Andrei Arlovski Edges Jake Collier In Controversial Split Decision – UFC Vegas 53 Results (Highlights)

Arlovski defeats Collier by split decision.

Arlovski
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Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Andrei Arlovski takes on Jake Collier at UFC Vegas 53.

Round 1:

Jake Collier clinches up with Andrei Arlovski against the cage. Collier keeps the pace up, throwing wild combos at Arlovski. The two exchange in the pocket. The fight is stopped momentarily due to a clash of heads. Collier opens up a cut on Arlovski’s face with an elbow. They clinch again with Arlovski leaving it with a knee to the body. Arlovski launches a crisp combo on Collier to end the round.

Round 2:

Collier pushes the pace once again, keeping Arlovski on the back foot. They clinch momentarily. Collier’s offense continues to be effective as he continues to head-hunt Arlovski. Collier catches the former champ with a few more punches before getting a takedown. 

Arlovski gets up and both men exchange shots on the feet. Arlovski lands a kick and follows it up with heavy strikes to end the round.

Round 3:

Collier spams kicks to the body of Arlovski. Collier cracks the jab but both men clash heads as they get close. Arlovski lands a crisp head kick but Collier returns fire with some combos. Collier clinches up with Arlovski and they break. The heavyweights engage in a heavy-handed exchange of strikes. Collier makes Arlovski’s face bleed as he takes him down in the final seconds of the fight.

Official result: Andrei Arlovski defeats Jake Collier via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 28-29)

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