Former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski will be back in action when he takes on rising prospect Junior Albini at UFC Fight Night 120 on Nov. 11 live on FOX Sports 1 from inside Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk, Va., per a recent announcement by the promotion.
Arlovski, 38, is currently riding a career-worst five-fight losing streak, including a recent decision loss to Marcin Tybura back in June. The UFC veteran last tasted an Octagon victory when he defeated Frank Mir via unanimous decision at UFC 191. If Arlovski isn’t able to get past a youngster like Albini he may be the next name on the UFC chopping block.
Albini, 26, made a huge promotional debut when he knocked out veteran heavyweight Timothy Johnson in just three minutes at UFC on FOX 25 this past July. The up-and-coming Brazilian is on a 10-fight win streak, including eight finishes, and could make a huge divisional splash if he can overthrow a proven vet like “Pit Bull.”
UFC Fight Night 120 will be headlined by a lightweight showdown between divisional staple Dustin Poirier and former 155-pound champion Anthony Pettis, and also feature a welterweight clash pitting UFC veteran Diego Sanchez against fan favorite Matt Brown.
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