Andrei Arlowski has his first assignment of the year.
Former UFC heavyweight champion Octagon is shared with Jared Vandera at UFC 271 on February 12 at the Toyota Center in Houston, TX. Iridium Sports Agency – Management Agency of Wandera – First announced Struggling on social media. This was later confirmed by Arlowski.
Arlovski has gone 4-1 in his past five appearances with a second-round rear naked choke against Tom Aspinall at UFC Vegas 19 last February. Since then, ‘Pitbull’ has rebounded with a back-to-back unanimous decision against Chase Sherman and Carlos Felipe at UFC Vegas 24 and UFC Vegas 40 respectively.
This look is the No. 1 for them in promotion. 37, which means the 42-year-old is one step closer to occupying the all-time record of most matches in UFC history. It is currently owned by Jim Miller, who recently expanded it to 38 after his outing on the aforementioned UFC Vegas 40 Fight Card.
Wandera has alternated between wins and losses since joining the UFC after a successful showing in the 2020 season of Dana White’s competitor series. ‘Mountain’ made his promotional debut against Sergei Spivak at UFC Vegas 19, where he finished with strikes in the second round. Wandera performed in front of Justin Tafa at UFC Vegas 27 following ‘Fight of the Night’, which he did well with the unanimous decision.
Unfortunately, the former Extreme Fighting Championship (EFC) heavyweight champion was unable to maintain his momentum and was fired by Alexander Romanov in October.
With the version of Arlovski vs. Wandera, 16 matches for UFC 271 are now confirmed. The pay-per-view event is headlined by a Middleweight Championship rematch between Israel Adesanya and Robert Whittaker.