- Date of Birth
- Age 43 Years Old
- Famous Name Aleksei Oleinik
- Country Ukraine UA
- Birth Name Aleksei Alekseyevich Oliynyk
- Birth Place Kharkov, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
- Famous Name Aleksei Oleinik
- Father Unknown
- Mother Unknown
- Net Worth around $ 3,50,000
- Nationality Ukrainian
- Currently Working For UFC
- Currently Married Yes
- Children 5
- Boyfriend No
Aleksei Alekseyevich Oliynyk or famously known as Aleksei Oleinik is a Ukrainian born Russian Mixed Martial Arts who also specializes in Jujutsu, sambo, and grappling techniques and currently competing in American MMA promotion, Ultimate Fighting Championship.
He is an MMA veteran and competed at the various MMA promotion Bellator, BodogFight, YAMMA Pit Fighting as well as Bellator MMA and is the only fighter in history to win a bout via Ezekiel chokehold.
Oleinik is currently the record holder for most Ezekiel chokehold with ten wins.
Aleksei Oleinik’s Net worth and Salary
As his exact salary is not known, however, it is reported that he earned $ 56,500 in a winning bout against Travis Browne at UFC 213 at July 8, 2017 ( including $ 27,000 to appear, $ 27,000 for the win and $ 2500 for Rebook Sponsorship).
Hence looking at his professional MMA career, his net worth could be more than $ 350,000. His career disclosed earning is reported to be $202,000.
Aleksei Oleinik’s Personal Life; Is he Married?
He also has Russian citizenship and has supported the nation of Russia in the Russian military intervention in Ukraine in 2014.
He wore a shirt that has a face of the Russian president, Vladimir Putin which indicates him supporting the cause. Due to this gesture, he was denied to enter Ukraine.
He stands at a height of 6 feet 1 inches and weighs around 112 kg and is happily married and reported to the father of five children.
The family of the Russian Ukrainian star is currently at Florida in the USA and his eldest daughter Polina was injured in the shooting of Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018.
Aleksei Oleinik’s Early Career
Aleksei Oleinik is of Ukrainian nationality. He was born on June 25, 1977, in Kharkov, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union, now known as Ukraine.
Aleksei Oleinik’s Career
Apart from MMA, he is also an accomplished grappler and trained under K Dojo Warrior Tribe in 2011 and was successful in winning the Absolute division as well as Men’s black belt No-Gi Advanced Super weight division in the Beast of the East 2011 tournament.
After fighting for several Russian MMA promotions, he moved to the United States of America and joined American MMA promotion, Bellator MMA in 2010.
He later on signed with another American MMA promotion, Ultimate Fighting Championship in November 2013 and was expected to take on Jared Rosholt on UFC on Fox 10 that took place on January 25, 2014.
But did not compete due to injury and fought against Anthony Hamilton at UFC event UFC Fight Night: Swansea vs Stephens on June 28, 2014.
Video: Aleksei Oleinik Top 5 Finishes
Later on, he competed against Jared Rosholt at UFC Fight Night 57 on November 22, 2014, and won through a knockout in the first round and earned his maiden Performance of the Night award bonus in the same match.
Oleinik faced Viktor Pesta at UFC Fight Night 103 and created by becoming the UFC combatant to win via Ezekiel chokehold and was given Performance of the Night bonus award.
He defeated Junior Albini at UFC 224 on May 12, 2018, and later faced Mark Hunt who he submitted in the first round. He then faced losses against Alistair Overeem and Walt Harris in 2019. Most recently he defeated Maurice Greene at UFC 246 on January 18, 2020, via submission which is the 46th submission of his career.