Andrei Arlovski vs Fabricio Werdum Betting Odds

By Paul Tuesday, April 17, 2007
In my opinion this will be the best fight on the UFC 70 card. Two proven top level fighters with distinctive differences in style. The odds say it all, this one could go either way.

Fabricio Werdum (-115) is a past training partner of Mirko Cro Cop and has fought primarily in Pride. His strength is BJJ but his standup is no joke. The well rounded Werdum has an impressive list of victims. The two fights that relate best to this matchup are his recent wins over Aleksander Emilianeko and Alistair Overeem, both are excellent "Sambo/kickboxing" style strikers with solid ground games. His two losses were both decisions, one against "Big Nog" and one against Sergei Kharitonov. Both the losses were from excellent ground defenses and slightly better stand up games.

Andrei Arlovski (-115) is of course a former UFC heavy weight champ and considered by many one of the best strikers out there. His power and speed are frightening, unfortunately recent memories of AA are marred by those last two fights against Tim Sylvia. His last fight against
Marcio Cruz was a reminder of his athleticism and power. Andrei has never been submitted, all his losses have come by way of TKO or decision. He would prefer every fight to be spent in the middle of the ring. He rarely looks for the takedown and typically if he's on the ground it's to finish off someone he's knocked down.

Both fighters are 6'4" and 240ish and I don't see any edge for either in strength. In the standup Andrei will eventually find an opening and finish and on the ground Werdum will eventually find an opening and finish. If it goes to a decision, standup fighters tend to have an edge. I'm going with Arlovski to escape a few close calls and close it out with a late 2nd round KO.

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