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Andrei Arlovski vs. Sergei Kharitonov

Co-Main Event | Tournament Quarter-Finals | 265 lbs | MMA

Sergei Kharitonov defeats Andrei Arlovski via KO/TKO at 2:49 of Round 1

Mmaweekly large Sergei "The Paratrooper" Kharitonov
Andrei "The Pitbull" Arlovski

Kharitonov
KO/TKO
Round 1

Sergei Kharitonov Andrei Arlovski

"The Paratrooper" "The Pitbull"

18-5-0   Pro Record At Fight   15-8-0
Climbed to 19-5   Record After Fight   Fell to 15-9
-120 (Near Even)   Betting Odds   -110 (Near Even)
Ru Russia   Nationality   By Belarus
Amsterdam, Netherlands   Fighting out of   Chicago, Illinois
30 years, 5 months, 4 days   Age at Fight   32 years, 1 day
250.0 lbs (113.4 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   242.0 lbs (109.8 kgs)
6'4" (194cm)   Height   6'3" (191cm)
76.0" (193cm)   Reach   77.0" (196cm)
Golden Glory   Gym   Jackson Wink MMA
Strikeforce
  • Bout Information
  • Event: Strikeforce: Fedor vs Silva
  • Date: Saturday 02.12.2011 at 10:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Kevin Mulhall
  • Venue: IZOD Center
  • Enclosure: Cage
  • Location: East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States
  • Bout Billing: Co-Main Event (fight 9 of 10)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 265 lbs (120.2 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Bas Rutten & Michael Schiavello (HDNet), Gus Johnson, Mauro Ranallo, Frank Shamrock (Showtime)
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Ron Kruck (HDNet), Gus Johnson (Showtime)
  • Arlovski Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Kharitonov Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Tournament: Strikeforce Heavyweight Tournament
  • Tournament Round: Quarter-Finals
  • Event Links:

Arlovski vs. Kharitonov Wiki Update Wiki

In the co-main event of Strikeforce: Fedor vs Silva, Andrei Arlovski took on Sergei Kharitonov in an anticipated tournament quarterfinal bout. Arlovski was coming off of three consecutive defeats, while Kharitonov came off of a win in K1-Dynamite.


Arlovski came out fast, landing a kick-punch combination and moving faster than Kharitonov. The fighters clinched briefly and then Arlovski landed a low kick as they separated. Arlovski was faster to the punch repeatedly, yet Kharitonov threw each punch with power. Kharitonov then landed a punch that stunned Arlovski, followed up with a barrage of punches that had Arlovski backing up against the fence, and then a bomb that dropped him to the mat. Kharitonov brutally put the lights out on a defenseless Arlovski for the knockout victory.


Speaking with Gus Johnson in the post-fight interview, Kharitonov commented, "I look around the stands and I saw so many people from Russia, Russia is the best and I thank you for the support... I was nervous because Andrei is a very tough fighter and I hope we will become friends after the fight... I could care less what the experts think, I know I'm going to win this tournament."

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:28 PM ET
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Arlovski vs. Kharitonov Fight Predictions

Tapology Community Predictions: 565  
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Videos & Highlights

    Training  |  Sergei Kharitonov Sparring Video report dead link

    Sergei Kharitonov spars at Team Golden Glory in Holland 3 weeks before his Strikeforce tournament bout with Andrei Arlovski, in this video from Fight-Game.tv.

Arlovski vs. Kharitonov Fighter Tweets

If fighters from this bout were talking on Twitter before or after the fight, this is where you can find it. Below are all the Tweets we've recorded near the date of the bout.

Just added a new event on Team Pit Bull: Live Video Chat with Andrei "The Pit Bull" Arlovski http://ning.it/fWBCmS
4 days
after
I appreciate all of your feedback and support, thank you!
20 hours
after
I'm sorry for letting my fans down tonight
3 hours
after
Check this video out -- Best Prank So Far :) http://t.co/oibyKrv via @youtube
8 hours
before
Big night tonight! Thank you for all of your support and best wishes - best fans I could ever wish for!
10 hours
before
Check this video out -- Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Video Blog 5 http://t.co/IfoG4Au via @youtube
10 hours
before
Check this video out -- Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Video Blog 5 http://t.co/pEblKYr via @youtube
13 hours
before
Best one so far: http://arlovski.com/video/said-gets-pranked-by-andrei
1 day
before
Check this video out -- Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Video Blog 4 http://t.co/qD4t3Ba via @youtube
1 day
before
Andrei will be giving away a pair of tickets to the event on Saturday tonight at 9pm EST on TapOut Radio. Tune in for more details tonight.
2 days
before
Check this video out -- Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Video Blog 3 http://t.co/6G9orcs via @youtube
2 days
before
Check this video out -- Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Video Blog 2 http://t.co/irUrhWX via @youtube
2 days
before
Just uploaded 9 new photos on Team Pit Bull http://ning.it/eTLWrW
3 days
before
Checking out "Catching Dino when he least expects it" on Team Pit Bull: http://ning.it/fbC68t
3 days
before
Just uploaded 18 new photos on Team Pit Bull http://ning.it/efLhvt
3 days
before
Check out the @Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix LIVE Blog, just updated. http://arlovski.com/profiles/blogs/strikeforce-heavyweight-grand
3 days
before
Just finished a killer work out with Team Pit Bull! http://arlovski.com/photo/img0617-1?context=user
4 days
before
Check out the LIVE Blog for the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix: http://arlovski.com/profiles/blogs/strikeforce-heavyweight-grand
5 days
before
On the plane heading to NJ with the rest of Team Pit Bull!
5 days
before
@jonnybones Congrats buddy!
7 days
before
Join the UFC Live Chat tonight on Arlovski.com
7 days
before
Just added a new blog post on Team Pit Bull http://ning.it/f8PZXl
9 days
before
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