choke[10] and he also holds the record for most Ezekiel choke wins in MMA competition with 10.[11]

Grappling career[edit]

During his training camp with K-Dojo Warrior Tribe in April 2011, Oliynyk participated in two Grappling tournaments, he won the Absolute division in an Eddie Alvarez hosted grappling tournament,[12] 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.[13]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

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[14][15][16] 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.

Bellator MMA[edit]

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[edit]

In November 2013 Oliynyk announced that he signed a contract with the UFC,[17] and was expected to face Jared Rosholt on January 25, 2014 at UFC on Fox 10.[18] However, Oliynyk was forced out of the bout with an injury and Rosholt was pulled from the card altogether.[19]

In his debut, Oliynyk faced fellow newcomer Anthony Hamilton on June 28, 2014 at UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Stephens.[20] He won the fight via scarf hold headlock submission early in the first round.[21]

The rescheduled bout with Jared Rosholt took place on November 22, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 57.[22] Oliynyk won the fight via knockout in the first round. The win also earned Oliynyk his first Performance of the Night bonus award.[23]

In an interview on September 9, 2015, Oliynyk indicated that he had been sidelined by multiple knee surgeries and subsequent rehabilitation. Oliynyk said he has no intention of retiring and expects a possible return sometime in the middle of 2016.[24]

Oliynyk next faced Daniel Omielańczuk on July 13, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 91.[25] He lost fight via majority decision.[26]

Oliynyk next faced Viktor Pešta on January 15, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 103.[27] He won the fight in the first round via Ezekiel choke, the first in UFC history and was awarded a Performance of the Night bonus.[28][29]

Oliynyk is expected to face Travis Browne on July 8, 2017 at UFC 213.[30]

Political views[edit]

Oliynyk has been critical of the Euromaidan movement, supported Russia during the 2014 Russian military intervention in Ukraine, and even wore a shirt with Putin's face and was denied entry to Ukraine.[31][32][33]

He's a naturalised Russian citizen.[34]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

  • Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki
    • KSW 8 Heavyweight Tournament Winner
  • ProFC
    • 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

Sambo[edit]

  • World Combat Sambo Federation
    • World Combat Sambo Champion (2005) [35]
    • Eurasian Combat Sambo Champion (2001) [35]
  • Combat Sambo Federation of Russia
    • Russian National Combat Sambo Champion (2003, 2004) [35]
    • Moscow Combat Sambo Champion (5 time) [35]

Submission Grappling[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 51–10–1 Viktor Pešta Submission (Ezekiel choke) UFC Fight Night: Rodríguez vs. Penn January 15, 2017 1 2:57 Phoenix, Arizona, United States Performance of the Night.
Loss 50–10–1 Daniel Omielańczuk Decision (majority) UFC Fight Night: McDonald vs. Lineker July 13, 2016 3 5:00 Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
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 the 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 (body kick and 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 Mayor's Cup Final.
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 Won the 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 Kułak Submission (bulldog choke) KSW 8 November 10, 2007 1 2:50 Warsaw, Poland Won the 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 the 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 the 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 [36]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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