UFC 70, which is slated for April 21 in Manchester, England, is looking more and more like a United Nations summit.
Tentatively scheduled so far, according to MMAWeekly.com, we've got a Croatian, a Mexican, three Brits, a German, two Frenchman, an Australian and now a Belarussian.
Yep, according to the Houston Chronicle, former UFC heavyweight champ Andrei Arlovski (10-5) will leave the cozy confines of his adopted hometown, Chicago, and head east for the first UFC show on European soil since UFC 38: "Brawl at the Hall" in 2003.
I've already got the nickname picked out:
UFC 70: "The Melting Pot"
Heh? Is that clever or is that clever?
Get me on the Zuffa payroll now before all this creativity goes out the window. Genius, pure genius.
Anywho, toning down the sarcasm, Arlovski will make his first appearance since putting Marcio "Pe de Pano" Cruz (2-2) to sleep at UFC 66 with an overhand right while on his keester.
His opponent has not been named.
Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic (22-4-2) is also on the card, but don't expect to see a showdown between him and "The Pitbull" this soon.
We'll most likely get to see that gem after Cro Cop faces the current champion — either Tim Sylvia (23-2) or Randy Couture (14-8) -- later on this year.
Rumors have Cro Cop fighting Cheick Kongo (9-3-1) and Arlovski battling New Zealander Jim York (8-1).
Stay tuned to see which nation is represented next.
This is getting colorful.