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The Russian fighter of the mixed style (MMA) Alexey Oleinik escaped a ruptured cruciate knee ligament. About it reports TASS.
42-year-old athlete was taken to hospital after the defeat of the American Walter Harris on tournament of the ultimate fighting championship (UFC), which took place in the night of July 21 in San Antonio, United States. Olejnik was knocked out 12 seconds into the confrontation, after which the Russian was taken to a local hospital with a suspected knee injury.
Defeat for the Russians was the second in a row. April 20, he lost Dutchman Alistar Overim on the UFC tournament in St. Petersburg. Oliynyk was replaced by another Russian heavyweight Alexander Volkov.
Oleynik speaks by rules MMA since 1996. On account of the veteran of 10 fights under the auspices of the UFC. All the assets of Russians 57 victories, 45 of which he achieved by painful or suffocating receptions. The defeat of the Harris became the 13th in the career of Oleinik.
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