Mark Hunt Targeted To Replace Fabricio Werdum Against Aleksei Oliynyk

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After USADA announced earlier this week that Fabricio Werdum has failed an out-of-competition drug test it seems that the UFC are now changing their recently announced plan to have the former heavyweight champion fight Aleksei Oliynyk in the main event of UFC Fight Night Russia in Moscow this September.

Even though Werdum is protesting his innocence he is under a provisional suspension, and so the UFC have now targeted Mark Hunt to go up against, ‘The Boa Constrictor’ instead in what will be the UFC’s first ever event in RUssia.

The 44-year-old Hunt is looking to bounce back from a unanimous decision loss to Curtis Blaydes back in February, leaving him with only one win to show for his last four fights.

That solitary victory came against Derrick Lewis in his previous fight, TKO’ing ‘The Black Beast’ in the fourth round last year.

Prior to that Hunt had been KO’d by Alistair Overeem and decisioned by Brock Lesnar, though the latter was overturned to a no-contest after his opponent tested positive for PED’s.

As for Oliynyk, it was just a matter of weeks ago that he submitted Junior Albini with an ezekiel choke, though like Hunt he also has a recent loss to Curtis Blaydes on his record.

However, unlike Hunt, the Ukranian has won three of his last four fights, with the other two coming against Travis Browne and Viktor Pesta.

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