A month ago at the first UFC press conference in Moscow, the head of the Russian representative office Andrei Gromkovsky asked the question – when the promotion number 1 will return to our country with a new tournament?
"Much depends on the first show," explained Gromkovsky. – We have a huge country in which MMA is very fond of. Of course, we want to arrange for them as many events as possible, but the details will be later. "
"I have experienced the power of suffocating Oleynik – there is no way out"
What was said at the first Russian UFC press conference in history.
The president Dana White, which first of all should try to impress, as a result, did not come to Moscow. But the tournament still turned out to be hot without him. Just such competitive, spectacular battles, which showed the fighters in the "Olympic", the head of the company. Therefore, we can only wait for new announcements of the return of UFC to Russia and remember the event that has just finished the event!
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Mark Hunt – Alexey Oleinik
Experienced veterans, true sports legends, who are still in the ranks and still love to finish fights quickly and spectacularly, headed the first Moscow card. Mark Hunt known to fans of MMA as one of the most terrible knockers in the history of heavy weight.
Alexey Oleinik about as famous for its suffocating. One of them many fans even call "Oleynik-choke" in honor of Boa constrictor.
The beginning of the fight turned out neat. The fighters, evidently, were afraid to approach each other in the first seconds of the fight, because the starting minutes of the round were not very gay. Everything changed, it was worth Oleynik to get on Hunt. In the dynamics it was difficult to make out exactly how Mark flew from Alexei. But the duel after the left side from the Russian heavyweight has changed beyond recognition.
Almost immediately after a strong hit, Oleinik rushed forward to develop success. And soon the fight went to the flooring, where Alexei initially had the greatest chance of winning. About a minute before the end of the starting round, the Russian fighter took the hull and neck of Hunt, being behind the back, and completed the suffocating.
Results of UFC Fight Night 136:
Ramazan Emeyev (18-3, 3-0 UFC) defeated Stefan Sekulich (12-3, 0-1 UFC) by a unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 29-28);
Jordan Johnson (10-0, 4-0 UFC) defeated Adam Yandiyev (9-1, 0-1 UFC) with a stifling reception in Round 2;
Magomed Ankalayev (11-1, 1-1 UFC) defeated Marcin Prachnio (13-4, 0-2 UFC) by a knockout in the 2nd round (punches and high-kicks);
Mayrbek Taysumov (27-5, 7-1 UFC) defeated Desmond Green (21-8, 2-3 UFC) by unanimous decision (30-27 h3);
Rustam Khabilov (23-3, 9-2 UFC) defeated Kajan Johnson (23-13-1, 4-3 UFC) by a separate decision of the judges (29-28, 29-28, 28-29);
Peter Yang (10-1, 2-0 UFC) defeated Jin Soo Sona (9-3, 0-1 UFC) by a unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28);
Khalid Murtazaliev (14-2, 1-0 UFC) defeated CBS Dolloway (17-8, 10-8 UFC) by TKO in round 2 (stop of the referee's fight).
Alexei Kunchenko (19-0, 1-0 UFC) beat Thiago Alves (22-13, 14-10 UFC) with a unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28);
Shamil Abdurahimov (19-4, 4-2 UFC) defeated Andrei Arlovski (27-17, 16-11 UFC) by unanimous decision of the judges (29-28, 30-27, 30-27);
Jan Blahovic (23-7 MMA, 6-4 UFC) (24-5, 6-3 UFC) defeated Nikita Krylov (24-6, 6-4 UFC) with an asphyxiating in the second round (strangulation from behind);
Alexei Oleinik (57-11-1, 5-2 UFC) defeated Mark Hunt (13-13-1, 8-7-1 UFC) with a stifling reception in the first round (strangulation from behind).
Jan Blahovich – Nikita Krylov
Unfortunately, the first after the return to the UFC duel Nikita Krylov lost. Too difficult for ex-champion FNG was the fifth number of the company Jan Blachovic. An experienced Pole bets on the fight – and has not lost. Although Krylov moved the first fight to the ground, it was Blahovich who showed himself on the ground floor as the owner of the octagon.
If in the first segment Yan "lounged" Nikita only about two minutes, then in the second segment Blahovich knocked down the opponent already at the very beginning. And he controlled up to the mark of 2:31 of the second round, while Krylov, who was caught on a stifling reception, knocked as a sign of surrender.
The fans of the bright Russian light heavyweight soon despair. Judging by the choice of opponents for the fight-return, in the UFC very much even count on Nikita Krylova, as on a bright top. So, next time the Miner, most likely, will again get someone from the first 20-ki rating division.
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Andrei Orlovsky – Shamil Abdurahimov
Not long then the tournament Belarusian Andrey Orlovsky went on the air of the program about MMA on Russian TV and left the studio ahead of time, saying that the hosts are too pulling their own, Russian fighters. Andrew can be understood, because the screen showed only the unfortunate fragments of his fights, which could not hurt the famous athlete.
As a result, Orlovsky went to battle under the USSR national anthem. However, it did not help him very much: the fight was out of the script Abdurakhimov. Shamil controlled most of what was happening in the octagon – both on the legs and in the fight. Orlovsky could not find his rhythm in any way and eventually gave way to a principled fight before the eyes of the Moscow public.
Tiago Alves – Alexey Kunchenko
Before the fight, the Brazilian did not behave very nicely towards the Russian debutant UFC and the former champion M-1 Alexey Kunchenko. Tiago Alves promised a few days ago that he would "knock Kunchenko to hell." The Russian also promised to take revenge on the opponent for a long tongue, and all this seemed to precede a spectacular duel. However, in reality everything turned out differently.
The opponents were visibly afraid of each other, because most of the fight was not very watchable. A small advantage over the main part of the fight helped Kunchenko to come out the winner on the referee cards. Immediately after the victory, Alex asked the opponents of the legendary Donald Cerrone.
Peter Yang – Jin Son Soo
The name of the Korean warrior, who replaced the original opponent Petra Jan at the Moscow tournament Douglas Silva de Andrade, you are unlikely to say anything about it. If for the Russian this exit in the octagon was already second, then rival Gene Soo Son debuted in the UFC.
I must say, the guy from South Korea did more than expected from him in a duel with ex-champion ACB. Even though he lost. Looking ahead, it should be noted that the battle of Jan – Son won the award, as the best in the whole tournament. And this he became only thanks to the strong head of the Korean. Peter Ian "landed" in Son all the shells that he had, but he could not overcome ahead of schedule. The opponent only smiled, receiving blows, and sometimes he snapped, several times showing himself well in the fight.
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We can only congratulate Peter Yan on the fact that his plans so far are growing together better. A fighter from Omsk has long said that fighting at a UFC tournament in Moscow is his dream. At the same time, Ian repeatedly stressed that he was going to approach the title in a couple of years, and if he continues to deliver the victories as well (Peter, by the way, fought for the second time since the end of June), the company will soon provide him with a top opponent.