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Fighter on Fighter: Breaking down UFC Fight Night 93’s Andrei Arlovski

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Fighter on Fighter: Breaking down UFC Fight Night 93’s Andrei Arlovski

MMAmania.com resident fighter analyst — and aspiring professional fighter — Andrew Richardson breaks down the mixed martial arts (MMA) game of UFC Fight Night 93 headliner Andrei Arlovski, who looks to get back into the win column this Saturday (Sept. 3, 2016) inside Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight kingpin, Andrei Arlovski, is set to do battle with fellow former champ and grappling ace, Josh Barnett, this Saturday (Sept. 3, 2016) night in the main event of UFC Fight Night 93 inside Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany

Arlovski’s career renaissance following his disastrous Strikeforce run was really something to behold. After being written off by the entire mixed martial arts (MMA) world, Arlovski essentially won seven of his next eight bouts, earning another shot in the Octagon. Once back home, Arlovski worked his way into the Top 5 with four straight victories.

Unfortunately for the Belarusian, he’s now lost his last pair of bouts in fairly dominant fashion. The question has rose once more of whether Arlovski’s career is coming to an end or if “The Pitbull” can return to form once more.

Let’s take a closer look at the knockout artist’s skill set:

Striking

Arlovski is a very effective puncher with some tricks up his sleeve. While he spent some time training with Freddie Roach, Arlovski has found more success with rough-and-tumble MMA strategies, ones that revolve largely around his power punches.

To that end, his work with Team Jackson-Wink has done wonders.

Though Arlovski has a quick jab, he has been unable to successfully use it as a consistent weapon or as the focus of his game plan. Instead, Arlovski relies very heavily on his right hand. The Belarusian packs intense power into his right and is aware of his stopping power, so he throws it often. It’s not likely ….View full article

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