The top of the UFC St. Petersburg main card saw the company’s #7 ranked heavyweight Alistair Overeem stop the #9 ranked Aleksei Oleinik with strikes in the opening round.
The victory did not come without adversity. Oleinik was more than game, hurting Overeem on the feet early and unloading some serious volume. Overeem showed off his heart to weather the storm that was Oleinik, and began to attack with knees from the clinch. He started with the body, and then switched to the head.