Andrei
Arlovski
24-10-0, 1NC( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #4 Heavyweight
Fight Night Bonuses: 1 Performance of the Night / 1 Fight of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 23 fights.
Record: 24-10-0, 1NC
Summary: Dangerous striker, good grappler

Fighter Info

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

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
977
38% Successful
367
Types of Successful Strikes
0
367
72% Standing
20%
264
73
30
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: 6 am first workout, 9:30 second, 5pm personal with Greg (Jackson), 7:30 pm last one.

Thoughts on opponent, Frank Mir? He is very good - a former champ and a black belt in jiu-jitsu, dangerous and very impressive in his last two fights.

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

• 17 wins by KO, three by submission (Achilles lock, armbar, guillotine)
 
• 13 first round finishes
 
• Bout with Schaub was Arlovski’s first UFC fight since March 1, 2008 (TKO2 Jake O’Brien)
 
• On five-fight winning streak
 
• Between UFC appearances, knocked out Ben Rothwell and Roy Nelson (first fighter to finish Nelson)
 
• Was UFC heavyweight champion from 2005 to 2006
 
• 13-4 UFC record. Has won his last six UFC fights (Browne, Silva, 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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