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The ol’ Thompson, Oli MMA: Did the man who formerly competed in the UFC and most recently knocked out Aleksei Oleinik also hold the title of Britain’s Strongest man?

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Oli Thompson, a former heavyweight fighter for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, recently knocked out another UFC veteran Aleksei Oleinik in the first round of their fight, sending Oleinik tumbling to the mat. The main event of the REN TV Fight Club promotion took place at Dynamo Volleyball Arena in Moscow, Russia, and featured a bout between two heavyweight competitors.

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It’s interesting to note that in addition to being a mixed martial arts fighter, Thompson was also crowned Britain’s Strongest Man in 2006. The former strongman was a powerlifting and strength sports prodigy who, at the age of 19, broke the record for a 260 kilogram deadlift at his local gym. In addition, the Englishman has triumphed three times in the South England Strongest Man Championship and five times in a row in the Sussex Strongest Man competition between 2003 and 2005.

A few of ‘The Spartan’s’ other successes include qualifying for Europe’s Strongest Man in 2004, coming in second place at the IFSA British Championships, and placing eighth at the IFSA Strongman World Championships in 2006. In addition, Oli Thompson was able to compete in the 2008 edition of the World’s Strongest Man competition, which was ultimately won by Mariusz Pudzianowski of Poland.

The mixed martial arts fighter, who is 43 years old and has not tasted success in the cage since the year 2020, just defeated Aleksei Oleinik to end a losing streak that spanned four bouts. When Thompson defeated Szymon Bajor at Fight Exclusive Night 28 in June 2020, he finished the fight in the first round with a stoppage victory. Bajor was knocked out in just 23 seconds.

How many times did Oli Thompson fight in the UFC?

Oli Thompson, who formerly held the title of Britain’s Strongest Man, has just returned to the sport of mixed martial arts and competed against Aleksei Oleinik in the REN TV Fight Club promotion held at the Dynamo Volleyball Arena in Moscow, Russia. A regional show was headlined by the two UFC veterans, who were joined on the card by Fedor Emelianenko’s brother, Alexander Emelianenko, who is an MMA icon.

In his first mixed martial arts competition, which took place in February 2009 at ZT Fight Night 15, Oli Thompson won by submission in the second round against Ashley Pollard. The Englishman, who already had ten bouts under his belt, signed with the UFC in the year 2012.

Rob Broughton fought in his place against Philip De Fries at UFC 138 when ‘The Spartan’ was forced out of action due to injury. Broughton was scheduled to make his official debut against De Fries. In the end, Oli Thompson made his official debut in the UFC versus Shawn Jordan, who was also making his promotional debut at UFC on FX 2 in March of 2012. He was knocked out in the second round of the fight.

The Englishman’s second fight in the UFC took place at UFC on FOX 4 against Phil De Fries. It was the Englishman’s second time competing in the UFC. After suffering a second-round submission loss for the second time, ‘The Spartan’ was ultimately terminated from his contract with the organization and allowed to leave.

Thompson has continued to compete in numerous international mixed martial arts (MMA) promotions and has held the heavyweight title in four different MMA tournaments. His record in MMA is at 21-16.

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