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Report: UFC picks up Russian heavyweight Alexey Oleinik

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Superkarate.ru reports the UFC has signed longtime Russian heavyweight, Alexey Oleinik. Oleinik, who has bounced a bit between heavyweight and light heavyweight throughout his career, will enter the UFC on a nine fight winning streak including victories over Dion Staring, Jeff Monson, Tony Lopez, and most recently Mirko Filipovic. At age 36, he's one of the more traveled vets on the MMA circuit, holding an overall record of 48-9-1.

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Post #1   11/27/13 5:56:41PM   

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I like this signing. Been around forever, deserves a shot. Just wonder if it will be at 205 or HW.

Post #2   11/27/13 6:43:13PM   

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Hopefully LHW. That division is getting lighter with all the smaller 205s dropping to middleweight. Also, the HW division doesn't need anymore 225 pound dudes.

Post #3   11/27/13 9:40:54PM   

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Hell yeah!

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I do love the UFC signing all these Russians

Post #5   11/27/13 11:04:57PM   

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Ugh.... Pure sambo fighter with no real athletic ability or striking. Will be eaten alive.

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Posted by Svartorm

Ugh.... Pure sambo fighter with no real athletic ability or striking. Will be eaten alive.



He's earned his shot though 4-1 in 2012, 5-0 in 2013.
On a 9 fight win streak including wins over Dion Staring, Jeff Monson and Mirko CroCop and the infamous Tony Lopez.

If the UFC plans on doing about 6 fight cards in Europe, they've spoken about Russia on multiple occasions, so I can understand why they'd sign a Russian MMA Veteran.

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I just don't see the point of signing someone who can't possibly win against anyone at HW, and has potential to be embarrassing. That "Al Capone" kid that just fought Soa Palelei was of a similar style, albeit with some karate thrown in, and that fight was a sack of crap.

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Post #8   11/29/13 1:25:59PM