Derrick Luisito: Julio Cortez / AP
The Russian fighter of the mixed style (MMA) heavyweight Alexey Oleinik will fight with U.S. representative derrick Lewis, nicknamed the Black Beast. About it the correspondent “Tapes.ru”.
The match with participation of the 43-year-old Russian will head the tournament ultimate fighting championship (UFC) in Las Vegas on 8 August. Lewis — a former contender for the belt of the champion of the organization in heavy weight. American heavyweight occupies the fourth place in the ranking of the UFC within his weight class.
Oleinik is a series of two victories. In may, he defeated former UFC champion Fabricio Werdum. In January, the Russians ended the showdown against Maurice Greene.
Olejnik for the third time in his career will be headed by the UFC. The Russian heavyweight was involved in major fights in the first ever UFC event in Russia, which was held in Moscow in the autumn of 2018. In April 2019, the Oleinik had a fight with Alistair Overeem in the main duel of tournament in St.-Petersburg.
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