Andrei “The Pitbull” Arlovski, 41, of Minsk, Belarus was one of the winners at “UFC Fight Night 175,” also known as “UFC on ESPN+ 29.” It was the Belarusian mixed martial artist’s 18th victory in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Featuring 10 mixed martial arts matches, “UFC Fight Night 175” took place at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida, USA on May 13, 2020. In the sixth bout of the evening, Arlovski fought Philipe “Monstro” Lins, 34, of Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil in the heavyweight division.
Herb Dean served as the referee. After three five-minute rounds, the heavyweight contest was left in the hands of the three judges, who scored it 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28.
In the end, Dean raised the hand of Arlovski. The Belarusian MMA fighter was declared the winner via unanimous decision.
“UFC Fight Night 175” marked Arlovski’s 50th professional MMA bout. Beating Lins improved the professional MMA record of the Minsk native to 29 wins, 19 losses, 0 draw and 2 No Contests.
On the other hand, Lins made his UFC debut at “UFC Fight Night 175.” He now has 14 wins and 4 losses.
Six countries were represented at “UFC Fight Night 175” namely Belarus, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, the U.S. and Venezuela. Arlovski solely represented Belarus while Lins was one of the three fighters who represented Brazil.
Born in Babruysk, Mogilyov Oblast, Belarus on February 4, 1979, Arlovski has been competing professionally as an MMA fighter since 1999. He made his UFC debut in 2000.
From November 2000 to March 2008, Arlovski defeated 10 UFC opponents namely Aaron Brink, Ian Freeman, Vladimir Matyushenko, Wesley Correira, Tim Sylvia, Justin Eilers, Paul Buentello, Marcio Cruz, Fabricio Werdum and Jake O’Brien.
From July 2008 to November 2013, Arlovski competed in other promotions including Fight Nights Global, ONE Championship and World Series of Fighting and went back to the UFC in 2014. Before facing Lins, the Belarusian MMA fighter defeated Brendan Schaub, Antonio Silva, Travis Browne, Frank Mir, Junior Albini, Stefan Struve and Ben Rothwell.