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Andrei
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
faces Jake
Collier
in the UFC
on ESPN 35
co-main event this Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las
Vegas.

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
this point:

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
Browne
, Antonio
Silva
, Jake O’Brien, Marcio
Cruz
, Paul
Buentello
, Justin
Eilers
, Wesley
Correira
, Vladimir
Matyushenko
and Ian Freeman.
Arlovski holds three other wins by submission and 13 more by
decision.

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
bouts.

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
(twice), Tom
Aspinall
, Jairzinho
Rozenstruik
, Augusto
Sakai
, Shamil
Abdurakhimov
, Tai
Tuivasa
, Marcin
Tybura
, Francis
Ngannou
, Josh Barnett,
Stipe
Miocic
, Anthony
Johnson
, Sergei
Kharitonov
, Antonio
Silva
, Brett
Rogers
, Fedor
Emelianenko
, Pedro Rizzo,
Ricco
Rodriguez
and Viacheslav
Datsik
. They sport a cumulative .739 winning percentage
(456-159-2).

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
decision.

48: Seconds needed for Collier to punch out
Sean
Huffman
at Cage Championships 38 on June 23, 2012. Having
occurred nearly a decade ago, it remains his fastest finish to
date.

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,
Dongi
Yang
, Vitor
Miranda
and Kelvin
Tiller
—who have beaten Collier. They boast a combined record of
73-26.


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