Zane Simon & Eddie Mercado are here to breakdown tonight’s event; the guys are here with hot takes, possible next fights, as well as reactions to the overall event.
On the 20th of April, 2019, the UFC put on their UFC on ESPN+ 7 event on ESPN+ from St. Petersburg, Russia, so we had some early morning and afternoon fights to watch here in the states.
The event featured a heavyweight bout between former title contender, Alistair ‘The Demolition Man’ Overeem, with a 44-17-0, 1 NC record against Oleksiy ‘The Boa Constrictor’ Oleinik, with a 57-11-1 record, whose last two wins occurred in Round 1. Also of note on the card was a women’s flyweight bout between Valentina Shevchenko and Bloody Elbow’s own contributing author, Roxanne Modafferi (whom we were all rooting for).
Here’s a look at the fight card results for the UFC on ESPN+ 7 event, from the Yubileyney Sports Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia, USA, on Saturday, April 20th, via Tapology.com:
ESPN+ MAIN EVENT | 1PM/10AM ET/PT
Alistair Overeem def. Alexey Oleinik, KO/TKO - Knees & Ground/Pound, 4:45 R1
Islam Makhachev def. Arman Tsarukyan, DEC - Unanimous
Sergey Pavlovich def. Marcelo Golm, KO/TKO - Punches, 1:06 R1
Roxanne Modafferi def. Antonina Shevchenko, DEC - Split
Krzysztof Jotko def. Alen Amedovski, DEC - Unanimous
Movsar Evloev def. Seung Woo Choi, DEC - Unanimous
ESPN+ PRELIMS | 10:15AM/7:15AM ET/PT
Sultan Aliev def. Keita Nakamura, DEC - Unanimous
Alexander Yakovlev def. Alex da Silva, SUB - Guillotine Choke, 3:10 R2
Shamil Abdurakhimov def. Marcin Tybura, KO/TKO - Punches, 3:15 R2
Michal Oleksiejczuk def. Gadzhimurad Antigulov, KO/TKO - Uppercut & Ground/Pound, 0:44 R1
Magomed Mustafaev def. Rafael Fiziev, KO/TKO - Spinning Back Kick & Punches, 1:26 R1
POTN: Magomed Mustafaev $50K, Sergei Pavlovich $50K
FOTN: Islam Makhachev vs Arman Tsarukyan, $50K each
Attendance: The UFC did not release any gate revenue figures, but announced UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Oleinik a sellout with attendance of 7,326.
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