Andrei Arlovski's place in the Strikeforce heavyweight Grand Prix will give him a shot to correct his downward spiral that started with a knockout by GP favorite Fedor Emelianenko, then was continued by Brett Rogers and Antonio Silva, who are also both in the GP.
To get back in the W column, Arlovski has to beat Sergei Kharitonov on Saturday. Kharitonov is fresh off a quick win at Dynamite!!! in Japan and is not discounting Arlovski.
"I don't think I'm getting Arlovski at a good time because of his losses. (His opponents) were some of the best fighters in the world. It's probably worse for me because he is hungry to win," Kharitonov said at the pre-fight press conference.
With his last win coming in 2008, Arlovski definitely is desperate to win.
"These three last guys who kicked my (butt) have motivated me. I'm determined. This tournament is a great opportunity," Arlovski said, sitting on the same stage as Emelianenko, Rogers and Silva.
Do you think that Arlovski can correct his ways and win?
- Andrei Arlovski
- Sergei Kharitonov
- Fedor Emelianenko
- Antonio Silva
- Brett Rogers