Russian heavyweight Alexey Oleynik and former Strongest Man of Britain Oli Thompson collide in a heavyweight bout on May 26, 2023, at the Dynamo Volleyball Arena in Moscow, Russia. The fight is the headliner of the Ren TV Superfight series event. Oleynik will return to the fight scene after being cut from the UFC last October. Both fighters are experienced and veteran mixed martial artists in their forties. While Oleynik has grown a reputation of being a submission specialist, his British foe has the knockout power to fell any fighter.
MMA: REN TV Superfight Series Heavyweight
Location: Dynamo Volleyball Arena, Moscow
Where to watch: Ren TV
Date: 26.05.2023. 23.59
"The Boa Constrictor" Alexey Oleynik is a 45-year-old veteran with a record of 60-17-1. Oleynik is a submission specialist with 46 submission wins in his career. He is also a dangerous striker, with 12 knockout wins. The Combat Sambo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Grappler is the only fighter to win a UFC fight via Ezekiel choke. Oleinik also holds the record for most Ezekiel choke wins in MMA competition, with fourteen. He has competed in Bellator and UFC, picking up a 1-4 record in his last five fights in the UFC.
Tale of the Tape
- Age: 45
- Height: 6' 2"
- Reach: 80"
- Record: 60-17-0
Oli Thompson, 43, is a multi-talented British athlete known for his accomplishments as a strongman, mixed martial artist, and his previous title as Britain's Strongest Man. Thompson competes in the Heavyweight division and has showcased his skills in various regional promotions, winning the heavyweight title in several of them. Thompson poses a significant threat to his opponents as a striker, with an impressive record of 13 knockout wins. His striking prowess and ability to deliver devastating blows make him a formidable force in the cage. Thompson failed to win any fights in the UFC and Bellator, going 0-4 in the two promotions. He also dropped his last four MMA fights across several regional promotions.
Tale of the Tape
- Age: 43
- Height: 6' 1"
- Reach: 75"
- Record: 21-16-0
Alexey Oleynik is a massive favorite to win the bout at 1.28 on 1XBET. The sportsbook prices a win for the British underdog at 3.58 odds. Coinplay lists Yes, for round 2 to start at 1.85 odds and No for the same price.