Arlovski gets title shot with UFC 70 win

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disorderlyvision
4/18/07 2:30:46PM
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Former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski will get another crack at regaining the title if he can get past Fabricio Werdum this weekend at UFC 70, according to statements from UFC President Dana White in a conference call yesterday.

hook_tothe_body
4/18/07 2:51:53PM
Arlovski is a very talented fighter and so is Werdum. They're both well-rounder, but Werdums specialty is on the ground while Arlovskis strength seems to be on the feet.

So I think if Arlovski beats Werdum he earns the right to face the heavyweight champion, for sure.

Randy/Arlovski would be an interesting fight to say the least.
creativedestruction
4/18/07 2:55:50PM
cool. I hope AA wins. I'm picking him. But Werdum is obviously very good and could easily beat him.
Zvonimir
4/18/07 3:00:18PM
I thought Crocop/Gonzaga winner (Crocop) gets the next title shot.

P.S. WAR WERDUM!
BigWilly
4/18/07 3:29:09PM

Posted by Zvonimir

I thought Crocop/Gonzaga winner (Crocop) gets the next title shot.

P.S. WAR WERDUM!



Thats what i thought aswell.... but AA and couture would be exciting too i think.... but AA has to beat Werdum first and i don't think that is going to happen...
nellyhiphophead
4/18/07 4:07:41PM
i think thats a good call. let him take on cro cop or randy as long as we don't see him and tim fight i will be happy.
rcg916
4/18/07 5:15:14PM
Not sure UFC is in a hurry to put Mirko and Randy in there together quite yet, they will want to milk this comeback for a while, and we all know that regardless of Couture's talent, he wont be able to stop CroCop...

Much better matchup for Randy against AA.

I personally think Arlovski wont even get past Werdum... but thats just my opinion. Big Nog figures in somewhere too. HW division is now one of the deepest... Whodathunkit?
-Virus-
4/18/07 5:59:58PM
War Werdum!!!!
does that mean if Werdum wins he will get a title shot?
War Werdum!!!!
hook_tothe_body
4/18/07 6:22:34PM

Posted by -Virus-

War Werdum!!!!
does that mean if Werdum wins he will get a title shot?
War Werdum!!!!



Maybe not because its his first fight in the UFC. But that would be sweet if he did get a shot at Randy. Randy would take him down and Werdum would work his guard.
claymoremind
4/18/07 6:33:37PM

Posted by Zvonimir

I thought Crocop/Gonzaga winner (Crocop) gets the next title shot.

P.S. WAR WERDUM!



"He will face whoever wins the UFC 74 match between current beltholder Randy Couture and Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic/Gabriel Gonzaga that is slated for August 25."

They do get the next title shot....they are saying that AA will face whoever the winner of that fight is.

I think Werdum is very underrated in MMA. He trains with Cro Cop (he is his BJJ teacher). And he has a win over Gonzaga via strikes....

I doubt they are going to give him a title shot that quick. He really doesnt have any "High profile" wins. (besides Gonzaga which was a few years ago.)

Arlovski better not think of him as a stepping stone though. He takes hits from one of the best strikers in MMA on a regular basis and has a GREAT ground game.

WAR WERDUM!
Ultimate_fighter
4/18/07 7:17:09PM

Posted by Zvonimir

I thought Crocop/Gonzaga winner (Crocop) gets the next title shot.

P.S. WAR WERDUM!



Yeaaaa... what the heck... but i guess Werdum beat Gonzaga once already but still its CRO COP!!! So if CC wins he fights winner of AA and Werdum... i hope AA VS CC happens soon!!!
claymoremind
4/19/07 9:58:11AM

Posted by Ultimate_fighter


Posted by Zvonimir

I thought Crocop/Gonzaga winner (Crocop) gets the next title shot.

P.S. WAR WERDUM!



Yeaaaa... what the heck... but i guess Werdum beat Gonzaga once already but still its CRO COP!!! So if CC wins he fights winner of AA and Werdum... i hope AA VS CC happens soon!!!



Read the article and my post above.....

"He will face whoever wins the UFC 74 match between current beltholder Randy Couture and Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic/Gabriel Gonzaga that is slated for August 25."

So Randy DOES face the winner of CC and GG.....THEN AA gets a shot at the winner of the title fight......lots of double letter names in there.
Jamie98s
4/19/07 10:53:57AM
AA vs CC, battle of the initials!
garrick
4/19/07 11:14:39AM
Funny. AA very good fighter, whos deserves another shoot. AA over Verdum hopefully.
Fanboy 1988
4/19/07 12:06:30PM
^ Lets hope, AA VS Randy sounds great.
DuncanFan819
4/20/07 7:01:18AM

Posted by MakoVictim

^ Lets hope, AA VS Randy sounds great.




It wouldn't be AA vs Randy, it would be AA (if he gets past Werdum) vs the winner of CC/Gonzaga vs Randy
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