UFC St. Petersburg Preview

UFC invades mother Russia when two top 10 heavyweights clash in the cage. Alistair Overeem vs. Alexey Oleinik headline UFC St. Petersburg today at the Yubileyny Sports Palace in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

UFC brings you another amazing fight night (although it happens this morning) from St Petersburg Russia. #7 Overeem and #9 Oleinik are the main event but there are some other interesting match ups. The main card shakes out like this. Keep in mind that Light heavyweight: Devin Clark vs. Ivan Shtyrkov was scratched at the last minute due to undisclosed illness/injury.

Heavyweight:
#7 Alistair Overeem (44-17-1 NC ) vs. #9 Aleksei Oleinik (57-11-1)
Classic clash of the titans as two veteran fighters collide n the cage. Both ranked in the top 10 this a statement for both as they look to climb the ranks for a potential title shot. Expect Overeem to look for the KO/TKO while Oleinik will probably look to submit the power puncher.

Lightweight:
Islam Makhachev (16-1) vs. Arman Tsarukyan (13-1)
Semi main event between lightweights Islam Makhachev and Arman Tsarukyan should be an action packed slug fest. Both fighters have only 1 loss on their record and stand to gain a ton of momentum with a win today.

Heavyweight:
Marcelo Golm (6-2) vs. Sergei Pavlovich (12-1)
The leather should be popping on faces today. Expect these two to throw heavy hands and be ready to stand toe to toe and sling the big blows.

Women’s flyweight:
Antonina Shevchenko (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) vs, Roxanne Modafferi (22-15 MMA, 1-3 UFC)

Stoked about this fight as both women like to strike and would love to finish this fight. Antonina has called for an early finish while Modafferi has predicted an all out war.
“Fighting in Russia is very exciting for me because we will be the first female fight in UFC Russia history, and that is very exciting, every fighter wants an early victory. I want a KO.”- Antonina Shevchenko
“I’m stylistically excited about the matchup. I feel like it’s going to be a good fight – all around an exciting war and battle. I think that’s what the fans want to see, and it’s what I want.”- Roxanne Modafferi

Middleweight:
Alen Amedovski (8-0) vs. Krzysztof Jotko (19-4)
Amedovski looks to remain undefeated but he will have his hands full with the experienced veteran Jotko. The Polish middleweight has struggled as of late dropping his last three fights and is in a must win situation today.

Plus a full slate of prelims so buckle up it all starts NOW.


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