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UFC Moscow: Aleksei Oleinik eventually made 'tremendously hard task' look easy vs. Mark Hunt

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MOSCOW – Want to hear a quick imitation of Aleksei Oleinik’s resume?

Submission submission submission submission submission submission submission submission submission submission submission submission submission submission submission. Sigh. submission submission submission submission submission submission submission.

Rinse. Repeat.

In 57 career wins, the Russian has 45 submissions. On Saturday, in the UFC Fight Night 136 main event, Oleinik (57-11-1 MMA, 6-2 UFC) finished Mark Hunt (13-13-1 MMA, 8-7-1 UFC) with a first-round rear-naked choke. And he did it against a guy who had never been choked out. Hunt has been submitted several times before – but all courtesy of armbars and kimuras, never chokes. And that’s popularly attributed to his build and simply having less neck area to get hold of than other fighters.

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“This is a tremendously hard task to take down Mark Hunt,” Oleinik said through a translator after the fight. “He’s a very experienced fighter and very strong. I tried to distract him using a technique I normally don’t use. I hit him a few times, we went into grappling, and then I used my best techniques on him.”

UFC Fight Night 136 took place at Olympic Stadium in Moscow. It was the UFC’s debut event in Russia. The entire card streamed on UFC Fight Pass.

Oleinik picked up another $50,000 bonus for his win, in which he was the underdog to Hunt. He has two Ezekiel choke finishes in his past four wins, and two others by rear-naked choke.

“I was very nervous at first,” Oleinik said. “Then we threw a couple punches, I got into the zone and I knew it was going to be OK. “I certainly found (his non-existent neck). I had a couple scenarios I held back, but I used one of them. Everyone was expecting a certain style of fight from me, but this fight was OK.”

Check out the full post-fight interview with Oleinik in the video above.

And for complete coverage of UFC Fight Night 136, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

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