UFC 271 Gains Andrei Arlovski vs. Jared Vanderaa at Heavyweight
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Look no further, but Ultimate Fighting Championship legend Andrei Arlovski is a few steps away from the UFC all-time record.
On Friday, a heavyweight bout for Arlovski (32-20, 2 NC) against Jared Vanderaa (12-6) was announced by Vanderaa’s management.
Iridium Sports Agency. The two are going to fight with the loaded sheet of UFC 271 on February 12, which will take place at the Toyota Center in Houston. The former heavyweight champion confirmed the news of this fight on his Instagram shortly after his announcement.
Arlovski will take part in his 37th match in the UFC when he faces Vanderaa, one less than the current record held by Jim Miller as he equals Donald Cerrone for the second time in UFC history. “The Pitbull” is by far the most active heavyweight in the Octagon and his 37 races in the category will put him 10th over the next closest name to Frank Mir – the next active name with the most number of fights. heavyweight is Derrick Lewis, who will have the 24th UFC tilt on this sheet. As a result of his career, Arlovski has the most wins (21), the third most finishes (11), the fifth most knockouts (nine) and the most decision wins (10) in the history of the UFC heavyweights.
Vanderaa’s opponent will take part in the fourth match of the UFC, where he once defeated Justin Tafa by a decision. The signing of Dana White’s Contender series for 2020 won his ticket to the major leagues with a knockout in the first round of Harry Hunsucker and continued to make his debut in 2021 only to be defeated by Sergey Spivak. Although he bounced over Tafa three months later, his last outing came in October when Alexander Romanov stopped him with slow shots in the second frame. “The Mountain” has an 83% finish rate in a career that began in 2015, more than 16 years after Arlovski’s start.
With 16 races currently scheduled for pricing, UFC 271 will take place on February 12 at the Toyota Center in Houston. Fans in the building will enjoy a rematch of the middleweight championship between Israel Adesanya and Robert Whittaker at the main event. The rest of the pricing is unclear at this time, but the boss is expected to be Jared Cannonier’s clash with Derek Brunson at λί 185. Derrick Lewis will appear in this Houston card against Tai Tuivasa in the heavyweight division, in a rumble that will win the main card placement.