|At 6’4” and 240lbs, Andrei Arlovski is a beast. Armed with mixed martial arts skills and a Heavyweight Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) under his belt, Arlovski is a human wrecking ball waiting to unleash havoc. |
Nicknamed THE PITBULL Arlovski began lifting weights when he was 14 years old because, if you can believe this, bullies actually used to pick on him. Arlovski figured that if he got enough muscle, the bullies would move on to another prey.
Good call on that.
At 18, Arlovski’s love for fitness and soccer led him to start training for combat sports. He studied martial arts and kickboxing, but he started to excel in a USSR martial art called Sambo.
In 1999, The Pitbull won the European Youth Sambo Championship and the World Youth Championship. He also took a silver medal at the Sambo World Cup and another silver medal at the World Sambo Championship.
His Ultimate Fighting Championship debut came in April of 2000 against Aaron Brink at UFC 28: High Stakes. Arlovski pummeled Brink 55 seconds into the first round and won by submission with an armbar.
After two straight losses set him back in 2001 and 2002, Arlovski went on a six-fight win steak that stretched over three years. After reigning UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir was injured in a motorcycle accident, Arlovski would be crowed interim UFC heavyweight champion in 2005 with a win over Tim Sylvia.
In August of 2005, the UFC decided to strike the interim title off Arlovski’s championship and officially crowned him the Heavyweight Ultimate Fighting Champion.
At only 27 years of age, Arlovoski is in the prime of his fighting career. Although he is from Belarus, he trains in Chicago and has mentioned making Chicago his permanent home.
Currently, Arlovoski is 9-4 with six wins by knockout and three by submission
And don't forget to check out the Andrei THE PITBULL Arlovski exclusive action figure! It comes with Andrei's Pit Bull, Maximus! Check the Exclusives Page for details!
Andrei will be signing his figures FOR FREE!!
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