Andrei Arlovski is known as a Belarusian mixed martial artist. He is most famous for being a former UFC Heavyweight Champion.
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Background and Age
Andrei Valeryevich Arlovski was born on February 4, 1979 in Babruysk, Belarus. He grew up with a powerful urge to shield himself. His encounters in the hands of bullies who regularly singled out him and beat him up at a youthful age spurred him toward weightlifting in hope of pressing up muscles to shield himself. At age 16, Arlovski started participating in martial arts like Judo, Sambo and Kickboxing.
He enrolled in the police institute in Minsk, while seeking after his career passion for law enforcement. He participated effectively in martial arts and taking up the necessary police resistance course in Sambo. By 1999, with his ability in the battle sport, he earned various honors including two silver decorations at the Sambo World Cup and at the World Sambo Championship.
Andrei Arlovski additionally won the World Youth Championship and the European Youth Sambo Championship and topped everything with the title as the principal Master of Sports and afterward International Master of Sports. He grew more passion and enthusiasm for other martial arts, studying kickboxing and culminating his striking aptitudes.
Career and Net Worth
On his introduction at UFC 28, Arlovski crushed his adversary by submission. His ascent to the UFC first class following his triumphant battle with the former heavyweight champion, Tim Sylvia earned Arlovski the new UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion, on February 5, 2005. He guarded the title twice on June 4, 2005, at UFC 53 and on October 2005, at UFC 55, to be perceived by UFC as the undisputed heavyweight champion. He was crushed during a rubber match with Sylvia on July 8, 2006, at UFC 61, where he endured huge damage.
Arlovski kept on battling from 2012 in the wake of signing a contract with the Asia-based promotion ONE Fighting Championship in mid-July 2012. He battled at the World Series of Fighting and on Independent promotions where he won every one of the 8 battles aside from at World Series of Fighting 2 on March 23, 2013, against Anthony Johnson.
Arlovski was booked to confront Jairzinho Rozenstruik on November 2, 2019, at UFC 244. Arlovski ended up losing the fight after a first round knockout.
Marriage, Wife and Kids
Andrei Arlovski dated Playboy model Patrycja Mikula from 2008 to 2010. The model started dating Tim Sylvia after she parted ways with Andrei following Andrei's two sequential battle misfortunes to Tim. The love triangle caused much media attention on all three of them.
In recent years, Arlovski has not provided any information about his private life.
Last Modified: Aug 4, 2020