|Sakara=Excitement ||12-15-2012 02:42 PM |
Andrei arlovski, mike hayes cleared for heavyweight showdown at ‘battle of moscow 9’
Andrei Arlovski, Mike Hayes Cleared for Heavyweight Showdown at http://www.cdn.sherdog.com/_images/p...vski_hayes.JPG
MOSCOW -- Former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski tipped the scales at 241 pounds Saturday ahead of his Fight Nights “Battle of Moscow 9” main event.
His opponent, Bellator veteran Mike Hayes of Redmond, Wash., weighed in at a considerably lighter 227 pounds.
“I had been trying to make the drop to 205 pounds on numerous occasions this year,” Hayes told Sherdog.com, “but when an opportunity to fight somebody like Arlovski comes around, you answer the call.”
In the co-headliner of the MMA portion of Sunday’s card -- which also features three fights contested under K-1 rules -- Fight Nights flyweight champion Ali Bagautinov came in at 125 pounds. His opponent, Germany sambo champion Andreas Bernhard, weighed in at 123 pounds.
Due to a personal tragedy, Dutchman Nills van Noord was absent from the weigh-ins. The Bob Schrijber student and teammate of UFC heavyweight Stefan Struve was on his way to the airport Friday when his pregnant wife was involved in a car crash. His opponent, Moscow’s own Abdul-Kerim Edilov did make weight, and will face short-notice stand-in Nicholas Babchuk of Belarus tomorrow. Babchuk was not present at the official weigh-ins.
Fight Nights ‘Battle of Moscow 9’ Weigh-In Results:
Andrei Arlovski (241 pounds) vs. Mike Hayes (227)
Ali Bagautinov (125) vs. Andreas Bernhard (123)
Murad Machaev (160) vs. Ivica Truscek (158)
Akhmet Aliev (167) vs. Viktor Halmi (165)
Abdul-Kerim Edilov (202) vs. Nicholas Babchuk (N/A)
Konstantin Erokhin (230) vs. Jermaine Van Rooy (217)
Magomed Magomedov (183) vs. Denis Genyuk (183)
|noahm ||12-15-2012 04:42 PM |
Hope to see Arlovski continue on a tear. Who knows, maybe better coaching will bring him back around for some UFC activity. One of the hardest punchers out there.
|Fedorlei Gomipierre ||12-15-2012 04:54 PM |
Love Arlovski, think 2013 may be his return to the UFC IMO!
|joeodd2 ||12-15-2012 07:14 PM |
Hey, the guy is the endless butt of "chin" jokes, but he's anything but a joke. A fit and hungery Arloski is a serious threat to any HW in the world. I wonder if he's still training with Freddy Roach, I think he needs to give Freddy a call. I would also like to see him improve his kicking though, I think if you can add some nasty Muai Tai or Dutch Kickboxing to his tool belt, you've got a pitbull with a chainsaw....
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