Report: UFC picks up Russian heavyweight Alexey Oleinik
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.
Cristiano Marcello vs. Joe Proctor slated for UFC Fight Night 36
a lightweight bout between joe proctor (8-2 mma, 1-1 ufc) and cristiano marcello (13-5 mma, 1-2 ufc) is the latest addition to february’s ufc fight night 36 event.
A lightweight bout between Joe Proctor (8-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Cristiano Marcello (13-5 MMA, 1-2 UFC) is the latest addition to February’s UFC Fight Night 36 event.
Rory MacDonald: 'I needed to lose'
The Rory MacDonald of 2013 is a very different specimen from the youngster who ran roughshod over the welterweight division throughout his first few years inside the UFC. His ferocity replaced by a measured sense of restraint, MacDonald finally fell victim to his own evolution at UFC 167, where he lost a bruising split decision to Robbie Lawler.
Though however damaging it may have been, the loss could ultimately wind up being the best thing for the 24-year-old.
"I needed it," a candid MacDonald admitted on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour...