Michał Oleksiejczuk

Michał Oleksiejczuk (born February 22, 1995) is a Polish mixed martial artist. A professional competitor since 2014, he was the former Thunderstrike Fight League Light heavyweight champion in Poland. He currently competes in the middleweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Michał Oleksiejczuk
Michał Oleksiejczuk.jpg
Oleksiejczuk in 2019
Born (1995-02-22) February 22, 1995 (age 27)
Łęczna, Poland
Other namesHussar
NationalityPolish
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight205.2 lb (93.1 kg; 14.66 st)
DivisionLight Heavyweight
Middleweight
Reach74 in (188 cm)[1]
Fighting out ofBarki, Poland
TeamGKS Górnik Łęczna MMA
Akademia Sportów Walki Wilanów
TrainerMirosław Okniński (MMA)
Robert Roszkiewicz (Wrestling)
Years active2014–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total23
Wins17
By knockout12
By submission1
By decision4
Losses5
By knockout1
By submission3
By decision1
No contests1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Oleksiejczuk started his MMA career in 2014. Fighting primarily in Poland, he amassed a record of 12–2 prior to being signed by UFC in 2017.[2]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Oleksiejczuk was expected to have made his UFC debut to face Ion Cuțelaba on November 4, 2017 at UFC 217, replacing injured Gadzhimurad Antigulov.[3] In turn after the weigh-ins, Cuțelaba was pulled from the event by USADA due to a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from its investigation into voluntary disclosures by Cuțelaba during an out-of-competition sample collections on October 18 and October 19. Cuțelaba was provisionally suspended and the bout was scrapped.[4]

Oleksiejczuk's UFC debut was finally set on December 30, 2017, facing Khalil Rountree Jr. and replacing injured Gökhan Saki, at UFC 219.[5] However, after the fight, it was revealed that Oleksiejczuk had tested positive for clomiphene, an anti-estrogenic substance. As a result, the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) officially overturned the result of the fight to a no contest and Oleksiejczuk received one year suspension by USADA.[6]

Oleksiejczuk returned to octagon one year later to face Gian Villante on February 23, 2019, at UFC Fight Night: Błachowicz vs. Santos.[7] He won the fight via TKO due to a body punch early in the first round.[8] This win earned him the Performance of the Night award.[9]

Oleksiejczuk faced Gadzhimurad Antigulov on April 20, 2019, replacing Roman Dolidze, at UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Oleinik.[10] Oleksiejczuk won the fight via knockout in the first round.[11]

Oleksiejczuk faced Ovince Saint Preux on September 28, 2019 at UFC on ESPN+ 18.[12] He lost the fight via submission due to a Von Flue choke in the second round.[13]

Oleksiejczuk faced Jimmy Crute on February 23, 2020 at UFC Fight Night 168.[14] He lost the fight via a kimura submission in the first round.[15]

Oleksiejczuk faced Modestas Bukauskas on March 27, 2021 at UFC 260.[16] He won a close bout via split decision.[17]

Oleksiejczuk faced Shamil Gamzatov on October 30, 2021 at UFC 267.[18] He won the bout via TKO in the first round.[19]

Oleksiejczuk faced Dustin Jacoby on March 5, 2022 at UFC 272.[20] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[21]

Oleksiejczuk faced Sam Alvey on August 6, 2022, at UFC on ESPN 40.[22] He won the fight via technical knockout in round one.[23]

Oleksiejczuk is scheduled to face Albert Duraev, replacing injured Bruno Silva, on December 17, 2022, at UFC Fight Night 217.[24]


Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial artsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
23 matches 17 wins 5 losses
By knockout 12 1
By submission 1 3
By decision 4 1
No contests 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 17–5 (1) Sam Alvey TKO (punches) UFC on ESPN: Santos vs. Hill August 6, 2022 1 1:56 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Return to Middleweight.
Loss 16–5 (1) Dustin Jacoby Decision (unanimous) UFC 272 March 5, 2022 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 16–4 (1) Shamil Gamzatov TKO (punches) UFC 267 October 30, 2021 1 3:31 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Win 15–4 (1) Modestas Bukauskas Decision (split) UFC 260 March 27, 2021 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 14–4 (1) Jimmy Crute Submission (kimura) UFC Fight Night: Felder vs. Hooker February 23, 2020 1 3:29 Auckland, New Zealand
Loss 14–3 (1) Ovince Saint Preux Submission (Von Flue choke) UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs. Cannonier September 28, 2019 2 2:14 Copenhagen, Denmark
Win 14–2 (1) Gadzhimurad Antigulov KO (punch) UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Oleinik April 20, 2019 1 0:44 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Win 13–2 (1) Gian Villante TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Błachowicz vs. Santos February 23, 2019 1 1:34 Prague, Czech Republic Performance of the Night.
NC 12–2 (1) Khalil Rountree Jr. NC (overturned) UFC 219 December 30, 2017 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Originally a unanimous decision win for Oleksiejczuk; overturned after he tested positive for clomiphene.
Win 12–2 Riccardo Nosiglia KO (punches) FEN 17 May 12, 2017 1 1:40 Gdynia, Poland Fight of the Night.
Win 11–2 Charles Andrade KO (punch) TFL 11 April 1, 2017 1 1:58 Kraśnik, Poland Defended the TFL Light heavyweight Championship.
Win 10–2 Łukasz Klinger TKO (punches) TFL 10 November 19, 2016 1 0:00 Lublin, Poland Defended the TFL Light Heavyweight Championship.
Win 9–2 Wojciech Janusz Decision (unanimous) EN 12 May 20, 2016 3 5:00 Wrocław, Poland
Win 8–2 Łukasz Borowski Submission (rear-naked choke) TFL 8 January 16, 2016 2 3:39 Lublin, Poland Won the vacant TFL Light Heavyweight Championship.
Win 7–2 Michal Dobiaš KO (kick to the body) Wenglorz Fight Cup 6 September 26, 2015 2 0:00 Lidzbark Warmiński, Poland Catchweight (198 lb) bout.
Win 6–2 Andrejs Zozulja KO (punches) Wenglorz Fight Cup 6 September 26, 2015 1 0:00 Lidzbark Warmiński, Poland Catchweight (198 lb) bout.
Win 5–2 Tomasz Janiszewski TKO (strikes) TFL 7 May 2, 2015 2 4:38 Kraśnik, Poland
Win 4–2 Seweryn Kirschhiebel TKO (corner stoppage) TFL 6 January 24, 2015 2 2:25 Lublin, Poland
Loss 3–2 Marcin Wójcik TKO (punches) PLMMA 44 November 21, 2014 1 2:12 Bieżuń, Poland Light Heavyweight debut.
Win 3–1 Norbert Piskorski TKO (leg injury) TFL 5 June 20, 2014 1 0:00 Lublin, Poland Catchweight (212 lb) bout.
Loss 2–1 Jan Kwiatoń Submission (triangle choke) TFL 4 May 17, 2014 1 1:53 Łęczna, Poland Catchweight (198 lb) bout.
Win 2–0 Mateusz Gola Decision (unanimous) Tymex Boxing Night February 8, 2014 3 5:00 Pionki, Poland Catchweight (198 lb) bout.
Win 1–0 Rajmund Flejmer Decision (unanimous) Vale Tudo Cup 1 January 11, 2014 2 5:00 Puławy, Poland Middleweight debut; Oleksiejczuk missed weight (191.8 lb).

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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