After an infamous series of five-straight losses with all five of them ending via stoppage former UFC heavyweight titleholder Andrei Arlovski finally returned to the winning column in November last year, defeating the decision of Juniors Albini. Most recently Arlovski is coming off a win over Stefan Struve via unanimous decision at UFC 222 in Las Vegas, Nevada and already has his next fight lined up.
Ariel Helwani of MMA Fighting reports that UFC is close to finalizing the heavyweight bout between Andrei Arlovski and rising Australian star, Tai Tuivasa at the UFC 225 pay-per-view event.
Andrei Arlovski might finally get his wish of fighting in Chicago. UFC currently working on Arlovski vs. Tai Tuivasa at UFC 225, sources say. Not finalized yet but all parties are interested and hopeful it will get done soon.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) March 16, 2018
Tai “Bam Bam” Tuivasa 24, is currently unbeatable in MMA holding a record of 7-0. Tuivasa made it two first-round knockouts in two UFC appearances with a savage beatdown of Cyril Asker at UFC 221 in Perth.
UFC 225 PPV event is set to take place on Saturday, June 9, 2018, at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.
The main event headlined by a middleweight title fight between champion Robert Whittaker and top contender Yoel Romero.