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"The Pit Bull"
Andrei Arlovski
#15 Heavyweight Division • 30-19-0 (W-L-D)

Stats & Records

  • 17
    Wins by Knockout
  • 2
    Title Defenses
Striking accuracy 42% 42%

Striking accuracy

Sig. Strikes Landed
749
Sig. Strikes Attempted
1790
Grappling accuracy 36% 36%

Grappling accuracy

Takedowns Landed
7
Takedowns Attempted
25
3.08
Sig. Str. Landed
Per Min
3.00
Sig. Str. Absorbed
Per Min
0.56
Takedown avg
Per 15 Min
0.31
Submission avg
Per 15 Min
59
%
Sig. Str. Defense
79
%
Takedown Defense
0.62
Knockdown Ratio
08:41
Average fight time

Sig. Str. By Position

Standing
571 (76%)
Clinch
137 (18%)
Ground
41 (5%)

Sig. Str. by target

57% 427 Head 17% 128 Body 26% 194 Leg

Win By Way

KO/TKO
17 (57%)
DEC
10 (33%)
SUB
3 (10%)

Event Results

Biography

Status
Active
Hometown
Minsk, Belarus
Trains at
Jackson Wink MMA Academy - NM
Fighting style
Kickboxer
Age
41
Height
75.00
Weight
240.00
Octagon Debut
Nov. 17, 2000
Reach
77.00
Leg reach
44.00
Q & A

When and why did you start training for fighting? Andrei did not begin his martial arts training until he was 18. He was a soccer goalie until age 14 when he gave it up to concentrate on personal fitness. Later, he enrolled in the police academy where one of the required classes was Sambo. He showed great potential and was offered training on a more serious scale for competition. In 1999, after only a year of training, Andrei became a Champion of the European Youth SAMBO Championship as well as a Champion of the World Youth SAMBO Championship. Also 1999 Andrei got the second place (silver medal) at the SAMBO World Cup and the second place at the World SAMBO Championship. He became first Master of Sport, and then International Master of Sport. After winning the Sambo championships, he started competing in mixed martial arts and won the European Mixed Fighting championship.

What ranks and titles have you held? Former UFC World Heavyweight Champion, European Mixed Fighting champion, multiple SAMBO championships.

Do you have any heroes? I am grateful to all of the masters I have trained with.

What is your favorite technique? Combining both striking and wrestling.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It gets my adrenaline pumping.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I graduated from the Police Academy.

What was your job before you started fighting? Police officer.