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The Co-Main event of the evening comes in the Heavyweight division, as Jake “The Prototype” Collier takes on Andrei “The Pitbull” Arlovski. Having traded wins and losses for the past eleven fights, Collier has an opportunity to break that trend and win two straight for the first time since 2013/2014. A former Middleweight and Light Heavyweight, the current Heavyweight Collier has impressively won in each weight class. Something which very few have ever done. Meanwhile, Arlovski comes into this fight a winner of three straight and five of his last six. When Arlovski enters the octagon, it will the 38th time – which will put him one behind Jim Miller for most in the UFC. However, should Arlovksi win. He will find himself ties with said Miller for the most wins in UFC history.
As for a prediction, I have Arlovski winning. This fight honestly can go either way, but the veteran has been getting it done of late and I can’t help but to side with him. The worries I do have, are that Collier is the more active fighter, has better cardio and does a nice job attacking the legs. However, of late, Arlovski has been more active than usual. Landing a combined 252 significant strikes over the last three fights, Arlovski is averaging 84 strikes per fifteen minutes. That’s nearly two more significant strikes per minute over his average. While I expect this fight to be close and wouldn’t be surprised if Collier won, I liken the fifty-three fight veteran to weasel his way to a fourth straight win. So with that said, I predict Arlovski to win via decision.