Oleinik, Blachowicz and Ankalaeveach each won “Performance of the Night” honors. Yan earned the “Fight of the Night” for his win over Jin Soo Son, but Son was ineligible for the bonus because he missed weight.
UFC officials announced the winners following the event, which MMAjunkie attended.
Oleinik (57-11-1 MMA, 6-2 UFC) submitted the favored Mark Hunt (13-13-1 MMA, 8-7-1 UFC) in the first round of their heavyweight main event. When it looked like Hunt was going to use a powerful leg kick game to keep Oleinik in trouble, Oleinik took the fight to the canvas and found a way to finish Hunt with a rear-naked choke.
In the light heavyweight co-feature, Blachowicz (23-7 MMA, 6-4 UFC) won his fourth straight fight by submitting Nikita Krylov (24-6 MMA, 6-4 UFC) with a D’Arce choke in the second round. Blachowicz then called for a title shot against 205-pound champion Daniel Cormier or a top contenders fight with Alexander Gustafsson.
On the prelims, Ankalaev (11-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) took out Marcin Prachnio (13-4 MMA, 0-2 UFC) with a first-round knockout from a head kick in their light heavyweight bout. It was one of three finishes in eight fights on the prelims.
Yan (10-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) and Son (9-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) took part in a classic slugfest for 15 minutes in their bantamweight fight. Yan’s boxing ruled the day, but Son just wouldn’t go away and kept walking through the punishment – smiling all the way to the final horn. But unfortunately for Son, his fight purse will be 20 percent smaller because of the weight infraction in his UFC debut, and he missed out on the $50,000, as well.
UFC Fight Night 136 took place Saturday at Olympic Stadium in Moscow. It was the UFC’s debut event in Russia. The entire card streamed on UFC Fight Pass.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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