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Petr Yan wants to face John Lineker after slugfest at UFC Fight Night 136

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MOSCOW - UFC bantamweight Petr Yan was an early favorite for “Fight of the Night” at UFC Fight Night 136. A slugfest with Jin Soo Son electrified the audience at Olympic Stadium.
And while Son's weight miss made him ineligible for a $50,000 performance bonus, Yan has an idea for an opponent that would put him in line for another bonus: John Lineker .
“I want to fight Lineker,” Yan told reporters via translator after his UFC Fight Pass-streamed win over Son on Saturday. “I want to fight top fighters. I'm ready.”
So far, Yan has been working his way through unranked opposition. A bout with...
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Sean Shelby's Shoes: What's next for Aleksei Oleinik and UFC Fight Night 136's other winning fighters?

Sean Shelby's Shoes: What's next for Aleksei Oleinik and UFC Fight Night 136's other winning fighters?

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Aleksei Oleinik may be 41, but he continued his rise up the heavyweight rankings on Saturday when he defeated Mark Hunt in the UFC Fight Night 136 main event.
Oleinik capped off the UFC's debut in Russia when he submitted Hunt in the opening round of the headlining bout, which took place at Olympic Stadium in Moscow and streamed on UFC Fight Pass.
Prior to Hunt's win, Jan Blachowicz , Shamil Abdurakhimov and Alexey Kunchenko earned victories on the main card.
After every event, fans wonder whom the winners will be matched up with next. And with another night of UFC action in the rearview...
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UFC Moscow: Aleksei Oleinik eventually made 'tremendously hard task' look easy vs. Mark Hunt

UFC Moscow: Aleksei Oleinik eventually made 'tremendously hard task' look easy vs. Mark Hunt

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MOSCOW - Want to hear a quick imitation of Aleksei Oleinik 's resume?
Submission submission submission submission submission submission submission submission submission submission submission submission submission submission submission. Sigh. submission submission submission submission submission submission submission.
Rinse. Repeat.
In 57 career wins, the Russian has 45 submissions. On Saturday, in the UFC Fight Night 136 main event, Oleinik finished Mark Hunt with a first-round rear-naked choke. And...
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UFC Fight Night 136 winner Jan Blachowicz has backup plan in case lofty callouts fail

UFC Fight Night 136 winner Jan Blachowicz has backup plan in case lofty callouts fail

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MOSCOW - UFC light heavyweight Jan Blachowicz is aiming high after his submission win over Nikita Krylov.
Nothing less than a fight with Daniel Cormier interests Blachowicz , who called out the champion in his post-fight speech after his upset in the co-headliner of Saturday's UFC Fight Night 136.
So bold was the request that UFC commentator Dan Hardy asked Blachowicz for his second choice, knowing the Polish fighter is likely low on champ Cormier's list for one last fight before he moves up to heavyweight to challenge ex-champ Brock Lesnar. Cormier has said he wants lucrative matchups...
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