Andrei Arlovski
The Pitbull

Belarus

Out
Injury Foot
Est. Return 8/20/2021
May miss six months
HeavyweightUFC
Out
February 23, 2021
Arlovski was handed a six-month medical suspension due to a right foot injury Tuesday, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Arlovski suffered the injury during his submission loss against Tom Aspinall on Saturday. He'll be out until April 7 at a minimum and won't be able to return before late August unless cleared by an orthopedic doctor.
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First submission loss since 2016
HeavyweightUFC
Out
February 20, 2021
Arlovski lost to Tom Aspinall via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:09 of Round 2 at UFC Vegas 19 on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Arlovski was able to weather the early storm of Aspinall in Round 1 but couldn't stuff Aspinall's takedown in the early part of the second round, which led to the rear-naked choke finish. Arlovski had not lost via submission since September 2016. It is unknown what Arlovski's status with the UFC will be after this fight.
Taking on Tom Aspinall
HeavyweightUFC
Out
January 5, 2021
Arlovski will face Tom Aspinall in a heavyweight matchup scheduled for Feb. 20.
ANALYSIS
The 41-year-old's form has somewhat surprisingly seen his form take a turn for the better at the tail end of his career. He's won three of his last four matches following a stretch in which he'd won just two of his previous 11. In Aspinall, he'll face a fighter 14 years his junior who's fought just twice under the UFC banner, winning first-round TKO victories both times. Arlovski is likely to enter as a massive underdog for this matchup with his career winding down to a close. The up-and-comer represents a significant jump in quality of opponent compared to his last few fights.
First underdog to win Saturday
HeavyweightUFC
Out
November 7, 2020
Arlovski defeated Tanner Boser via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) at UFC on ESPN+ 40 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
Both men came out slow and looking to counter strike, but Arlovski took several minutes to land anything of note. He may have stolen the frame with a right hand towards the end, but Boser had more volume. Arlovski ate more outside low kicks throughout the second round, but did connect with a big right hand body shot. He finally took a big risk at the end of the second, landing a spinning backfist. It didn't seem to significantly affect Boser, but again, the late shot looked good for the judges. Arlovski kept absorbing leg kicks into Round 3, but perhaps changed momentum with a big right hand at roughly the midway point. He backed up Boser with another right hand with about a minute left, but didn't build much momentum from it. While Boser had accumulated more total strikes, the judges saw this for Arlovski, likely due to the few power shots he was able to land. It was by no means an exciting or encouraging fight for Arlovski, who basically said "no more wars" in his post-fight interview. Nonetheless, the results have been in his favor, as he's now won two fights in a row at the age of 41.
Boser matchup moves to November
HeavyweightUFC
Out
September 15, 2020
Arlovski will face Tanner Boser in a heavyweight matchup at UFC Fight Night on November 7, James Lynch of MMANews.com reports.
ANALYSIS
The two were originally set to square off at Fight Island on October 3, but the bout has now been pushed back a month. Arlovski is coming off a win over Philipe Lins in May and has won two of his past three fights, but Boser should enter the matchup as the betting favorite.
Draws Boser in October
HeavyweightUFC
Out
August 2, 2020
Arlovski will take on Tanner Boser in a heavyweight matchup at a yet-to-be-determined location October 3, Aaron Bronsteter of TSN.ca reports.
ANALYSIS
Arlovski has won two of his last three fights at the age of 41, last defeating Philipe Lins in May. Boser has a win over Lins as well, finishing him in the first round back on June 27. Arlovski will have slight height and reach advantages, but considering he doesn't pose much of a knockout threat at this stage of his career, look for Boser to enter as a betting favorite.