UFC will be making its debut in Russia this Saturday in at Olimpiyskiy Stadium, Moscow, which is one of the most important and popular markets for Mixed Martial Arts. UFC Fight Night 136 will be headlined by hard-hitting heavyweight ‘Super Samoan’ Mark Hunt and Alexsey Oleynik.
Hunt has some of the hardest hands in the sport so only needs one opportunity to turn off the lights. However, over the years we have seen the blueprint of how to avoid that knockout threat and take him down plus the Russian is as prolific as it gets on the ground with a staggering 46 submission victories.
A lightweight bout between Desmond Green and Mairbek Taisumov was scheduled for this event. However, the status of the pairing is unknown after Green sustained minor injuries in a serious car accident in Davie, Florida on August 18 which left two people dead.
Main Card (2 PM ET)
Mark Hunt vs. Alexei Oleinik
Nikita Krylov vs. Jan Blachowicz
Andrei Arlovski vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov
Thiago Alves vs. Alexey Kunchenko
Preliminary Card (10:30 AM ET)
C.B. Dollaway vs. Khalid Murtazaliev
Petr Yan vs. Jin Soo Son
Kajan Johnson vs. Rustam Khabilov
Desmond Green vs. Mairbek Taisumov
Magomed Ankalaev vs. Marcin Prachnio
Jordan Johnson vs. Adam Yandiev
Ramazan Emeev vs. Stefan Sekulic
Merab Dvalishvili vs. Terrion Ware