Aleksei Oleinik Biography

Ukrainian-born Russian professional, expert, and mastered in mixed material art, Aleksei Oleinik is also a combat sambo fighter. He is an MMA veteran and competed at several MMA promotion Bellator, Bodog Fight, YAMMA Pit Fighting, and also Bellator MMA. He got fame and name by winning matches from the Ezekiel Chokehold. The mixed ethnic player is all set to show his mastered performance to steal the wins in the future. Latest, he signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, competing under the heavyweight division.

Early Life

Alexey Alexeyevich Oleynik was born as Oleksiy Oleksiyovych Oliynyk on 25th June 1977 and is a native of Kharkiv, Ukrainian SSR, the Soviet Union. He is the kind of person who doesn’t like to get limelight when it comes to his family and siblings in the public domain. He is widely known for his nickname ‘The Boa Constrictor’, which he probably earned by winning the games.

Aleksei opted for his primary and secondary education from Stoneman Douglas High School. Witnessing his excellence in the sport, he got several offers from profound universities but eventually choose to enroll at Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute.

Aleksei Oleinik Career

Before becoming a fierce competitor of the UFC heavyweight, he sharpened his skills by gaining knowledge and training grappling skills in traditional Japanese Jujutsu. He got trained along with K-Dojo Warrior Tribe and participated in 2 Grappling tournaments, where he made it in an Absolute division in an Eddie Alvarez hosted grappling tournament and also won the Men’s Black belt No-Gi Advanced Super weight division in the Grapplers Quest mainly known as ‘Beast of the East 2011’ tournament. He made a notable comeback in grappling in a super fight on 12th December 2019 at Quintet Ultra losing against multiple-time world champion Gordon Ryan.

Aleksei Oleinik originally started MMA to prove himself to be strong. He played with aggression and represented Russia for the Imperial Team in the M-1 Challenge 2009 season, giving hard time to Sang-Soo Lee. Aleksei is highly skilled in Jujutsu and in Combat Sambo competition. He fought against a Robin Gracie trained Spanish BJJ black belt Rogent Lloret, which resulted in a draw. After that, he went 12 matches winning without any draw and loss and knocking out the competitors. That steak came to a halt when he lost against Michal Kita at the ProFC Heavyweight Grand Prix 2009.

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Widespread Fame

In the summer, 2010, Oleynik participated in the inaugural heavyweight tournament for Bellator Fighting Championships. He opened with a win against Mike Hayes via a split decision. In his next bout, she was topped by Neil Grove in the semi-finals, where he lost via TKO. In November 2013, he signed a contract with UFC and suffered an injury due to force out at a faceoff against Jared Rosholt on 25th January 2014. He made his debut against newcomer Anthony Hamilton on 28th June 2014 and made it via scarf-hold headlock submission in the first round of UFC Fight Night: Swanson Vs. Stephens.

Later in 2016 UFC Fight Night 91, he lost against Daniel Omielanczuk but won against Viktor Pesta at UFC Fight Night 103 on 15th January 2017. In the faceoff on 18th January 2020, she became the first in history, both to compete and secure a victory in an MMA fight across 4 different decades. On 8th August 2020, he got knocked out by Derrick Lewis at UFC Fight Night 174. On February 2021, he faced Chris Daukaus at UFC Fight Night: Blaydes Vs. Lewis, where he lost the match via technical knockout in 1st round. On 19th June 2021, he faced Sergey Spivak at UFC on ESPN 25, where the veteran heads into the match with a 20-pound disparity, but a two-inch reach advantage.

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Social Media

The artist has been known and discovered by every individual cause of his fame and work. He is skilled and overpowered in all his matches, which generally causes the fans to go crazy. His fans full-heartedly support him on social media such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and many others. On his Instagram @alexeyoleynik1, he has a reach of 285k followers and has created a potential feed there. Over his Twitter @oleynikufc, he has been able to gather 12.7k followers, who are there to support and motivate him from all over the world. All his fans have massive respect and a soft corner for him which leads him to the victory.

Aleksei Oleinik Biography

Real Name Alexey Alexeyevich Oleynik
Birth Date 25 June 1977
Age (as of 2021) 43 Years
Birth Place Kharkiv, Ukraine
Nationality Russian
Profession Martial Artist
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Cancer

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 6’ 2” – in Centimeters – 188 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 109 kg  –  in Pounds –  240 lbs
Chest Size 44 inches
Waist Size 42 inches
Biceps Size 17 inches
Shoe Size 14 (U.S.)
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Body Type Athletic


Father Not Known
Mother Not Known
Sister Not Known
Brother Not Known


School Stoneman Douglas High School
College  Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Affair No
Is he a Gay? No
Wife? Tatyana Oleinik
Children Five

Personal Life

Aleksei is happily married to his wife Tatyana Oleinik. Together they are blessed with 5 children, whose identity is still kept aloof except their son Alex, who flashed in the media. He was present at Stoneman Douglas High School during the mass shooting but was safe and unharmed. The family shifted to Florida in December 2016 and still living there happily.

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Aleksei Oleinik Net Worth

There are many cash prizes recorded by his name. The athlete went on to knock the opponent and earn the prizes. He won the bout against Travis Browne and earned $56,500 at UFC 213. Glancing his professional MMA career, his estimated net worth could be more than $350,000 while his career disclosed earning is reported to be $202,000. She still keeps on winning and raising his worth, which is called a true sportsman spirit.


  • Aleksei is the only fighter in history to win bout vis Ezekiel Chokehold.
  • Moreover, he is currently a record holder for most Ezekiel Chokehold with ten wins.
  • He is ranked at no.12 in the UFC heavyweight on 10th December 2019.
  • Recently, Oleinik scored the biggest name win of his career beating the best pride and UFC legend Mirko Filipovic near the end of the 1st round through scarf-hold submission.
  • As of 9th March 2021, he is considered and honored as #15 in the UFC heavyweight rankings, which is highly remarkable.
  • Aleksei is the CEO of the OPLOT Fighting Championship and owns an Instagram page namely @oplot_fc.
  • He is a huge supporter of Russia. Following its 2014 military intervention in Ukraine, he wore a shirt with Putin’s face and was denied to enter Ukraine as a result.
  • His UFC Fight Night 57 win, made him earn his first ‘Performance of the Night bonus Award’.
  • In his mixed martial arts career, he played 75 matches out of which he won 59 matches with 15 losses.

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