Alistair Overeem covered up and took Aleksei Oleinik’s best shots. Then he delivered one of his own that put the Russian away.
After avoiding Oleinik’s crafty submissions, Overeem unleashed a knee that set up a TKO finish at the 4:45 mark of the first round.
The heavyweight bout served as the co-headliner for UFC on ESPN+ 7, which took place at Yubileyniy Arena in St. Petersburg and streamed live on ESPN+.
“He’s a very strong dude,” Overeem said afterward. “He’s a veteran of...