After all, approximately 12 months ago, Arlovski was coming off a razor thin win over Brendan Schaub in July, while Mir was a few months removed from his fourth straight loss (a decision defeat to Alistair Overeem). Now, as their UFC 191 scraps nears, Arlovski has scored consecutive stoppage wins over “Bigfoot” Silva and Travis Browne, and Mir has bombed out Silva and Todd Duffee in his last two outings.
Sure, the #10 ranked Mir won’t be tapped for a title shot just yet if he defeats Arlovski, but he’ll be pretty close. If the latter wins, and does so impressively, Arlovski could be next in line. You never know.
In advance of their compelling and pivotal bout, the UFC has posted the “Countdown” segment for the fight, which you can catch below. UFC 191 will be hosted by the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, and will feature flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson taking on John Dodson.