Setanta did not show the fight defector Oleynik because of government prohibition

The press service of the TV channel Setanta Sports has confirmed that is not shown in Ukraine fight Russian fighter Alexey Oleinik against Brazilian Fabricio Werdum at the last tournament UFC 249 in Jacksonville (United States) in connection with the prohibition of the Ukrainian government.

The press service of Setanta Sports said: “the Government of Ukraine has banned the broadcast of the fights with participation of Alexey Oleynik”.

Oleynik was born in Kharkov, and received a Russian passport in 2014. In 2015 it got to the list of people posing a threat to national security of Ukraine. He is banned entry to the territory of Ukraine.

Setanta Sports showed all the UFC 249, with the exception of the match involving Oleinik, who beat the Brazilian Fabricio Werdum via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28).

During the battle, the press service of the channel reported that Setanta Sports can not show the battle Oleynik because of the restrictions on the stream, without specifying what kind of limitations are involved. However, now the information is confirmed officially, there is a corresponding prohibition of the Ukrainian government.

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