Recall that the tournament was to be held on 18 April, but this proved impossible because of the epidemic of the coronavirus. In the end, the President of the ultimate fighting championship (UFC) Dana white gathered the may date is one of the strongest cardies (card – part of the fighting – approx. “RG”) in the history of such tournaments. There were also 42-year-old Russian Alexey Oleynik and his opponent, the Brazilian Fabricio Werdum. However, live neither this match, nor any other MMA fans saw. In accordance with medical requirements, the event was held at the absolutely empty stands.

Werdum who like Oleynik, 42, is one of the most famous fighters in UFC history. In 2015 he even won the title of world champion of the organization. However, the best days of the South behind long ago, that demonstrated fight with Oleinik. The Russians are very actively carried out the first round, literally crushing the opponent. In the second meeting the initiative also came from Oleynik, although Werdum is two-times world champion in JIU-jitsu was able once to conduct the take-down. But the final round was dominated by Werdum, which resulted in a split decision. Which turned out to be in favor Oleynik – 29:28, 29:28, 28:29.

This win was the 60th for Olejnik, 13 defeats and one draw in MMA.

In the main fight of the UFC 249 for the WBC interim world champion in the lightweight title fight Tony Ferguson and Justin Gati. The winner of this fight supposedly will meet with the current title holder of Russian Habib Nurmagomedov.