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Game plan for not: Serghei Spivac forced to improvise during UFC on ESPN 25 win

1 month ago   |   By MMAjunkie

LAS VEGAS - When Serghei Spivac reached the podium backstage, he was exhausted.
After the UFC on ESPN 25 co-main event, Spivac walked away victorious. He defeated an idol of his, Aleksei Oleinik , and swept all three judges' scorecards to earn a unanimous decision .
The win was Spivac's third in a row, but perhaps the most special of the bunch considering who it came against. When Spivac started in mixed martial arts, Oleinik was already a well-established name.
“When I just started my career, when I just started to fight, I was watching Oleinik, actually - how he was fighting others and...
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UFC on ESPN 25 results: Serghei Spivac wears down Aleksei Oleinik, grinds out tiring decision

UFC on ESPN 25 results: Serghei Spivac wears down Aleksei Oleinik, grinds out tiring decision

1 month ago   |   By MMAjunkie

When the official decision was read, Serghei Spivac was tired and covered in blood - but he did enough to get his hand raised.
Spivac defeated Aleksei Oleinik in the UFC on ESPN 25 co-main event via unanimous decision .
UFC on ESPN 25 took place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. It aired on ESPN2 and streamed on ESPN+.
Oleinik had his moments early, especially in the striking. Throughout Round 1, Oleinik walked down Spivac as he winged bombs. The submission specialist's takedown attempts were mostly nullified, however, as Spivac displayed a large strength discrepancy.
In the first two rounds...
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