Aleksei Oleinik and Fabricio Werdum are throwback that couldn’t be more intriguing. Perhaps the two most prolific submission artists in the heavyweight divisions are set to battle. The big x factors in the match up is the ring rust of Fabricio Werdum, who has just come off a lengthy suspension for the banned PED “Trenbolone.”
It would be silly to count out the former champ however, as Werdum is considered in the top greatest UFC heavyweights of all time. Considering the long list of fellow legends Werdum has defeated, and the lifespan of heavyweights today. Oleineik on the other hand has the most submissions in any division in the UFC at 46. Most UFC fighters do not have as many fights as Oleineik has in finishes. The Sambo champion has been unstoppable with his infamous Ezekiel Choke from the bottom.
With all that considered, if you’re going to put money on the table, I’d recommend the former champion, Fabricio Werdum by decision. The ground game may actually be cancelled out, leaving it as a striking game, where Werdum has the large advantage.