UFC Fight Night 149: Overeem vs. Oleynik Results & Recap


Sunday, April 21, 2019 6:30 PM UTC

Sunday, Apr. 21, 2019 6:30 PM UTC

This weekend the UFC headed back to Russia for another live event full of entertaining fights, let’s regroup and take a look at how it went down

<p> </p><p></p><h2 style="text-align:center">Post-Fight Analysis / Recap</h2><p></p><p> </p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>‘The Weekly Punching Parlay Episode 8’</strong></p><p><u><strong>Michal Oleksiejczuk vs. Ghadzimurad Antigulov</strong></u></p><p>Holy shi*!! I expected Michal to put the work in against Ghadzimurad but I did not expect 3 knockdowns and a knockout within the first couple of minutes… Damn.</p><p style="text-align:center"><img alt src="https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D4mz5CpWwAEuHC5.jpg" style="width:700px;height:467px" /></p><p>The striking and counter striking clinic from Michal was too much for Ghadz to handle, devastating power behind those hands of Michal.</p><p>Michal was landing his left hand with ease, little to nothing in terms of defence from Ghadz and no matter how much pressure Antigulov put on Michal he was able to evade the attacks and counter with some heavy hands.</p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"pl\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;Light heavyweights, remember the name!&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Michal Oleksiejczuk in DOMINANT fashion! &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/hashtag/UFCStPetersburg?src=hash&amp;amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#UFCStPetersburg&lt;/a&gt; 🔥 &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/QlXSkXrDdc\"&gt;pic.twitter.com/QlXSkXrDdc&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/UFCEurope/status/1119612442344955905?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;20 de abril de 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;\n"}[/]</p><p>Super-fast start in Russia, as the first two fights were over within minutes.</p><p>I’m not complaining, this is what we want as fight fans… but sometimes it is nice to see styles play out more, on occasions, it’s hard to judge fighters when they end fights so soon into the first round.</p><p>Michal dominated the striking, defended any attempted grappling maneuver and then knocked his opponent out to cash the first leg of this weeks <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/fighting/the-weekly-punching-parlay-episode-8/89828/" target="_blank" title="The Weekly Punching Parlay Episode 8">‘Punching Parlay’</a>.</p><ul> <li>Michal Oleksiejczuk def. Ghadzimurad Antigulov</li></ul><p style="text-align:center"><img alt src="https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D4mrgWrWsAESzTD.jpg" style="width:700px;height:405px" /></p><p> </p><p><u><strong>Movsar Evloev vs. Seung Woo Choi</strong></u></p><p>Former M1 Champion and Russian newcomer Movsar Evloev made his debut at Featherweight and the fight itself pretty much played out exactly how I predicted in this week’s episode of ‘The Punching Parlay’. Choi just couldn’t handle the high-level wrestling that Movsar implemented into his game plan.</p><p>Movsar was looking great from the get-go, the lead uppercut that Choi took early in the first round echoed the entire area… but Choi eats it like cake.</p><p style="text-align:center"><img alt src="https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D4nLIicX4AE4778.jpg" style="width:700px;height:467px" /></p><p>It wasn’t long before we saw the level change by Movsar and turn the striking battle into a grappling one. Having such a high calibre wrestling background, it was expected that Movsar would use the grappling as his ‘go-to’. I knew Choi was going to struggle with any type of grappling exchange, anybody would against Movsars elite level.</p><p>Round two picked up exactly where we left round one, Movsar pressuring Choi with the grappling, at that point of the fight Choi had only managed 7 strikes landed vs Movsars 40+ strikes. Credit where credit is due for Choi, he didn’t make it easy for Movsar to take him down but seemed to always lose the grappling battle in the end.</p><p>Round 3 began and just like clockwork… Movsar again with the effortless takedown. It’s a beautiful thing to watch how talented Movsar is in the grappling department. Towards the end of the third round, Movsar had over 10 minutes of control over Choi, amazing. Movsar was relentless and it was clear to see he was getting his hand raised as the third and final round came to an end. I didn’t need to wait for the judges here, Movsar was the clear winner</p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;Dominant performance from Movsar Evloev!&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Russians putting on a show at &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/hashtag/UFCStPetersburg?src=hash&amp;amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#UFCStPetersburg&lt;/a&gt;! 🇷🇺 &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/7ms4aEyDuQ\"&gt;pic.twitter.com/7ms4aEyDuQ&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/UFCEurope/status/1119646971948457984?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;20 de abril de 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;"}[/]</p><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/fighting/the-weekly-punching-parlay-episode-8/89828/" target="_blank" title="The Weekly Punching Parlay Episode 8">The Weekly Punching Parlay</a> cashes once again and takes us over the 9-unit mark (£900) or even 10 units ($1000) if your currency is USD, we’ve now hit eight in a row which is awesome if you’ve followed from episode 1. Stay humble and give thanks, as we continue the grind and try to cash again in next week’s episode.</p><p><strong>Winning Odds: 2.07 with <a href="http://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=155&amp;a=6a145d2b-505f-491b-a70e-2f5f31742828&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Bookmaker!">Pinnacle</a></strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p></p><h2 style="text-align:center">‘Dogs and Their Odds’</h2><p></p><p> </p><p><br /><u><strong>Rafael Fiziev vs. Magomed Mustafaev</strong></u></p><p>Rafael and Magomed both started off trying to read each other and find their range, there was a lot of movement but not much action in terms of striking to kick off the first round. Out of know where Rafael got dropped from a Magomed strike. At this point, I realised I’d f’d up (ha-ha).</p><p style="text-align:center"><img alt src="https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D4mys0MU0AATJS5.jpg" style="width:700px;height:355px" /></p><p>Magomed Mustafaev threw a spin kick from hell and ended Rafael’s night early, he has been on a long layoff but it didn’t look to phase Magomed what so ever, I think we had the knockout of the night in the first fight there.</p><p>With not a whole lot to comment on this fight, straight through Fiziev’s guard… a spinning kick, a few follow up strikes and then Magomed called the fight of himself, he didn’t wait for the ref as he knew his opponent was out. End of story.</p><ul> <li>Magomed Mustafaev def. Rafael Fiziev</li></ul><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;OHHHHHHHH! 😱&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;And just like that, Magomed Mustafaev IS BACK! &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/hashtag/UFCStPetersburg?src=hash&amp;amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#UFCStPetersburg&lt;/a&gt; 🇷🇺 &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/ZM0NjxUR28\"&gt;pic.twitter.com/ZM0NjxUR28&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/UFCEurope/status/1119607518588616704?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;20 de abril de 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;"}[/]</p><p><u><strong>Krzysztof Jotko vs. Alen Amedovski</strong></u></p><p>The Russian making his UFC debut here as a huge underdog and with good reason... but starting of the fight he seemed to be very aggressive moving forward.</p><p>Exchanging strikes, Alen was comfortable. Jotko is desperate for this win to avoid a four-fight losing streak which could signal his departure from the company. Whilst making this bet, I was aware of these circumstances, which made my betting stake a cautious one (half unit).</p><p>After the first round, I think Jotko might have edged that one with his ground control and takedowns, but as were in Russia… with Russian judges, I’m not too sure they’ll care about Jotkos wrestling through one round.</p><p>Jotko has exploited Alens weakness early in the fight, Alen couldn’t escape the takedowns and ground control now that Jotko is comfortable. Round two ended with Jotko dominating, Alens face was bloody as he took deep breaths… he had no choice but to leave it all in round three and finish Jotko otherwise victory would be near impossible to gain on the judge’s scorecard.</p><p>Jotko teared him up once again, as round three came to an end he had nothing to worry about in terms of the judge's scorecard because he was so impressive in the grappling exchanges, his game plan was clear and he implemented it perfectly. For the first week since I started writing ‘<a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/fighting/the-dogs-and-their-odds-ufc-fight-night-149-espn-7-overeem-vs-oleynik/89824/" target="_blank" title="‘The Dogs And Their Odds’ Ufc Fight Night 149/ESPN+7: Overeem Vs Oleynik">Dog’s and Their Odd’s</a>’, we haven’t managed to successfully predict at least one underdog. We’ll be back again in the week because ‘what knocks you down can only make you stronger’, <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/fighting/the-weekly-punching-parlay-episode-8/89828/" target="_blank" title="The Weekly Punching Parlay Episode 8">Punching Parlay</a> is on an 8-0 streak and we will try to continue to build the bankroll with episode 9.</p><p> </p><p></p><h2> </h2><h2 style="text-align:center">UFC FN 149 - Full Results</h2><p></p><p> </p><p><br /><strong>Main Card:</strong></p><ul> <li>Alistair Overeem def. Aleksei Oleinik via TKO (r1 04:45)</li> <li>Islam Makhachev def. Arman Tsarukyan via Unanimous Decision</li> <li>Sergei Pavlovich def. Marcelo Golm via TKO (r1 01:06)</li> <li>Roxanne Modaferri def. Antonina Shevchenko via Split Decision</li> <li>Krzysztof Jotko def. Alen Amedovski via Unanimous Decision</li></ul><p> </p><p><strong>Undercard</strong></p><ul> <li>Movsar Evloev def. Sung Woo Choi via Unanimous decision</li> <li>Sultan Aliev def. Keita Nakamura via Unanimous Decision</li> <li>Alexander Yakovlev def. Alex Da Silva via Submission (r2 03:10)</li> <li>Shamil Abdurakhimov def. Marcin Tybura via TKO (r2 03:15)</li> <li>Michal Oleksiejczuk def. Ghadzimurad Antigulov via TKO (r1 00:44)</li> <li>Magomed Mustafaev def. Rafael Fiziev via TKO (rd1 01:26)</li></ul><p> </p><p style="text-align:center">(All opening/closing odds for these events are available <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/fighting/?dt=20190223" target="_blank" title="Live Fighting Odds Board">HERE</a>.)</p>
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