Arlovski, now well north of 40 and believed to be in the
twilight of his remarkable career, will once again look to turn
back the clock in the
Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight division when he
Collier in the UFC
on ESPN 35 co-main event this Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las
Arlovski enters the Octagon on the strength of three consecutive
victories—his longest such streak in more than six years. The
Belarusian last competed at UFC 271, where he eked out a split
verdict against Jared
Vanderaa on Feb. 12. Collier, meanwhile, has alternated wins
and losses in each of his past 10 outings. He last fought on Jan.
15, when he submitted Chase
Sherman with a rear-naked choke in the first round of their UFC
on ESPN 32 pairing.
As Arlovski and Collier march toward their three-round scrap in Sin
City, a look at some of the numbers that have accompanied them to
43: Years of age for Arlovski, who was born on
Feb. 4, 1979 in Babruysk, Belarus.
17: Arlovski wins by knockout or technical
knockout, accounting for 52% of his career total (33). His list of
UFC victims: Travis
Silva, Jake O’Brien, Marcio
Matyushenko and Ian Freeman.
Arlovski holds three other wins by submission and 13 more by
84: Rounds completed by Arlovski as a professional
mixed martial artist. He has gone the distance on 21 different
occasions and carries a 13-7 record with one no contest in those
10: Knockdowns landed by Arlovski as a member of
the UFC roster, tying him with Cain
Velasquez and Alistair
Overeem for second on the promotion’s all-time heavyweight
list. Only Junior dos
Santos (14) has been credited with more.
456: Combined victories between the 19 men who
have defeated Arlovski: Overeem, Tim Sylvia
Ngannou, Josh Barnett,
Emelianenko, Pedro Rizzo,
Rodriguez and Viacheslav
Datsik. They sport a cumulative .739 winning percentage
33: Years of age for Collier, who was born in St.
Louis on Oct. 23, 1988.
4: Collier victories by submission, accounting for
31% of his career total (13). His methods of choice: three
rear-naked chokes and one guillotine choke. Collier owns five other
victories by knockout or technical knockout and four more by
48: Seconds needed for Collier to punch out
Huffman at Cage Championships 38 on June 23, 2012. Having
occurred nearly a decade ago, it remains his fastest finish to
11: Calendar years in which Collier has fought at
least once. In addition to his 1-0 mark so far in 2022, he went 1-0
in 2010, 2-0 in 2011, 3-1 in 2012, 1-0 in 2013, 1-1 in 2014, 1-1 in
2015, 1-0 in 2016, 1-1 in 2017, 1-1 in 2020 and 0-1 in 2021.
.737: Cumulative winning percentage between the
six opponents—Aspinall, Carlos
Felipe, Devin Clark,
Miranda and Kelvin
Tiller—who have beaten Collier. They boast a combined record of