UFC Inks Andrei Arlovski To New Contract

Andrei Arlovski

A former UFC champion is returning to the Octagon, as Andrei Arlovski has signed a new fight contract with the promotion.

Arlovski teased news Wednesday for his official site, but UFC president Dana White went ahead and spoiled it with an announcement welcoming him back on Twitter Thursday.

Arlovski (21-10) has won his last two and is 6-1 with one no-contest since a 2011 loss to Sergei Kharitonov in Strikeforce.

Back in 2005, Arlovski became the interim UFC heavyweight champion when he earned a submission victory over Tim Sylvia. He defended it once again in 2005, and it was determined at that time he was the undisputed champion.

Arlovski successfully stopped Paul Buentello in ’05 before dropping the belt to Sylvia in ’06 via first round TKO. The two had a rematch, also won by Sylvia. The veteran left the promotion in ’08 and signed with Affliction, knocking out Ben Rothwell.

In his career, Arlovski owns 15 knockout victories and three more via submission. Seven of his 10 career losses have come via stoppage.

6 COMMENTS
  • AlphaOmega says:

    Arlovski/Barnett for his first fight maybe? Wonder if Dana will sign Sylvia, I know he always said he’d resign AA if he got back on track, but never said that about Tim.

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  • hindsightufuk says:

    Great newss, always been an Arlovski fan, good to see him test himself at a high level consistently and regularly for a while. Gutted we never got to see him fight Randy.
    Rematch with Nelson to welcome hime back?

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  • fanoftna33 says:

    Very glad to read this, looks like he has a bout signed vs Brendan Schuab at 174, I would love to see Arlovski tear through some guys. Maybe a rematch with Roy Nelson as the first one was pretty controversial.

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  • GIKE MOLDBERG says:

    about damn time-heavyweight division has always been in need of more talent-whatever happened to Todd Duffee?

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  • fanoftna33 says:

    Duffee is back in the UFC but before he was able to fight he got injured.

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  • GIKE MOLDBERG says:

    steroids-figures

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