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Andrei Arlovski

AGE

37

RECORD

25 – 15 – (1)

REACH

77”

HEIGHT

6”3

WEIGHT

240LB

STANCE

ORTHODOX

CAMP

JACKSON WINK MMA

HOMETOWN

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

Fighter Highlights

RECENT FIGHTS

SEPTEMBER 2018 UFC FIGHT NIGHT 136 – VS SHAMIL ABDURAKHIMOV

RESULT – LOST VIA 3rd RD DECISION (UNANIMOUS)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Both fighters are in the orthodox stances. Arlovski takes the outside position. Both fighters are bouncing on their feet. Arlovski is heavy on the lead leg. Abdurakhimov closes the distance and initiates the clinch. Arlovski lands a knee to the body and separates. Abdurakhimov catches the kick and scores the takedown. However, he doesn’t follow Arlovski to the mat and allows him to stand. Arlovski moves in with the right hand but Abdurakhimov initiates the clinch. 1st min in Arlovski separates from the clinch. Abdurakhimov pushes with the right hand and trips Arlovski down to the mat. Abdurakhimov takes the guard position. Arlovski is controlling the left arm of Abdurakhimov. Abdurakhimov stays busy with the short punches. However, he has a hard time posturing up and landing some ground and pound. Arlovski is doing a good job controlling him from the bottom position. Halfway in, Abdurakhimov is landing nice short body-head punches. The referee warns the fighters to work. He stops the fight due to inactivity. The fight continues in the center. Big head kick partially blocked by Abdurakhimov! Arlovski is looking for the openings. He charges forward with the right hand but Abduarkhimov ducks under and initiate the clinch. He separates and lands a nice left hook. 1 min to go, Arlovski is constantly missing with the punches. He drops Abdurakhimov with the inside leg kick! Abdurakhimov stands and clinches as Arlovski separates. Both fighters are flat-footed. Arlovski is throwing faints. He moves in and lands a short right hand. 10-9 Abdurakhimov

Rd 2 – Abdurakhimov takes the center. He opens the round with a leg kick and moves in for a clinch against the fence. Arlovski is trying to reverse the position but Abdurakhimov drags him to the center. Both fighters are looking strong in the clinch. Arlovski lands an illegal knee to the groins. The referee stops the fight and gives Abdurakhimov time to recover. The fight continues in the center. Both fighters are respecting the power of each other. 1st min in, Arlovski lands a front kick to the leg. Abdurakhimov reads the kick and capitalizes with the takedown. Abdurakhimov is in the guard position. Abdurakhimov is putting hard pressure on Abdurakhimov. The referee warns them to work. Abdurakhimov is passive from the top. Arlovski crawls to the fence but he starts eating hard right hands from Abdurakhimov! Arlovski explodes back to his feet and separates. Halfway in, Arlovski starts pressing forward. He has a hard time connecting in this round. Both fighters are slowing down a little bit. Abdurakhimov closes the distance and clinches. He is feeling comfortable fighting a wrestling match. However, Arlovski trips Abdurakhimov down to the mat! He fails to secure the position and they are back on their feet. Arlovski continues with the pressure. Both fighters are missing with the punches. 1 min to go, Abdurakhimov presses for a clinch but eats a nice right hook counter from Arlovski. They are back in the clinch. Both fighters are using a lot of energy in the clinch. Arlovski judo throws Abdurakhimov to the mat! Great move by Arlovski! He lands a big right hand as the round ends! 10-9 Arlovski

Rd 3 – Abdurakhimov takes the center. He explodes with the spinning back elbow and partially lands! Arlovski pushes forward and initiates the clinch. He is looking for another trip takedown. Abdurakhimov defends and separates. They are back in the center. Both fighters exchange right hands. Abdurakhimov is looking like a fresher fighter. 1st min in, Arlovski moves in with the uppercut but finds himself in the clinch once again. Abdurakhimov separates. Nice left hand lands for Arlovski. His boxing is looking better in this round. Abdurakhimov wants a clinch battle. Arlovski is doing a good job avoiding. He lands a nice right hook. Both fighters are looking tired. They are in each other’s face. Halfway in, Neither fighter wants to press forward. Abdurakhimov moves in and lands an eye poke. The referee stops the fight and gives Arlovski time to recover. The fight continues in the center. A nice step in right hand to the body lands for Arlovski. Abdurakhimov responds with the clinch. Arlovski separates. Abdurakhimov is taking the initiative. Abdurakhimov pulls the trigger and fires a right hand! Arlovski ducks under and initiates the clinch. Abdurakhimov lands another kick to the groins. The referee stops the fight once again. The fight continues in the center. 1 min to go, Abdurakhimov is controlling the center for the entire round. Abdurakhimov steps in but Arlovski lands a nice counter right hand. He is doing a good job countering the attacks in this round. He steps in guns blazing but eats a right hand from Abdurakhimov! Arlovski absorbs. He initiates the clinch in the last 10 seconds of the fight. 10-9 Abdurakhimov

WATCH FIGHT

JUNE 2018 UFC 225 – VS TAI TUIVASA

RESULT – LOST VIA 3rd RD DECISION (UNANIMOUS)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Both fighters are in the orthodox stances. Both fighters are patient. Tuivasa explodes with the punches. Arlovski clinches and separates. Tuivasa moves in with a leg but eats a counter left in return. Both fighters are aggressive early. Hard leg kick lands for Tuivasa! Arlovski moves in with the punches and misses. 1st min in, Arlovski is searching for his timing. He fires a one-two but he is out of range. Tuivasa establishes forward pressure. Arlovski cracks Tuivasa with the jab. Tuivasa explodes with the right hand. Arlovski ducks under and initiates the clinch. Tuivasa shows his strength as he pushes Arlovski down to the mat. Tuivasa is in the mount position! Arlovski is in trouble early. He is controlling the right arm of Tuivasa. Tuivasa is putting strong pressure on Arlovski with his body. He is a big heavyweight. Halfway in, Arlovski is wasting a lot of energy on the bottom. He is going to burst his arms out. He is squeezing the arms of Tuivasa. Arlovski scrambles and explodes back to his feet. Tuivasa has a big cut on his head. Arlovski moves in with a left hand. Tuivasa explodes with a left hand counter and drops Arlovski down to the mat!!! Tuivasa allows Arlovski to stand. Arlovski immediately initiates the clinch. He separates. Tuivasa moves in and lands a two-punch combo. Arlovski is looking to slow the fight down. Tuivasa is very aggressive. 1 min to go, Arlovski initiates the clinch. He separates but Tuivasa explodes with the straight punches! Tuivasa is landing clear shots!!! Arlovski moves away but Tuivasa continues with the pressure. He is swinging like a mad man! Big counter right lands for Arlovski! Tuivasa is very open during the attacks. Tuivasa wants to brawl. Both fighters are using a lot of energy early in the fight. 10-9 Tuivasa 

 

Rd 2 – Arlovski takes the center and opens the round with a kick to the body. Tuivasa is looking for the openings. Nice inside leg kick lands for Arlovski. Tuivasa is patient. He takes the center. Arlovski goes high with the kick, just misses. 1st min in, Arlovski is throwing faints. He moves in but eats a couple of short punches. Arlovski explodes once again and lands a right hand over the top! Arlovski is the aggressor. He moves in once again and lands a big one-two combination! Another one-two lands for Arlovski! He is outboxing Tuivasa. Tuivasa responds with a hook to the body. Tuivasa is bleeding heavily. He ducks under and initiates the clinch. He has the under hooks. Arlovski separates and moves in with a right hand. Tuivasa counters with a right uppercut. Big right hand lands for Arlovski! Halfway in, Tuivasa closes the distance and lands a double jab! Both fighters are very accurate with the strikes. Another right lands for Tuivasa. Arlovski wants to fight at his range. Tuivasa is closing the distance well. He moves in and lands a 3 punch combo! Arlovski is backing up against the fence! He initiates the clinch. It looks like Arlovski is slowing down. He takes the body lock and drags Tuivasa down to the mat. Tuivasa explodes back up. 1 min to go, Tuivasa lands an eye poke. The referee stops the fight and gives Arlovski time to recover. The fight continues in the center. Tuivasa is looking for a way in. Arlovski moves in with the punches but eats a hard left hook! Tuivasa has found his timing on the counter punches. Arlovski is switching his stances. Both fighters exchange at the end of the round. 10-9 Arlovski

 

Rd 3 – Tuivasa takes the center and opens the round with a leg kick. He moves in with the uppercuts but misses. Arlovski is telegraphing the right hand. Tuivasa sees it coming every time. Arlovski is throwing faints. Tuivasa moves in with a right hand but eats a counter left in return. 1st min in, Tuivasa is trying to time the uppercut. He lands a couple of jabs to the body. Tuivasa is not setting up his entries. He is exploding with the power shots. Arlovski is moving on the outside. Tuivasa lands a nice body-head combination! Arvloski steps in but fails to land anything. Tuivasa is looking like a fresher fighter. Arlovski initiates the clinch and lands a nice knee to the body. Halfway in, Arlovski is breathing heavily. He goes high with the kick and misses. Tuivasa is also slowing down. He moves in with the power right and misses. Arlovski pushes with the right hand. Tuivasa counters with a hard left hand! Another left hook lands for Tuivasa! He is exploding for a finish! Arlovski moves away but eats a right hand over the top! Tuivasa is on fire! He is doing more damage in this fight. 1 min to go, Arlovski lands a stiff jab. Tuivasa absorbs. Arlovski fires spinning back fists and misses. Tuivasa is very aggressive. He is constantly putting strong pressure on Arlovski. Nice right hand lands for Tuivasa. 10-9 Tuivasa 

WATCH FIGHT

LAST FIGHT JUNE 2017 – VS MARCIN TYBURA

RESULT – LOST VIA 3 RD UN DEC

Analysis
Rd 1 – They meet in the middle. Patient from both. Spinning body kick lands for Arlovski. This time a kick to the body is caught by Tybura and he takes Arlovski down. 1 min in. Tybura able to control as Arlovski elects to close his guard. Minimal damage being done. Tybura finally able to pass as Arlovski opens his guard, he nearly takes the back. Arlovski scrambles and now Tybura in mount raining down hammer fists. 2 mins to go. All Tybura here. Arlovski trying to scramble by Tybura maintaining mount and landing countless punches! The ref doesn’t seem the slightest bit interested in stopping it. 1 min to go and Tybura still posturing up in mount. Arlovski gives up his back, Tybura sinks in 2 hooks and continues to lands short punches. 20 seconds to go and Arlovski is out and up. Now Arlovski pushes forward landing solid punches as Tybura can only cover up and circle away! Great first round! Tybura looks exhausted where as Arlovski might have a second wind 10 – 9 Tybura.
Rd 2 – Arlovski landing the cleaner more powerful punches on the feet. He instigates the clinch against the cage. 1 min in. Arlovski still controlling outside position. 2 mins in. Minimal damage being done. Arlovski breaks and lands a series of punches as Tybura covers up. Arlovski clinches and briefly gets a clinch takedown, before Tybura scrambles up and again Arlovski in outside position against the cage. Halfway. Arlovski continues to control doing minimal damage to a gassed Tybura. 90 seconds to go. Ref finally breaks them. Just under a minute to go. Tybura exposed as he comes forward. Arlovski clinches again and puts Tybura on the cage. 30 seconds. They break for the last few seconds and Arlovski lands a front kick to the face. 10 – 9 Arlovski.
Rd 3 – Tybura looks to counter the kicks of Arlovksi with punches. Arlovksi gets the clinch following a missed spinning back fist attempt. Tybura reverese position against the cage and level changefor a takedown. Arlovksi defends superbly, but Tybura continues to push for it. 1 min in. Tybura manages to trip Arlovski down, as Arlovsi gets up he gets a double leg into Arlovski guard. 2 mins in. Tybura controlling doing decent damage. Hlfway. Arlovski comes close to sweeping Tybura twice, but isn’t able to complete and Tybura maintains half guard. 2 mins to go. Arlovsi gives up his back and Tybura sinks in hooks and now looking for a RNC. Tybura moves to mount. 1 min to go. Tybura continues to transition whilst inflicting decent damage and maintaining control. 10 – 9 Tybura.

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JANUARY 2017 – VS FRANCIS NGANNOU

RESULT – LOST VIA 1ST RD TKO PUNCHES

Analysis

SEPTEMBER 2016 – VS JOSH BARNETT

RESULT – LOST 3RD ROUND SUB RNC

Analysis
Rd 1 – Barnett rocks Andrei early but he immediately returns fire which buckles Barnett who then in turn fires back and buckles Andrei. They both recover quickly and exchanging punches in the clinch. They trade clinch positions against the cage and break. Back in the middle, Barnett lands a leg kick and Andrei lands a body punch and Barnett clinches and takes to the cage. He holds him there for about 40seconds and Andrei lands a trip takedown in half guard but stands up but holding the foot. Andrei can’t decide what to do and looks like stalling. Ref separates and back up. Andrei lands a flurry of punches and Barnett smiles at him, presses forward and takes him back to the cage from clinch. Tring to take Andrei down but no go until round ends.
Rd 2 – 2nd round and Barnett immediately throws a right and initiates the clinch and takes him to the cage. Andrei reverses but is instantly reversed again and defends takedown attempts and eats some knees. Andrei reverses position briefly but does nothing so ref breaks it up. Barnett throws 2 punches and back to clinch and takes to cage again, landing the occasional knee. They separate and Andrei looks tired, labored breathing and movement as Barnett beats him up against the cage. Andrei goes for the same trip but Barnett reverses and now on top and moves to mount with 1 minute 20 seconds left. Andrei eats punches and elbows from mount and turns to back mount but saved by the bell.
Rd 3 – 3rd round and they trade strikes in the middle but no power. Andrei presses into the clinch but eats a huge uppercut but fires back and they clinch against the cage. Barnett grabs a standing kimura lock and flips him to the ground, cranks it but no go but slides into mount. Andrei gives his back and taps to the rnc.

MAY 2016 – VS ALISTAIR OVEREEM

RESULT – LOST VIA 2ND ROUND TKO

Analysis
Rd 1 – Andrei stalks his opponent to the cage and throws a bunch of strikes but nothing lands flush and not much power. He presses into the clinch and eats a knee. Now pressing opponent against the cage, but eats 2 knees. Overeem advances to the clinch and lands a knee. Overeem lands a good body kick and then a few leg kicks. Andrei gets taken down via trip and eats gnp until the end of the round.
Rd 2 – 2nd round and both fighters barely throw anything for the first 45 seconds, but Overeem throws a combo that ends with a body kick which lands and Andrei fires back and misses. Overeem throws a jumping front kick, followed by a left hand which drops Andrei and follow up gnp ends the bout.

JANUARY 2016 – VS STIPE MIOCIC

RESULT – LOST VIA 1ST ROUND TKO

Analysis
Andrei lands and oblique kick to the thigh, they exchange punches and Miocic hits him with a right and he is hurt, another right and he is out.

JANUARY 2017 – VS FRANCIS NGANNOU

RESULT – LOST VIA 1ST RD TKO PUNCHES

Analysis

SEPTEMBER 2016 – VS JOSH BARNETT

RESULT – LOST 3RD ROUND SUB RNC

Analysis
Rd 1 – Barnett rocks Andrei early but he immediately returns fire which buckles Barnett who then in turn fires back and buckles Andrei. They both recover quickly and exchanging punches in the clinch. They trade clinch positions against the cage and break. Back in the middle, Barnett lands a leg kick and Andrei lands a body punch and Barnett clinches and takes to the cage. He holds him there for about 40seconds and Andrei lands a trip takedown in half guard but stands up but holding the foot. Andrei can’t decide what to do and looks like stalling. Ref separates and back up. Andrei lands a flurry of punches and Barnett smiles at him, presses forward and takes him back to the cage from clinch. Tring to take Andrei down but no go until round ends.
Rd 2 – 2nd round and Barnett immediately throws a right and initiates the clinch and takes him to the cage. Andrei reverses but is instantly reversed again and defends takedown attempts and eats some knees. Andrei reverses position briefly but does nothing so ref breaks it up. Barnett throws 2 punches and back to clinch and takes to cage again, landing the occasional knee. They separate and Andrei looks tired, labored breathing and movement as Barnett beats him up against the cage. Andrei goes for the same trip but Barnett reverses and now on top and moves to mount with 1 minute 20 seconds left. Andrei eats punches and elbows from mount and turns to back mount but saved by the bell.
Rd 3 – 3rd round and they trade strikes in the middle but no power. Andrei presses into the clinch but eats a huge uppercut but fires back and they clinch against the cage. Barnett grabs a standing kimura lock and flips him to the ground, cranks it but no go but slides into mount. Andrei gives his back and taps to the rnc.

MAY 2016 – VS ALISTAIR OVEREEM

RESULT – LOST VIA 2ND ROUND TKO

Analysis
Rd 1 – Andrei stalks his opponent to the cage and throws a bunch of strikes but nothing lands flush and not much power. He presses into the clinch and eats a knee. Now pressing opponent against the cage, but eats 2 knees. Overeem advances to the clinch and lands a knee. Overeem lands a good body kick and then a few leg kicks. Andrei gets taken down via trip and eats gnp until the end of the round.
Rd 2 – 2nd round and both fighters barely throw anything for the first 45 seconds, but Overeem throws a combo that ends with a body kick which lands and Andrei fires back and misses. Overeem throws a jumping front kick, followed by a left hand which drops Andrei and follow up gnp ends the bout.

JANUARY 2016 – VS STIPE MIOCIC

RESULT – LOST VIA 1ST ROUND TKO

Analysis
Andrei lands and oblique kick to the thigh, they exchange punches and Miocic hits him with a right and he is hurt, another right and he is out.

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RECORD BREAKDOWN

41 MATCHES 25 WINS 15 LOSSES
KNOCKOUT 17 10
SUBMISSION 3 1
DECISION 5 4
DRAWS
NO CONTEST 1

FIGHTER THINGS TO NOTE

Lost last 5 fights. 2016 – 2017 – Miocic, Overeem, Barnett, Ngannou, Tybura

Had won 6 straight before that. 2013 – 2015 – Kyle, Kraniotakes, Schaub, Silva, Browne, Mir