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"The Pit Bull"

Andrei Arlovski

Heavyweight Division

34-20-0 (W-L-D)

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Fight Win Streak

17

Wins by Knockout

13

First Round Finishes

Andrei Arlovski

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Learn more about Andrei Arlovski's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Active
Hometown
Minsk, Belarus
Trains at
American Top Team ATT Coconut Creek, FL
Fighting style
Sambo
Age
43
Height
75.00
Weight
246.00
Octagon Debut
Nov. 17, 2000
Reach
77.00
Leg reach
44.00

Fighter Facts

  • 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)
     
  • Has won seven of his last nine and four in a row
     
  • Between UFC appearances, knocked out Ben Rothwell and Roy Nelson (first fighter to finish Nelson)
     
  • Was UFC heavyweight champion from 2005 to 2006
     
  • 22-14, 1 NC UFC record. Has won 15 of his last 25 UFC fights (Vanderaa, Felipe, Sherman Boser, Lins, Rothwell, Struve, Albini, Mir, 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.
     
  • Still one of the most dangerous and respected heavyweights in the game

UFC History
UFC on ESPN
(4/30/22) Arlovski won a three round split decision over Jake Collier 
UFC 271 (2/12/22) Arlovski won a three round split decision over Jared Vanderaa
UFC Fight Night (10/16/21) Arlovski won a three round unanimous decision over Carlos Felipe
UFC Fight Night (4/17/21) Arlovski won a three round unanimous decision over Chase Sherman
UFC Fight Night (2/20/21) Arlovski was submitted by Tom Aspinall via rear naked choke at 1:09 of the second round
UFC on ESPN (11/7/20) Arlovski won a three round unanimous decision over Tanner Boser
UFC Fight Night (5/13/20) Arlovski won a three round unanimous decision over Philipe Lins
UFC 244 (11/2/19) Arlovski was knocked out by Jairzinho Rozenstruik at :29 of the first round
UFC on ESPN (7/20/19) Arlovski won a three round unanimous decision over Ben Rothwell
UFC Fight Night (4/27/19) Arlovski lost a three round split decision to Augusto Sakai
UFC 232 (12/29/18) Arlovski’s split decision loss to Walt Harris was overturned to a no contest after Harris failed a drug test
UFC Fight Night (9/15/18) Arlovski lost a three round unanimous decision to Shamil Abdurakhimov
UFC 225 (6/9/18) Arlovski lost a three round unanimous decision to Tai Tuivasa
UFC 222 (3/3/18) Arlovski won a three round unanimous decision over Stefan Struve
UFC Fight Night (11/11/17) Arlovski won a three round unanimous decision over Junior Albini
UFC Fight Night (6/17/17) Arlovski lost a three round unanimous decision to Marcin Tybura
UFC on FOX (1/28/17) Arlovski was stopped by Francis Ngannou via strikes at 1:32 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (9/3/16) Arlovski was submitted by Josh Barnett via rear naked choke at 2:53 of the third round
UFC Fight Night (5/8/16) Arlovski was stopped by Alistair Overeem via strikes at 1:12 of the second round
UFC 195 (1/2/16) Arlovski was stopped by Stipe Miocic via strikes at :54 of the first round
UFC 191 (9/5/15) Arlovski won a three round unanimous decision over Frank Mir
UFC 187 (5/23/15) Arlovski stopped Travis Browne via strikes at 4:41 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (9/13/14) Arlovski knocked out Antonio Silva at 2:59 of the first round
UFC 174 (6/14/14) Arlovski won a three round split decision over Brendan Schaub
UFC 82 (3/1/08) Arlovski stopped Jake O’Brien via strikes at 4:17 of the second round
UFC 70 (4/21/07) Arlovski won a three round unanimous decision over Fabricio Werdum.
UFC 66 (12/30/06) Arlovski got back to his winning ways with a first round (3:15) knockout of Marcio Cruz.
UFC 61 (7/8/06) Arlovski lost a five round unanimous decision to Tim Sylvia in their championship rubber match.
UFC 59 (4/15/06) Arlovski lost his UFC heavyweight title to Tim Sylvia via a first round TKO (2:43).
UFC 55 (10/07/05) Arlovski defeated Paul Buentello by knockout in :15 of the first round.
UFC 53 (6/04/05) Arlovski defeated Justin Eilers by TKO in 4:10 of the first round.
UFC 51 (02/05/05) Arlovski defeated former UFC World Heavyweight Champion Tim Sylvia for the “Interim” Heavyweight Championship by ankle lock at: 47 of the first round.
UFC 47 (09/26/03) Arlovski defeated Wesley “Cabbage” Correira in the second round with a TKO at 1:15.
UFC 44 (09/26/03) Arlovski defeated fellow Belarusian Vladimir Matyushenko by knockout at 2:14 of the first round. Arlovski became the first man ever to knock out Matyushenko.
UFC 40 (11/22/02) Arlovski defeated Ian Freeman by knockout at 1:25 of the first round. 
UFC 36 (03/22/02) Arlovski lost a standup war to Pedro Rizzo, being knocked out at 1:45 of the third round.
UFC 32 (06/29/01) Arlovski lost a hard-fought battle to Ricco Rodriguez, losing by TKO at 1:23 of the third round, punches.
UFC 28 (11/17/00) Arlovski defeated Aaron Brink by tap out at: 54 of the first round, arm bar.

STRIKEFORCE HISTORY:
Fedor vs. Silva
(2/12/11) Arlovski was knocked out by Sergei Kharitonov at 2:49 of the first round
Heavy Artillery (5/15/10) Arlovski lost a three round unanimous decision to Antonio Silva
Lawler vs. Shields (6/6/09) Arlovski was stopped by Brett Rogers via strikes at :22 of the first round

 

Q&A

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.