MMA

Poland’s Michal Oleksiejczuk earns 2nd UFC win at ‘UFC Fight Night 149’ in St. Petersburg, Russia

Fighting out of Barki, Poland, Michal “Lord” Oleksiejczuk, 24, was one of the winners at “UFC Fight Night 149.” It was his second victory in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Featuring 11 mixed martial arts matches, “UFC Fight Night 149” took place at the Yubileyny Sports Palace in Saint Petersburg, Russia on April 20, 2019. In the second bout of the evening, Oleksiejczuk faced Gadzhimurad Antigulov, 32, of Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia in the light heavyweight division.

Leon Roberts served as the referee. He put a stop to the light heavyweight contest after 1 minute and 44 seconds when Oleksiejczuk knocked out Antigulov via punch.

Winning at “UFC Fight Night 149” improved Oleksiejczuk’s professional MMA record to 14 wins and 2 losses. On the other hand, Antigulov now has 20 wins and 6 losses.

At “UFC Fight Night 149,” Oleksiejczuk was one of the two fighters who represented Poland while Antigulov was one of the 10 hometown heroes who competed. Brazil, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, the Netherlands, North Macedonia, Peru, South Korea and the U.S. were also represented.

Born in Barki on February 22, 1995, Oleksiejczuk has been competing professionally since 2014. He joined the UFC in 2017.

When Oleksiejczuk made his UFC debut at “UFC 219” on December 30, 2017 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, he faced Khalil “The War Horse” Rountree, 29, of Las Vegas. It was originally a unanimous decision victory for the Polish fighter but the decision was overturned and changed into a No Contest after he tested positive for clomiphene.

Because Oleksiejczuk came up positive for the estrogen blocker, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency gave him a one-year suspension. The Barki native was also fined $3,600 in addition to attorney’s fees.

On February 23, 2019, Oleksiejczuk earned his first UFC win. He knocked out Gian Villante, 33, of Bellmore, New York, USA via punch to body at “UFC Fight Night 145” at the O2 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic.

Here is a clip from Oleksiejczuk’s “UFC Fight Night 149” victory in St. Petersburg:

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