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Who won Overeem vs Oleinik?
Alistair Overeem beat Aleksei Oleinik by , during the main event of UFC on ESPN+ 7, on Saturday 20th April 2019 at Yubileyny Sports Palace in St. Petersburg.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Alistair Overeem.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Overeem vs Oleinik stats
Alistair Overeem stepped into the ring with a record of 44 wins, 17 loses and 0 draws, 22 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 17 by submission.
Aleksei Oleinik made his way to the ring with a record of 57 wins, 11 loses and 1 draw, with 8 of those wins by knock out and 45 by submission.
The stats suggested Overeem had a massive power advantage over Oleinik, boasting at 50% knock out percentage over Oleinik's 14%.
Alistair Overeem was the younger man by 3 years, at 41 years old.
Overeem had a height advantage of 2 inches over Oleinik. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Overeem was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 8 less fights, and made his debut in 1999, 2 year and 11 months later than Oleinik, whose first professional fight was in 1996. He had fought the same amount of professional rounds, 105 to Oleinik's 105.
Overeem vs Oleinik form
Overeem had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Jairzinho Rozenstruik at UFC on ESPN 7 on 7th December 2019 by knockout in the 5th round at Capital One Arena, Washington D.C..
Previous to that, he had won against Aleksei Oleinik at UFC on ESPN+ 7 on 20th April 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Yubileyny Sports Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Going into that contest, he had beat Sergey Pavlovich at UFC Fight Night 141 on 24th November 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Cadillac Arena, Beijing, China.
Before that, he had been beaten by Francis NGannou at UFC 218 on 2nd December 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, United States.
He had defeated Fabr cio Werdum at UFC 213 on 8th July 2017 by majority decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Overeem's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
Oleinik's last 4 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.3 rounds on average.