Report: Former Heavyweight Champs Andrei Arlovski, Frank Mir in the Works for UFC 191

By Mike Fridley Jul 30, 2015
Frank Mir has quieted the whispers of his downfall with two consecutive knockouts. | Photo: Dave Mandel/

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight champs Andrei Arlovski and Frank Mir are likely to meet at UFC 191, according to a report from Fox Sports 1’s “UFC Tonight.”

Both fighters are in the midst of a resurgence, as each man is placing recent difficulties in the rearview mirror with mesmerizing performances.

Written off as a finished fighter not long ago, Arlovski (24-10-1) has returned to the UFC with a vengeance. After escaping the clutches of Brendan Schaub via spilt decision, the 36-year-old knockout artist put together brutal stoppages of Antonio Silva and Travis Browne to cement his status as a contender in the aging heavyweight title picture.

Mir (18-9) faced similar circumstances after dropping four straight bouts for the first time in his career. Widely considered to be on the chopping block, the 36-year-old submission specialist turned the tide with back-to-back knockouts of the aforementioned Silva and the much-hyped Todd Duffee.

UFC 191 goes down at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas on Sept. 5, and will be headlined by a flyweight title fight pitting champion Demetrious Johnson against challenger John Dodson.


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