Belarusian MMA fighter Andrei Orlovsky told that it was supported by the hockey player of “Washington” Ilya Kovalchuk.

At the recent UFC Fight Night 171 the Belarusian MMA veteran had a fight against Brazilian Filipe Linsa, who became the winner of the season PFL in 2018. However, the 41-year-old Belarusian was able to defeat his younger opponent.

In the Instagram Orlovsky said who athletes it supported.

“Of Belarusian athletes did not support before the fight. But I was pleasantly surprised when my spine, Ilya Kovalchuk, immediately after the fight was called, picked up the beer for me, for my victory. Was moved. Thank You, Ilya. You’re handsome! How do we know? With Ilya we have common friends and acquaintances. Plus, I watched his game constantly. Now, when the opportunity came up, beg for his shirts,” – said Orlovsky.

Also, the Belarusian admitted that the past without spectators, the tournament he loved it. Orlovsky spoke about his next opponent, stating that he does not care who he will choose the head of the UFC Dana white.