Arlovski vs Barnett to headline UFN 93 in Hamburg
<p>Andrei Arlovski and Josh Barnett will look to get back in the win column in the headliner of UFC Fight Night 93.</p>
<p>The event was <a href="http://www.ufc.com/news/Arlovski-Barnett-Headlines-Hamburg-Event">announced by the UFC</a> on Monday and is set to take place at the Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany on September 3. Andrei Arlovski and Josh Barnett were scheduled to face each other back in 2008 at Affliction’s second PPV event but the matchup fell apart.</p>
<p>In his last bout, Andrei Arlovski (25-12, 1 NC) faced his teammate Alistair Overeem in the main event of UFC Rotterdam and was knocked out in the second round with a jumping front kick followed by punches. Arlovski entered that bout coming off of a 54-second knockout loss to current heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic, which snapped his six-fight winning streak. His most notable victories since being re-signed by the UFC in 2014 are knockouts over “Bigfoot” Silva and Travis Browne.</p>
<p>Also coming off of a loss is Josh Barnett (34-8) who faced Ben Rothwell in the co-main event of UFC on FOX 18 and lost surprisingly via submission in the second round. Prior to that, Barnett was awarded a <em>Performance of the Night </em>bonus for his decision win over Roy Nelson in the UFC’s return to Japan at UFC Fight Night 75. The former heavyweight champion has gone 2-2 since returning to the UFC in 2013.</p>
<p>Also on the card is a light-heavyweight bout between Ryan Bader (20-5) and Ilir Latifi (12-4, 1 NC). Bader’s five-fight winning streak was stopped by Anthony Johnson earlier this year at UFC on FOX 18 when he lost via first-round knockout. On the other hand, Latifi is currently on a three-fight win streak with two of the three wins coming by knockout in under a minute.</p>
Jamal Khayat is a writer for RoughCopy MMA. He began his training in combat sports in 2009 and has competed as an amateur in both MMA and boxing. He is currently pursuing a B.S. degree in Physics at the University of Central Florida.