After signing the most recent UFC contract, Aleksei Oleinik was removed from UFC roster


Aleksei Oleinik has been removed from the UFC roster after completing his most recent contract with the promotion.

UFC officials confirmed the news to MMA Fighting on Monday. Oleinik was first mentioned by the UFC roster monitor account on Twitter.

With his contract completed, Oleinik is no longer part of the UFC roster, although the promotion could obviously re-sign him to a new deal at any time in the future.

Oleinik 45, was last seen competing at UFC Vegas 61. Ilir Latifi won a unanimous decision in the heavyweight bout on the preliminary card. That loss dropped Oleinik to 1-4 in his last five fights with his lone win coming from a rare scarf hold choke to finish Jared Vanderaa.

Oleinik was not a threat to title contention at heavyweight but he still managed to entertain the crowd with his fights and pull off the oddest submissions.

Oleinik remains the only fighter in UFC history to use the Ezekiel choke submission to finish a fight and he actually pulled off the move on two different occasions.

Oleinik won a decision victory over Fabricio Werdum, a former heavyweight champion. He also defeated Travis Browne and Mark Hunt by submission. Oleinik holds the UFC record for having won the most submissions.

Oleinik’s UFC career is over for now.