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The Russian fighter of the mixed style (MMA) Oleksiy Oliynyk believes that his compatriot, hockey player “Washington capitals” Alexander Ovechkin could be to act in the mixed single combats (MMA). His words are quoted “R-Sport”.
41-year-old athlete commented on the fight Ovechkin and the Russians from the “Carolina Hurricans” Andrew Svechnikova during the third match of the first round series of the Stanley Cup. Forward capitals knocked out the opponent. “The makings of a fighter he really is, but I still cringe when hockey starts fights. So Yes they have adopted, it is considered that there are tough guys. But then you would divide the net hockey and hockey tagami”, he concluded.
Oleynik will lead the second tournament of the ultimate fighting championship (UFC) in Russia, which will be held April 20 in St. Petersburg. Rival Russians will be the Dutchman Alistair Overeem.
MMA fighter occupies the ninth place ranking heavyweights of the UFC. Oleynik speaks professionally since 1996. On account of his 57 wins and 11 defeats.
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