UFC St. Petersburg Medical Suspensions: Alexey Oleynik Facing Potential 180-Day Layoff

By: Tristen Critchfield
Apr 24, 2019


Alexey Oleynik is facing a potentially lengthy layoff following his loss to Alistair Overeem in the UFC St. Petersburg headliner this past Saturday.

The 41-year-old heavyweight has been suspended 180 days for a left rib fracture pending clearance from an orthopedic doctor. Oleynik was dropped by an Overeem knee and finished by ground-and-pound 4:45 into the opening stanza. Overeem, meanwhile, received a mandatory seven-day suspension.

The UFC, which regulated the event, released a full list of medical suspensions to MMAjunkie.com. UFC Fight Night 149 took place at Yubileyney Arena in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Only one other fighter from the event is facing a possible six-month suspension. Sung Woo Choi, who lost a unanimous verdict to Movsar Evloev, will be sidelined 180 days unless he is cleared by a nasal X-ray. At a minimum he is suspended for 45 days.

UFC Fight Night 149 Medical Suspensions:

Alekxey Oleynik: Suspended 180 days for left rib fracture unless cleared from orthopedic doctor

Sung Woo Choi: Suspended 180 days unless cleared by nasal X-ray; minimum suspension of 45 days for hard bout

Marcelo Golm: Suspended 60 days for knockout with 45 days of no contact

Marcin Tybura: Suspended 60 days for TKO with 45 days of no contact

Gadzhimurad Antigulov: Suspended 60 days for knockout with 45 days of no contact

Rafael Fiziev: Suspended 60 days for TKO with 45 days of no contact

Alen Amedovski: Suspended 30 days for right eyebrow laceration and 21 days of no contact

Shamil Abdurakhimov: Suspended 30 days for lip laceration and 21 days of no contact

Alistair Overeem: Mandatory seven-day suspension

Islam Makhachev: Mandatory seven-day suspension

Arman Tsarukyan: Mandatory seven-day suspension

Sergei Pavlovich: Mandatory seven-day suspension

Roxanne Modafferi: Mandatory seven-day suspension

Antonina Shevchenko: Mandatory seven-day suspension

Krzysztof Jotko: Mandatory seven-day suspension

Movsar Evloev: Mandatory seven-day suspension

Sultan Aliev: Mandatory seven-day suspension

Keita Nakamura: Mandatory seven-day suspension

Alexander Yakovlev: Mandatory seven-day suspension

Alex da Silva Coelho: Mandatory seven-day suspension

Michal Oleksiejczuk: Mandatory seven-day suspension

Magomed Mustafaev: Mandatory seven-day suspension

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