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"The Boa Constrictor"

Aleksei Oleinik


Win Rate
77 %
Finish Rate
92 %
Decision Win %
45 %

Aleksei Oleinik

6' 2 (188 cm)
80 in. (6' 8/203 cm)
Russian Federation
Main Division
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coach
Ricardo Libório
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Rank
Alexey Alexeyevich Oleinik is a Russian mixed martial artist and combat sambo fighter who fought for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, competing in their heavyweight division. He is the only fighter to win a UFC fight via Ezekiel choke, and has done so twice. Oleinik also holds the record for most Ezekiel choke wins in MMA competition, with fourteen.
Fighter Trivia
The eldest, Polina, attends Stoneman Douglas High School, and was present at the school during the mass shooting but was unharmed. He is a naturalised Russian citizen, and expressed support towards Russia following its 2014 military intervention in Ukraine. He wore a shirt with Putin's face and as a result was denied entry into Ukraine.

Awards & Accolades

  • UFC: Performance of the Night (Six times) vs. Jared Rosholt, Viktor Pesta, Júnior Albini, Mark Hunt, Maurice Greene, and Jared Vanderaa
  • UFC: First fighter in UFC history to finish with an Ezekiel choke.
  • UFC: Only fighter in UFC history to finish with an Ezekiel choke (now twice).
  • UFC: Second most submission wins in heavyweight division (Seven)
  • Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki: 2007 KSW 8 Heavyweight Tournament Winner
  • M-1 Global: 2004 Middleweight Russia Cup Tournament Winner
  • ProFC: 2008 ProFC 4 President's Cup Heavyweight Tournament Winner
  • ProFC: 2008 ProFC 3 Heavyweight Grand Prix Runner-Up
  • International Absolute Fighting Council: 2006 Russia Cup Light heavyweight Tournament Winner
  • International Absolute Fighting Council: 2009 Mayor's Cup Heavyweight Tournament Winner
  • Perm Region MMA Federation: 2007 Professional MMA Cup Heavyweight Tournament Winner
  • Other tournaments: 2007 Yaroslavl Open Championship Heavyweight Tournament Winner
  • Other tournaments: 1996 Minamoto Cup Heavyweight Tournament Winner
  • World Cup of Mixed Martial Arts: WCMMA Heavyweight Championship (One time; first; last)
  • MMA Mania: 2017 Submission of the Year (Top 5: #2) vs. Viktor Pešta
  • MMA Weekly: 2018 Submission of the Year vs. Júnior Albini
  • World Combat Sambo Federation: World Combat Sambo Champion (2005)
  • World Combat Sambo Federation: Eurasian Combat Sambo Champion (2001)
  • Combat Sambo Federation of Russia: Russian Combat Sambo Champion (2003, 2004)
  • Combat Sambo Federation of Russia: Moscow Combat Sambo Champion (Five time)
  • Grapplers Quest: 2011 Black belt No-Gi Advanced Superweight (210 lbs ) Tournament Winner
  • Eddie Alvarez Grappling Tournament: 2011 Absolute Division Tournament Winner

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