UFC Fight Night: Ladd vs Dumont- Andrei Arlovski vs Carlos Felipe: Prediction and Analysis

Published 10/15/2021, 11:27 PM EDT
MOSCOW, RUSSIA – SEPTEMBER 15: Andrei Arlovski of Belarus battles Shamil Abdurakhimov of Russia in their heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Olimpiysky Arena on September 15, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


UFC Vegas 40 will soon take place inside the UFC Apex in Las Vegas on 16th October 2021. Headlined by a women’s featherweight fight, this entire card will also feature many intriguing bouts. A heavyweight fight between Andrei Arlovski and Carlos Felipe is one of them. The contest between the unranked fighters will serve as the co-main event.

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Arlovski is coming into the fight on the back of a win against Chase Sherman; ‘Boi’ is currently unbeaten in there of his four fights in the promotion.

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Both the heavyweight warriors will look to grab a win this weekend to cement their position in the heavyweight roster. Ahead of this heavyweight clash, let’s compare their strength and weaknesses and come to a conclusion on how the scrap could possibly end.

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Andrei Arlovski vs Carlos Felipe: Clash of the Heavyweight Giants

‘The Pit Bull’ (31-20) has had an amazing professional fighting career. He is a skilled finisher with seventeen knockout wins under his name.

On the other hand, ‘Boi’ is a new UFC prospect and has a professional fighting record of 11-1 with six knockout wins under his belt. Interestingly, the Brazilian was an unbeaten fighter until his only loss came in his UFC debut. However, he is currently on a three-fight win streak.

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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 17: (L-R) Carlos Felipe of Brazil kicks Justin Tafa of Australia in a heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 17, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Coming into the fight, Arlovski is not only a more experienced fighter than Felipe, but he also has a 2-inch reach advantage. ‘The Pit Bull’ also has a height and weight advantage over the newcomer.

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The 42-year-old has gone the distance 10 times in his last thirteen fights. Hence, he has what it takes to fight the full 15 with the 26-year-old. Arlovski’s experience will come to the fore and help him out later tonight.

‘Boi’ needs to secure a finish and ensure that he ends things on his own as ‘The Pit Bull’ knows how to convince the judges that he has done enough.

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Afnan Chougle

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Afnan Chougle is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Besides writing, this Media graduate is an integral part of the digital web stories team for combat sports. Before joining EssentiallySports, Afnan gained valuable experience as an intern at Jiostudios Production House.

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