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ANDREI ARLOVSKI vs JOSH BARNETT






UFC FN 93: ANDREI ARLOVSKI vs JOSH BARNETT fight video

The UFC has arrived in Hamburg, Germany, for a showdown that has been years in the making: two titans of the heavyweight division, responsible for shaping the sport as we know it today. Andrei ‘The Pitbull’ Arlovski and Josh ‘The Warmaster’ Barnett, are long-serving veterans whose careers have run parallel to each other.

Both of these former UFC champions are now experiencing a career resurgence, in a wide open heavyweight division. How these two have never crossed paths in the past is quite amazing but finally we will get to see them face off, in what is now a battle of legends.

Andrei Arlovski was, in my opinion, the first heavyweight athlete we saw in the Octagon. What I mean by that is, not only did he have the skills of a world class prize fighter, but he was fast, agile and well-conditioned. These physical advantages in a weight class full of over-sized martial artists, set him apart. It wasn’t long before he was the most feared man in the UFC. Using smooth footwork to cruise around his opponents, he would line them up for his thunderous right hand and send them crashing to the canvas. The threat of his ground skills would also pose a difficult question to any of his opponents, as they would have to decide which was the lesser of two evils.