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Andrei Arlovski

Andrei "The Pitbull" Arlovski
  • Given Name: Andrei Valeryevich Arlovski
  • MMA Record: 27-16-0, 1 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Pitbull
  • Current Streak: 1 Loss
  • Age: 39 | Date of Birth: 1979.02.04
  • Last Fight: June 09, 2018 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: 249.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Jackson Wink MMA
  • Height: 6'3" (191cm) | Reach: 77.0" (196cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $4,760,000 USD
  • Born: Belarus
  • Fighting out of: Chicago, Illinois
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Andrei Arlovski MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Rumored Upcoming Bout

Ru Shamil Abdurakhimov
27-16-0 18-4-0

Ru UFC Fight Night
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2018.09.15
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Au Tai Tuivasa
27-15-0 9-0-0

Us UFC 225: Whittaker vs. Romero 2
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2018.06.09
Odds: +195 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 249.0 lbs (112.9 kgs) | Referee: Rob Madrigal
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Nl Stefan Struve
26-15-0 28-9-0

Us UFC 222: Cyborg vs. Kunitskaya
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2018.03.03
Odds: +150 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $275,000 Base | Weigh-In: 247.5 lbs (112.3 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Júnior Albini
25-15-0 14-2-0

Us UFC Fight Night 120: Poirier vs. Pettis
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2017.11.11
Odds: +275 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $250,000 Base | Weigh-In: 244.0 lbs (110.7 kgs) | Referee: Bill Bookwalter
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Pl Marcin Tybura
25-14-0 15-2-0

Sg UFC Fight Night 111: Holm vs. Correia
Co-Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2017.06.17
Odds: -260 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 242.0 lbs (109.8 kgs) | Referee: John Sharp
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
1:32 Round 1 of 3

Cm Francis N'Gannou
25-13-0 9-1-0

Us UFC on FOX 23: Shevchenko vs. Peña
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2017.01.28
Odds: +300 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 246.0 lbs (111.6 kgs) | Referee: Adam Martinez
#5 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2017
UFC on FOX 23 Performance of the Night
Loss | Submission | Choke
2:53 Round 3 of 5, 12:53 Total

Us Josh Barnett
25-12-0 34-8-0

De UFC Fight Night 93: Arlovski vs. Barnett
Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2016.09.03
Odds: +105 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 238.0 lbs (108.0 kgs) | Referee: Lukasz Bosacki
#46 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2016
#38 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2016
UFC Fight Night 93 Fight of the Night
UFC Fight Night 93 Performance of the Night
Loss | KO/TKO | Strikes
1:12 Round 2 of 5, 6:12 Total

Nl Alistair Overeem
25-11-0 40-14-0

Nl UFC Fight Night 87: Overeem vs. Arlovski
Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2016.05.08
Odds: +170 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 248.0 lbs (112.5 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard
#32 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2016
UFC Fight Night 87 Performance of the Night
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
0:54 Round 1 of 3

Us Stipe Miocic
25-10-0 13-2-0

Us UFC 195: Lawler vs. Condit
Co-Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2016.01.02
Odds: +190 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $250,000 Base | Weigh-In: 246.5 lbs (111.8 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#13 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2016
UFC 195 Performance of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Frank Mir
24-10-0 18-9-0

Us UFC 191: Johnson vs. Dodson 2
Co-Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2015.09.05
Odds: -155 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $225,000 Base | Weigh-In: 237.5 lbs (107.7 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
4:41 Round 1 of 3

Us Travis Browne
23-10-0 17-2-1

Us UFC 187: Johnson vs. Cormier
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2015.05.23
Odds: +350 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $134,000 ($42K Base, $42K Bonus, $50K Fight/Night) | Weigh-In: 241.0 lbs (109.3 kgs) | Referee: Mark Smith
#2 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2015
#74 Greatest Fight of All Time
#11 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2015
#29 Greatest Heavyweight MMA Fight of All Time
UFC 187 Fight of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:59 Round 1 of 5

Br Antônio Silva
22-10-0 18-5-0

Br UFC Fight Night 51: Bigfoot vs. Arlovski 2
Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2014.09.13
Odds: +350 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Perf/Night | Weigh-In: 248.0 lbs (112.5 kgs) | Referee: Jerin Valel
#18 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2014
UFC Fight Night 51 Performance of the Night
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Brendan Schaub
21-10-0 10-3-0

Ca UFC 174: Johnson vs. Bagautinov
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2014.06.14
Odds: +145 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 249.5 lbs (113.2 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

De Andreas Kraniotakes

By Fight Nights

2013.11.29
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Mike Kyle
19-10-0 20-9-1

Us WSOF 5: Arlovski vs. Kyle
Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2013.09.14
Odds: -105 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 240.0 lbs (108.9 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Anthony Johnson
19-9-0 14-4-0

Us WSOF 2: Arlovski vs. Johnson
Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2013.03.23
Odds: +140 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 245.5 lbs (111.4 kgs) | Referee: Kevin Mulhall
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Mike Hayes
18-9-0 18-5-1

Ru Fight Nights: Battle of Moscow 9
Co-Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2012.12.16
Weigh-In: 241.8 lbs (109.7 kgs) | Referee: Valentin Tarasov
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:37 Round 1 of 3

Us Devin Cole
17-9-0 20-9-1

Us WSOF 1: Arlovski vs. Cole
Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2012.11.03
Odds: -275 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $60,000 ($30K Base, $30K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 247.0 lbs (112.0 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
No Contest | Foul
4:46 Round 2 of 3, 9:46 Total

Us Tim Sylvia
17-9-0 31-7-0

Ph ONE FC 5: Pride of a Nation
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2012.08.31
Odds: +115 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 246.5 lbs (111.8 kgs) | Referee: Yuji Shimada
Cancelled Bout Soa Palelei ONE FC 5 2012.08.31
Win | KO/TKO | Kick
4:59 Round 3 of 3, 14:59 Total

Us Travis Fulton
16-9-0 249-48-10

Us ProElite 2: Big Guns
Co-Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2011.11.05
Odds: -425 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 250.0 lbs (113.4 kgs) | Referee: Otto Torriero
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:43 Round 3 of 3, 12:43 Total

Us Ray Lopez
15-9-0 6-2-0

Us ProElite 1: Arlovski vs Lopez
Co-Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2011.08.28
Odds: -1100 (Huge Favorite) | Weigh-In: 241.3 lbs (109.5 kgs) | Referee: Chris West
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
2:49 Round 1 of 3

Ru Sergei Kharitonov
15-8-0 18-5-0

Us Strikeforce: Fedor vs Silva
Co-Main Event | Tournament Quarterfinal | 265 lbs

2011.02.12
Odds: -110 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 242.0 lbs (109.8 kgs) | Referee: Kevin Mulhall
#19 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2011
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Antônio Silva
15-7-0 13-2-0

Us Strikeforce: St. Louis
Co-Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2010.05.15
Odds: -183 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 242.0 lbs (109.8 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
0:22 Round 1 of 3

Us Brett Rogers
15-6-0 9-0-0

Us Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2009.06.06
Odds: -475 (Heavy Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 244.0 lbs (110.7 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#48 Biggest Upset of All Time
Loss | KO/TKO | Punch
3:14 Round 1 of 5

Ru Fedor Emelianenko
15-5-0 29-1-0

Us Affliction 2: Day of Reckoning
Main Event | Title Challenge | Heavyweight | 265

2009.01.24
Odds: +286 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $1,500,000 Base | Weigh-In: 237.0 lbs (107.5 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#18 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2009
#10 Greatest Knockout of All Time
#27 Greatest Heavyweight MMA Fight of All Time
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
3:14 Round 2 of 3, 8:14 Total

Us Roy Nelson
14-5-0 13-2-0

Us EliteXC: Heat
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2008.10.04
Odds: -492 (Heavy Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $500,000 Base | Weigh-In: 240.8 lbs (109.2 kgs) | Referee: Jorge Ortiz
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:13 Round 3 of 3, 11:13 Total

Us Ben Rothwell
13-5-0 29-5-0

Us Affliction 1: Banned
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2008.07.19
Odds: -258 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $750,000 ($500K Base, $250K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 241.0 lbs (109.3 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
4:17 Round 2 of 3, 9:17 Total

Us Jake O'Brien
12-5-0 10-0-0

Us UFC 82: Pride of a Champion
Preliminary Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2008.03.01
Odds: -411 (Heavy Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $170,000 ($105K Base, $65K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 241.0 lbs (109.3 kgs) | Referee: Mark Matheny
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Fabrício Werdum
11-5-0 9-2-1

Gb UFC 70: Nations Collide
Co-Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2007.04.21
Odds: -120 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $160,000 ($80K Base, $80K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 238.0 lbs (108.0 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:15 Round 1 of 3

Br Marcio Cruz
10-5-0 2-1-0

Us UFC 66: Liddell vs. Ortiz 2
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2006.12.30
Odds: -470 (Heavy Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $135,000 ($90K Base, $45K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 236.0 lbs (107.0 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Us Tim Sylvia
10-4-0 21-2-0

Us UFC 61: Bitter Rivals
Main Event | Title Challenge | Heavyweight | 265

2006.07.08
Odds: -285 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $90,000 Base | Weigh-In: 234.0 lbs (106.1 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
2:43 Round 1 of 5

Us Tim Sylvia
10-3-0 20-2-0

Us UFC 59: Reality Check
Main Event | Title Defense | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2006.04.15
Odds: -415 (Heavy Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $90,000 Base | Weigh-In: 235.0 lbs (106.6 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#35 Greatest Comeback of All Time
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
0:15 Round 1 of 5

Us Paul Buentello
9-3-0 21-8-0

Us UFC 55: Fury
Main Event | Title Match | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2005.10.07
Weigh-In: 236.0 lbs (107.0 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
4:10 Round 1 of 5

Us Justin Eilers
8-3-0 9-3-1

Us UFC 53: Heavy Hitters
Main Event | Interim Title | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2005.06.04
Weigh-In: 241.0 lbs (109.3 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | Submission | Leglock
0:47 Round 1 of 5

Us Tim Sylvia
7-3-0 17-1-0

Us UFC 51: Super Saturday
Co-Main Event | Interim Title | Heavyweight | 265

2005.02.05
Odds: -120 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $30,000 ($12K Base, $18K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 238.0 lbs (108.0 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#59 Greatest Submission of All Time
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:15 Round 2 of 3, 6:15 Total

Us Wesley Correira
6-3-0 13-4-0

Us UFC 47: It's On!
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2004.04.02
Disclosed Pay: $23,000 ($15K Base, $8K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 241.0 lbs (109.3 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Cancelled Bout Tim Sylvia UFC 47 2004.04.02
Reason: Sylvia Traces of PED's Still in System
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
1:59 Round 1 of 3

By Vladimir Matyushenko
5-3-0 13-2-0

Us UFC 44: Undisputed
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2003.09.26
Disclosed Pay: $18,000 ($6K Base, $12K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 243.0 lbs (110.2 kgs) | Referee: Larry Landless
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:25 Round 1 of 3

Gb Ian Freeman
4-3-0 13-5-0

Us UFC 40: Vendetta
Preliminary Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2002.11.22
Odds: +120 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 249.0 lbs (112.9 kgs) | Referee: Larry Landless
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
1:45 Round 3 of 3, 11:45 Total

Br Pedro Rizzo
4-2-0 11-3-0

Us UFC 36: Worlds Collide
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2002.03.22
Weigh-In: 242.0 lbs (109.8 kgs) | Referee: Larry Landless
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
1:23 Round 3 of 3, 11:23 Total

Us Ricco Rodriguez
4-1-0 9-1-0

Us UFC 32: Showdown in the Meadowlands
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2001.06.29
Odds: +100 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 237.0 lbs (107.5 kgs) | Referee: Mason White
Win | Submission | Armlock
0:55 Round 1 of 3

Us Aaron Brink
3-1-0 8-3-0

Us UFC 28: High Stakes
Main Card | Heavyweight

2000.11.17
Weigh-In: 239.0 lbs (108.4 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:00 Round 1 of 1

Us John Dixson
2-1-0 7-11-0

By IAFC: Open Cup Of Belarus 2000 (Stage 2)
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

2000.05.13
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:18 Round 1 of 1

Ru Roman Zentsov
0-1-0 0-0-0

Ru M-1: European Championship 2000
Main Event | Tournament Finals | 265 lbs

2000.04.09
Win | Submission | Choke
1:25 Round 1 of 1

Nl Michael Tielrooy
0-1-0 4-7-0

Ru M-1: European Championship 2000
Preliminary Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 265

2000.04.09
Cancelled Bout Timur Magdiev M-1 2000.04.09
Reason: Timur Magdiev injured in quarter final
Loss | KO/TKO | Punch
6:05 Round 1 of 1

Ru Vyacheslav Datsik
0-0-0 0-0-0

Ru M-1: World Championship 1999
Preliminary Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 265

1999.04.09

Andrei Arlovski Wiki Update Wiki

Andrei Arlovski began fighting professionally in 1999, and met with ups and downs in the early going. After losing his first fight by knockout in the first round, Arlovski regathered himself and went on a four-fight winning streak, finishing all four of his opponents inside of the distance. He then succumbed to strikes in back-to-back appearances against UFC veterans Ricco Rodriguez and Pedro Rizzo.


Arlovski’s star-making run occurred during a six-fight stretch from 2002-2005 in which he defeated notable heavyweights Vladimir Matyushenko, Tim Sylvia, and Paul Buentello, among others, en route to winning the UFC Heavyweight Championship and defending it one time. Arlovski lost his heavyweight title in a rematch with Sylvia and then went on to lose the rubber match before embarking on yet another winning streak, claiming Ws over Fabricio Werdum, Ben Rothwell, and Roy “Big Country” Nelson. Throughout the ups and downs, Arlovski has consistently fought the top heavyweights in the world, including a bout with the legendary Fedor Emelianenko.


When he first came on the scene in the early 2000s, Arlovski’s main strength was his Russian Sambo grappling base, and he won some of his early fights by way of submission. Later, he adapted his training to a more striking-heavy routine to capitalize on his natural speed and reflexes, and came to be known for his hands. Arlovski is one of the fastest heavyweight strikers in the sport and boasts knockout wins in the majority of his fights. He has also fought as a professional boxer and, in recent years, has spent a significant amount of time training with famed boxing trainer Freddie Roach. Though “The Pit Bull” has been limited by what some believe is a suspect chin, his handspeed, technical boxing ability and one-punch KO power make him a major threat in every single fight. With over 20 fights under his belt, virtually all in major promotions, Arlovski is also now a certified veteran of the game.

Last updated 04.09.2014, 3:41 PM ET
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