ANDREI ARLOVSKI WILL FACE BEN ROTHWELL IN HIS NEXT FIGHT
Two MMA heavyweight veterans will meet in a rematch. Former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski (27-18, 2 NC) will fight against Ben Rothwell (36-11) at UFC in San-Antonio on July 20, reports ESPN with reference to their own sources.
Their first bout happened 11 years ago, in July 2008, at the Affliction event. Back then, Arlovski came out the winner after a third-round KO.
Now both fighters are on losing streaks. Rothwell lost his last fight to Blagoy Ivanov by unanimous decision this March. Before that he had served two-year suspension for testing positive. In 2016 Rothwell fought against Junior dos Santos and lost by unanimous decision. He secured his last victory in January 2016 against Josh Barnett by a guillotine choke.
Andrei Arlovski won his last fight in March 2018 against Stefan Struve but has been suffering a four-loss streak since then. One of those four fights was no contest as his opponent Walt Harris failed the drug test. Arlovski had his last fight at the UFC on ESPN 3 which he lost by split decision to Augusto Sakai. However, many independent experts and analytics of the leading MMA sources considered Arlovski the winner.
The event will take place at the AT&T Center in San-Antonio, Texas, on July 20.