After Arlovski suffered back-to-back losses to Tim Sylvia, fans began to wonder if the beloved Belarusian was in decline. He answered those questions by putting together a very respectable run in the ring including an outpointing of Fabricio Werdum, now a UFC title-contender. Arlovski would only fight in the Octagon one more time after the victory, beating Jake O’Brien in an undercard affair before going off to explore free agency.
Heavyweight journeyman Andrei Arlovski has been a force in Mixed Martial Arts for more than a decade, holding UFC gold in the organization’s heyday and stringing together some solid performances outside of the Octagon after deciding to give free agency a go. While he isn’t the fighter he once was, the 19-10 Arlovski remains dangerous and plans to prove such tonight at WSOF 5 where he faces Mike Kyle. It will mark one in a string of notable match-ups “The Pitbull” has encountered in an extremely memorable career. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)