Andrei Arlovski is going to get a second chance after his ‘less than stellar’ performance at UFC 174.
According to Brazilian news outlet Globo, Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva (18-5 MMA, 2-2 UFC) will face former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski (22-10 MMA, 11-4 UFC) in September
Andrei Arlovski (21-10) will be making his return to the UFC in this fight. He has 15 knockouts, 3 submissions and 3 decision victories in his MMA career. He is a former UFC Heavyweight Champion. He has beaten some of the biggest names in the sport with wins over Tim Sylvia, Fabricio Werdum and Roy Nelson. He left the UFC in 2008 with a win over Jake O’Brien via TKO at UFC 82 in 2008.
Since leaving the UFC he has a record of 8-5-1. In his last five fights, he is 4-1.
In his last three fights he is 2-1. He lost to Anthony Johnson via unanimous decision at WSOF 2 – Arlovski vs. Johnson on Mar / 23 / 2013. He is coming off a win over Brendan Schaub at UFC 174 by Split Decision.
UFC Fight Night 51 is set for Sept. 13 at Nilson Nelson Gymnasium in Brasilia.
Right now, it’s not known if this fight will be the headline fight of his event or not.
The event is expected to air on FOX Sports 1 and stream on UFC Fight Pass.
Also, this is the only fight announced for this event as of this writing.