The UFC declared Tuesday that Andrei Arlovski’s future bout will be in opposition to Tom Aspinall in a new exam for the veteran.
At 41 several years of age and in excess of two many years in the game, Andrei Arlovski has demonstrated that he’s nonetheless acquired it. The grizzled veteran went 2- in 2020 and will glimpse to carry that success into the new yr. When you get to the age of an Andre Arlovski, in particular when you are not in the rankings, you have to keep on to verify you still belong. Since even with Arlovski’s accolades and experience, Father Time is undefeated, and come February 20th, he will have a considerably young opponent awaiting him.
27-year old Tom Aspinall also went 2- in 2020 in the UFC, which helps make his formal history in the marketing the exact same. Altogether, Aspinall is 9-2, with just about every solitary a person of his victories coming by way of stoppage.
Maybe that is a single of the explanations the UFC has decided to pair him from Arlovski, who has been fighting significantly additional conservative as of late, with every single of his past six wins coming by selection. In actuality, the past time Arlovski acquired a stoppage acquire was in 2015. Something will have to give when Arlovski faces Aspinall, however, as either Arlovski’s final decision streak will carry on, Aspanall’s perfect stoppage streak will continue on, or something more unpredicted will take location when these heavyweights collide.
Andrei Arlovski’s most new victory came about a different heavyweight prospect, Tanner Boser, at UFC on ESPN: Santos vs. Teixeira in November. As for Aspinall, he defeated Alan Baudot through TKO in October.
With the addition of this bout, the recent lineup for the February 20 Fight Evening Card is as follows:
Curtis Blaydes vs. Derrick Lewis
Chris Daukaus vs. Aleksei Oleinik
Matt Brown vs. Carlos Condit
Andrei Arlovski vs. Tom Aspinall
Darrick Minner vs. Charles Rosa
Jai Herbert vs. Drakkar Klose
Danny Chavez vs. Jared Gordon
Shana Dobson vs. Casey O’Neill
Jamall Emmers vs. Chas Skelly
Vinicius Moreira vs. Ike Villanueva
Rafael Alves vs. Mike Trizano
What’s your prediction for this heavyweight clash among veteran and up-and-comer when Andre Arlovski normally takes on Tom Aspinall?