The fight surprised many as it was expected that the two would be looking to take the fight to the ground. It was exactly what Oleynik and his team were looking to exploit.
They brought in a strike heavy game plan and it helped them win the fight. Oleynik says it was the plan from the start as they knew it would surprise the Brazilian.
The plan payed off as Oleynik was able to bring home the decision win and start a winning streak. The win could see him face someone in the top-10 of the heavyweight division.
In this interview Alexey Oleynik discusses the game plan that was prepared for Werdum, driving out to Jacksonville, fighting over 70 times, and more.