Bet on UFC Fight Night 93: Arlovski vs. Barnett

Arlovski versus Barnett UFC Fight Night 93 Odds and AnalysisJosh Barnett is the UFC gambling favorite to beat Andrei Arlovski when Fight Night 93 rolls around on Saturday, September 3rd at Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany. The UFC betting odds for that heavyweight bout are the following:
 
Andrei Arlovski 1½ (-145) +120 
Josh Barnett 1½ (+125) -140

Barnett – aka the Warmaster, aka the Babyfaced Assassin, aka the Philadelphia Jailbird, aka the Blue-eyed Kenshiro – has fought just about everywhere, including professional wrestling. Andrei ‘The Pitbull’ Arlovski has been around as well, and is the first man to ever knock out Roy Nelson and the second man ever to knock unconscious Travis Fulton. Let’s see how they compare in the proverbial tale of the tape.
 
Josh Barnett
 
Country: USA
Record: 34 (8 by KO, 20 by submission, 1 by DQ)-8 (2 by KO, 3 by submission, 3 by decision)-0
KO percentage: 29%
Submission percentage: 53%
Decision percentage: 18%
Height: 6’3”
Weight: 241 pounds.
Reach: 78”
Leg reach: 43”
Strikes landed/minute: 3.15
Strike accuracy: 50.1%
Strikes absorbed/minute: 2.06
Defense: 58.4%
Takedown average: 1.2
Takedown accuracy: 55.5%
Takedowns defended: 55.8%
Submission average: 1.3
Style: Catch wrestling.
Team: CSW
Trained by: Erik Paulson
Rank: Honorary black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, 2nd degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Active: 1997-present
 
Andrei Arlovski
 
Country: Belarus
Record: 25 (17 by KO, 3 by submission, 5 by decision)-12 (9 by KO, 3 by decision)- 1 no contest
KO percentage: 68%
Submission percentage: 12%
Decision percentage: 20%
Height: 6’4”
Weight: 248 pounds.
Reach: 77”
Leg reach: 44”
Strikes landed/minute: 3.14
Strike accuracy: 41%
Strikes absorbed/minute: 2.3
Defense: 61.7%
Takedown average: .33
Takedown accuracy: 40%
Takedowns defended: 83.6%
Submission average: .5
Style: Sambo, kickboxing, boxing.
Stance: Orthodox.
Team: Jackson's Submission Fighting
Rank: International Master of Sport in Sambo, Blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Active: 1999-present
 
Most recent fights:
 
Barnett – again, the UFC gambling favorite versus Arlovski – has won three of his last five fights. Most recently he submitted to a gogo choke by Ben Rothwell at UFC on Fox 18 on January 30th, 2016. Prior to that loss, Barnett had defeated the aforementioned Roy Nelson by unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night 75 on September 27th, 2015. Barnett is currently the No. 9 in the official UFC Heavyweight rankings.
 
Arlovski had been on a roll, winning six bouts in a row against Frank Mir among other, before current UFC Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic stopped him right on his tracks. Following that TKO loss at UFC 195 on January 2nd, 2016, Arlovski went on to succumb to current No. 1 contender for Miocic’s title Alistair Overeem, who defeated the Belarusian via TKO at UFCF Fight Night 87 on May 8th, 2016. As UFC gambling fans will agree, the 6th ranked heavyweight has basically faced the top two guys in that division back-to-back. Putting it that way, it is easy to say why Barnett is the favorite; Miocic and Overeem have pretty much softened Arlovski up for him. Barnett might live up to his Philadelphia Jailbird moniker and deliver a prison beating to the Pitbull.