UFC Fight Night 136 predictions: Who's picking Aleksei Oleinik to upset Mark Hunt in Moscow?

Hunt

vs.

Oleinik
Blachowicz

vs.

Krylov
Abdurakhimov

vs.

Arlovski
Alves

vs.

Kunchenko
MMAjunkie readers’

consensus picks

2018: 111-62
hunt2018

Hunt

(68%)
krylov2018

Krylov

(64%)
arlovski2018

Arlovski

(69%)
kunchenko2018

Kunchenko

(67%)
Dan Tom

@DanTomMMA

2018: 115-58
hunt2018

Hunt
krylov2018

Krylov
arlovski2018

Arlovski
kunchenko2018

Kunchenko
Ken Hathaway

@kenshathaway

2018: 114-59
hunt2018

Hunt
krylov2018

Krylov
arlovski2018

Arlovski
kunchenko2018

Kunchenko
Trent Reinsmith

@TrentReinsmith

2018: 112-61
hunt2018

Hunt
krylov2018

Krylov
arlovski2018

Arlovski
kunchenko2018

Kunchenko
Ben Fowlkes

@BenFowlkesMMA

2018: 110-63

trophy copy 2016 Champion
hunt2018

Hunt
krylov2018

Krylov
abdurakhimov2018

Abdurakhimov
kunchenko2018

Kunchenko
Mike Bohn

@MikeBohnMMA

2018: 109-64

trophy copy 2014 Champion
hunt2018

Hunt
krylov2018

Krylov
arlovski2018

Arlovski
kunchenko2018

Kunchenko
Abbey Subhan

@kammakaze

2018: 108-65
hunt2018

Hunt
krylov2018

Krylov
arlovski2018

Arlovski
kunchenko2018

Kunchenko
Simon Samano

@SJSamano

2018: 108-65
hunt2018

Hunt
krylov2018

Krylov
abdurakhimov2018

Abdurakhimov
kunchenko2018

Kunchenko
John Morgan

@MMAjunkieJohn

2018: 107-66
hunt2018

Hunt
krylov2018

Krylov
arlovski2018

Arlovski
kunchenko2018

Kunchenko
Fernanda Prates

@nandaprates_

2018: 104-69
oleinik2018

Oleinik
krylov2018

Krylov
abdurakhimov2018

Abdurakhimov
alves2018

Alves
Steven Marrocco

@MMAjunkieSteven

2018: 104-69
hunt2018

Hunt
krylov2018

Krylov
arlovski2018

Arlovski
kunchenko2018

Kunchenko
George Garcia

@MMAjunkieGeorge

2018: 100-73
hunt2018

Hunt
krylov2018

Krylov
arlovski2018

Arlovski
alves2018

Alves
Matt Erickson

@MMAjunkieMatt

2018: 100-73
oleinik2018

Oleinik
blachowicz2018

Blachowicz
arlovski2018

Arlovski
alves2018

Alves
Brian Garcia

@thegoze

2018: 99-74

trophy copy 2017 Champion
hunt2018

Hunt
krylov2018

Krylov
arlovski2018

Arlovski
kunchenko2018

Kunchenko

The UFC is in Russia this week for the first time, and a pair of heavyweights clash in the main event.

UFC Fight Night 136 takes place Saturday at Olympic Stadium in Moscow. It is the UFC’s debut event in Russia. The entire card streams on UFC Fight Pass.

(Click here to open a PDF of the staff picks grid in a separate window.)

In the main event, hard-hitting Mark Hunt (13-12-1 MMA, 8-6-1 UFC) takes on the choke-happy Aleksei Oleinik (56-11-1 MMA, 5-2 UFC). The odds are with Hunt, but not by much at -160 to +130 on the comeback for Oleinik. But the picks are heavily in Hunt’s favor among our 13 MMAjunkie editors, writers, radio hosts and videographers. It’s Hunt in a blowout at 11-2.

The picks nearly are unanimous for Nikita Krylov (24-5 MMA, 6-3 UFC) in his return to the UFC in a light heavyweight bout against Jan Blachowicz (22-7 MMA, 5-4 UFC). Even though Krylov is just a slight -135 favorite, only one brave picker is going against him with slight underdog Blachowicz.

Also on the main card, former heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski (27-16 MMA, 16-10 UFC) is a 10-3 pick as a slight underdog against Shamil Abdurakhimov (18-4 MMA, 3-2 UFC). And to open up the main card, unbeaten newcomer Alexey Kunchenko (18-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is a heavy 10-3 pick as a heavy favorite against former welterweight title challenger Thiago Alves (22-12 MMA, 14-9 UFC).

In the MMAjunkie reader consensus picks, Hunt (68 percent), Krylov (64 percent), Arlovski (69 percent) and Kunchenko (67 percent) are the choices.

Check out all the picks above.

For more on UFC Fight Night 136, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie

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