A Heavyweight encounter of epic proportions takes place this Sunday (Manila time), as former title challenger Alistair Overeem (44–17 -1) will look to start another winning streak by taking on the durable Alexey Oleynik (57–11–1) in the main event of UFC Fight Night 149.
With over 100 fights between them, the veteran fighters will be looking for an impressive finish in order to be on the short list of challengers to face the current champion, Daniel Cormier.
After back-to-back setbacks, Overeem bounced back big time in his last bout, finishing Sergey Pavlovic in just under a round. Oleynik, meanwhile, is on a two-fight winning streak, with impressive submission victories over Junior Albini and Mark Hunt.
When and where you can watch it:
UFC Fight Night 149: Overeem vs. Oleynik is scheduled on Sunday, April 21, 2019 (Manila time) inside the Yubileyny Sports Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia. The preliminary card starts at 10:00 pm (Saturday, April 20 in Manila) followed by the main card at 1:00 Am.
You can watch the whole event on FOX+, which is FOX Networks Group Asia’s video-streaming service. It is available on Android and iOS devices as well as on Apple TV and select Android TVs. A free 30-day trial is also available for new subscribers.
ESPN will also show the preliminary fights and will have a pay-per-view for the main card.
Who are the other fighters on the card?
(Heavyweight) Alistair Overeem vs. Alexey Oleynik
(Lightweight) Islam Makhachev vs. Arman Tsarukyan
(Heavyweight)Sergei Pavlovich vs. Marcelo Golm
(Light Heavyweight) Ivan Shtyrkov vs. Devin Clark
(Women’s Flyweight) Roxanne Modafferi vs. Antonina Shevchenko
(Middleweight) Krzysztof Jotko vs. Alen Amedovski
Preliminary Card (ESPN+)
(Bantamweight) Movsar Evloev vs. Seung Woo Choi
(Welterweight) Sultan Aliev vs. Keita Nakamura
(Lightweight) Alexander Yakovlev vs. Alex da Silva Coelho
(Heavyweight)Marcin Tyburavs. Shamil Abdurakhimov
(Light Heavyweight) Gadzhimurad Antigulov vs. Michał Oleksiejczuk
(Lightweight) Magomed Mustafaev vs. Rafael Fiziev