Report: Andrei Arlovski Faces Philipe Lins At UFC Fight Night Oklahoma City

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A heavyweight division attraction has been added to UFC Fight Night Oklahoma City as Andrei Arlovski faces Philipe Lins.

The Oklahoman first announced the bout, who’s spot on the card isn’t known at this time.

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Arlovski (28-19-0-2NC) has won just one of his last five under the UFC banner, with that lone win coming over Ben Rothwell at UFC Fight Night San Antonio. Arlovski is a former UFC Heavyweight Champion, defeating Tim Sylvia by first round submission to claim the gold at UFC 51 in February of 2005. Arlovski has suffered nineteen losses as a professional MMA fighter and eleven of them came by way of KO/TKO.

Lins (14-3-0) is going to be making his UFC debut in this bout and does so on the strength of a four fight winning streak. Lins won the PFL Heavyweight Championship is season one, defeating Josh Copeland by fourth round TKO in the finals. Lins hasn’t suffered a defeat in almost three years, with that last loss coming to Vadim Nemkov at Bellator 182.

UFC Fight Night Oklahoma City takes place on Saturday, May 2 from the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma with Chris Weidman and Jack Hermansson headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which streams live on ESPN+.

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