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Andrei Arlovski

Andrei Arlovski | “The Pitbull”
Ht: 6’4 – Wt: 250 – Age: 33
Born: Bobruysk, Belarus
Fights out of: Chicago, Illinois
Team: Jackson’s MMA
Overall Record: 18-9
Promotion: Free Agent

2012 Forecast:
Andrei Arlovski once stood as the UFC’s prized heavyweight star, but those days seem long forgotten as Arlovski has struggled to maintain his status as an elite fighter. Arlovski has suffered 7 knockout losses in his career, 3 of which have come in his last 7 fights. Fans have begun calling for Arlovski to retire, but he has shown a desire and willingness to still give it one last run at making it back to the top.

Arlovski was on an amazing run prior to his knockout loss to Fedor. He racked up wins over Roy Nelson, Ben Rothwell, and Fabricio Werdum that once again merited his consideration as one of the top heavyweight fighters in the world. He held his own against Fedor before being knocked out cold. What really may have ended Arlovski’s career as a top-flight contender though was his stunning loss to formerly unknown heavyweight Brett Rogers. Arlovski’s chin was just not holding up to his competition’s power. His chin did hold up in his next fight with Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, but against Sergei Kharitonov the same concerns returned and fans were generally concerned with Arlovski’s overall long-term health.

Arlovski may still be capable of becoming a contender in the UFC or Bellator, but he is going to be hard-pressed to earn a shot there unless he can truly show he can take a punch. There are plenty of interesting match-ups still left on the table for Arlovski’s career, but the question is do fans really want to see him fight again.

 

Andrei Arlovski Fight Record

Overall Record: 17-9
2008-2011 Record: 5-4

2011 Record: 2-1
Win | Travis Fulton | KO | Rd 3 | | 11/05/2011
Win | Ray Lopez | Tko | Rd 3 | | 08/27/2011
Loss | Sergei Kharitonov | KO | Rd 1 | Sforce | 02/12/2011

2010 Record: 0-1
Loss | Antonio Silva | Dec | Rd 3 | Sforce | 05/15/2010

2009 Record: 0-2
Loss | Brett Rogers | Tko | Rd 1 | Sforce | 06/06/2009
Loss | Fedor Emelianenko | KO | Rd 1 | Afflict | 01/24/2009

2008 Record: 3-0
Win | Roy Nelson | KO | Rd 2 |EliteXC| 10/04/2008
Win | Ben Rothwell | KO | Rd 3 | Afflict | 07/19/2008
Win | Jake O’Brien | Tko | Rd 2 | UFC | 03/01/2008

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