Report: Andrei Arlovski vs. Philipe Lins Rebooked For UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Teixeira

A heavyweight division attraction has been rebooked for UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Teixeira as Andrei Arlovski faces Philipe Lins

MMA Junkie first reported the news, as the bout was originally set for UFC Fight Night Oklahoma City.

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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 in 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: Smith vs. Teixeira takes place on Wednesday, May 13 from the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida with Anthony Smith and Glover Teixeira headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs live on ESPN.

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