UFC St. Petersburg results: Alistair Overeem finishes Aleksei Oleinik in first round

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...

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