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Andrei Arlovski Biography
Andrei Arlovski was born February 4, 1979 and is a Belarusian mixed martial arts fighter and a former Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight champion. He is considered to be one of the top ten ranked heavyweights in the world by multiple MMA publications.
At the age of 20, Arlovski began his professional MMA career at the Mix Fight M-1 in St Petersburg, Russia on April 9, 1999. It was a fairly inauspicious start, losing by KO to Viacheslav Datsik. Not deterred, Arlovski returned in 2000 to M-1 Global at the European Championships, taking the heavyweight crown with a submission victory and a KO victory.
Arlovski made his Ultimate Fighting Championship debut at UFC 28: High Stakes, defeating Aaron Brink by submission. He was then thrown in against top opposition, losing to future UFC Heavyweight Champion Ricco Rodriguez and heavyweight contender Pedro Rizzo. Despite those early defeats, wins over future British Cage Rage light heavyweight champion Ian Freeman, and future IFL light heavyweight champion Vladimir Matyushenko propelled Arlovski back into the UFC elite.
After leaving the UFC, Arlovski signed with the newly created MMA-promotion Affliction, and participated in their inaugural event Affliction: Banned on July 19, 2008. He fought and defeated top ranked heavyweight fighter and former IFL heavyweight stand-out Ben Rothwell by KO in the final round of the fight, ending Rothwell's 13 fight win streak and giving him his first defeat in over 3 years.
Originally scheduled to face former UFC Heavyweight Champion and top-ranked heavyweight Josh Barnett in the main event at Affliction's second pay-per-view,Affliction: Day of Reckoning, on October 11, 2008, the event was rescheduled and Arlovski would instead be matched up against the last reigning IFL Heavyweight Champion Roy Nelson at EliteXC: Heat on October 4, 2008, in Sunrise, Florida in a co-promotion with EliteXC. Arlovski won the fight via KO in the second round and in the process became the only man to ever finish Nelson in his MMA career.
In January 2009, Arlovski faced the last reigning PRIDE and current WAMMA heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko at Affliction: Day of Reckoning. Despite early efforts, Arlovski lost the fight via KO in the opening round.
Most recently in a co-promoted event between Affliction and Strikeforce, Arlovski fought up and coming, heavyweight, Brett Rogers at Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields on June 6, 2009. Arlovski lost the fight via TKO in the opening round.
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