UFC Reportedly Holding Russian Stadium Show In April

The UFC will be returning to Russia in 2019, but this time it will be inside a much bigger stadium. This past September, the UFC made their debut in Russia with a card headlined by Mark Hunt and Alexey Oleinik. Oleinik defeated Hunt via first-round sub…

The UFC will be returning to Russia in 2019, but this time it will be inside a much bigger stadium. This past September, the UFC made their debut in Russia with a card headlined by Mark Hunt and Alexey Oleinik. Oleinik defeated Hunt via first-round submission by way of rear-naked choke. The show took place from […]

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UFC Set For Russian Stadium Event In 2019

The UFC is set for a Russian stadium event later this year. UFC heavyweight Andrei Arlovksi’s manager, Anton Glazyri, revealed to Russian news site TASS that “The next fight for Andrei Arlovski will be held in St. Petersburg. Who will be a rival is still unknown.” MMA Team Dagestan, a Twitter account known to break […]

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The UFC is set for a Russian stadium event later this year.

UFC heavyweight Andrei Arlovksi’s manager, Anton Glazyri, revealed to Russian news site TASS that “The next fight for Andrei Arlovski will be held in St. Petersburg. Who will be a rival is still unknown.”

MMA Team Dagestan, a Twitter account known to break stories out of Russia, reports that the show will be held at the new Gazprom Arena on April 20th.

The venue can hold over 65,000 people for World Cup soccer games, and could possibly hold over 80,000 people for a UFC event:

In September 2018, the UFC made its debut in Russia with UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Oleinik. The show went down from the Olympic Stadium in Moscow which housed 22,603 fans. Oleinik submitted Hunt in the main event via first-round rear-naked choke.

Unfortunately, Russia’s biggest star, Khabib Nurmagomedov, will be unlikely for the card. He is currently awaiting punishment from his involvement in October’s post-UFC 229 brawl. The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) could suspend Khabib for up to two years.

Of course, Russia doesn’t operate within the United States commission system, so the UFC could book Khabib for the card if they wanted to. The UFC has never pulled off such a move, however, so that’s unlikely.

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Andrei Arlovski Doesn’t Understand Fighters Complaints About UFC 232 Move

Andrei Arlovski doesn’t understand what all the fuss is about surrounding the UFC 232 relocation. The only thing Arlovski is feeling about the UFC’s last-minute decision is gratitude. Andrei Arlovski will be taking on Walt Harris in the featured FS1 pr…

Andrei Arlovski doesn’t understand what all the fuss is about surrounding the UFC 232 relocation. The only thing Arlovski is feeling about the UFC’s last-minute decision is gratitude. Andrei Arlovski will be taking on Walt Harris in the featured FS1 prelim, and he’s glad the UFC ensured that the show will go on, even if […]

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Andrei Arlovski Returns At December’s UFC 232

The UFC’s big end-of-the-year pay-per-view just got a little bit bigger as Andrei Arlovski will take on Walt Harris in Las Vegas at UFC 232 in December. Arlovski has been able to prolong his fighting career well past his physical prime. He was once ranked among the very best heavyweights in the world. As of […]

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The UFC’s big end-of-the-year pay-per-view just got a little bit bigger as Andrei Arlovski will take on Walt Harris in Las Vegas at UFC 232 in December.

Arlovski has been able to prolong his fighting career well past his physical prime. He was once ranked among the very best heavyweights in the world. As of late Arlovski has fallen on hard times. He has gone just 2-7 since 2016. Its fair to point out, however, “Pitbull” has been fighting the very best heavyweights in the world during that stretch.

Harris has struggled to find consistency since joining the UFC. At times, “The Big Ticket” looks like he could be a solid heavyweight challenger while losing easily in others. He has a 5-6 record in the UFC overall. Harris has managed to rack up more than a few highlight reel knockouts during that time.

Watch some Walt Harris KOs here: (courtesy of Twitter):

UFC 232 goes down December 29, 2018, from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson are expected to compete in the main event for the soon-to-be-vacated light heavyweight title. Women’s featherweight champ Cris Cyborg will battle women’s bantamweight champ Amanda Nunes in the co-main event.

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Andrei Arlovski vs. Walt Harris Booked For UFC 232

Andrei Arlovski and Walt Harris are set to collide before 2018 comes to a close. UFC officials have announced that Arlovski vs. Harris will take place inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Dec. 29. It is unknown whether or not the heavyweig…

Andrei Arlovski and Walt Harris are set to collide before 2018 comes to a close. UFC officials have announced that Arlovski vs. Harris will take place inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Dec. 29. It is unknown whether or not the heavyweight clash will be featured on the main card or the […]

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Shamil Abdurakhimov Talks UFC Moscow Win Over Andrei Arlovski

Shamil Abdurakhimov was hoping to finish Andrei Arlovski at UFC Moscow, but he’ll settle for the win. Abdurakhimov took on Arlovski on the main card of UFC Moscow. The event aired live on UFC Fight Pass. After three rounds of action, Abdurakhimov…

Shamil Abdurakhimov was hoping to finish Andrei Arlovski at UFC Moscow, but he’ll settle for the win. Abdurakhimov took on Arlovski on the main card of UFC Moscow. The event aired live on UFC Fight Pass. After three rounds of action, Abdurakhimov was awarded the unanimous decision victory. It’s “Abrek’s” second straight victory and now he […]

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