Andrei
Arlovski
23-10-0, 1NC( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #7 Heavyweight

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 22 fights.
Record: 23-10-0, 1NC
Summary: Dangerous striker, good grappler

Fighter Info

Nickname: Pit Bull
From: Minsk, Belarus Russia
Fights Out Of: Chicago, IL USA
Age: 36
Height: 6' 4" ( 193 cm )
Weight: 240 lb ( 109 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
892
35% Successful
316
Types of Successful Strikes
0
316
77% Standing
14%
244
45
27
Striking Defense
64
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
5
40% Successful
2
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
5
3
0
Takedown Defense
86
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided

Biography

TRAINING: Hard work daily in all areas of MMA

When and why did you start training for fighting?
Andrei did not begin his martial arts training until he was 18. He was a soccer goalie until age 14 when he gave it up to concentrate on personal fitness. Later, he enrolled in the police academy where one of the required classes was Sambo. He showed great potential and was offered training on a more serious scale for competition. In 1999, after only a year of training, Andrei became a Champion of the European Youth SAMBO Championship as well as a Champion of the World Youth SAMBO Championship. Also 1999 Andrei got the second place (silver medal) at the SAMBO World Cup and the second place at the World SAMBO Championship. He became first Master of Sport, and then International Master of Sport. After winning the Sambo championships, he started competing in mixed martial arts and won the European Mixed Fighting championship.

What ranks and titles have you held?
Former UFC World Heavyweight Champion, European Mixed Fighting champion, multiple SAMBO championships.

Do you have any heroes?
I am grateful to all of the masters I have trained with.

 

What is your favorite technique? Combining both striking and wrestling. 

 

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It gets my adrenaline pumping.

 

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I graduated from the Police Academy.

 

What was your job before you started fighting? Police officer.

• Pro since 1999


• 16 wins by KO, three by submission

 
• 12 first round finishes


• Bout with Schaub was Arlovski’s first UFC fight since March 1, 2008 (TKO2 Jake O’Brien)


• Unbeaten in eight of his last nine fights (7-1, 1 NC) – has won three straight


• Since last UFC appearance, knocked out Ben Rothwell and Roy Nelson (only fighter to finish Nelson)


• Was UFC heavyweight champion from 2005 to 2006


• 11-4 UFC record. Has won his last four UFC fights (Schaub, Marcio Cruz, Fabricio Werdum, Jake O’Brien)


• Had four-fight post-UFC losing streak from 2009-2011, losing to Fedor Emelianenko, Brett Rogers, Antonio Silva, and Sergei Kharitonov. Has gotten back on track. Only loss since then has been against Anthony Johnson via decision in March of 2013


• Still one of the most dangerous and respected heavyweights in the game

 

Career

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