Affliction’s Andrei Arlovski Preparing For Fight With Fedor Emelianenko

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Updated: December 8, 2008
Affliction’s Andrei Arlovski Preparing For Fight With Fedor Emelianenko

A glimpse at “The Pitbull” Andrei Arlovski as he prepares for the heavyweight superfight with Fedor Emelianenko at Affliction 2 “Day of Reckoning” on January 24th from the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA.

The former UFC heavyweight champion shows some nice hand speed in the video.

24 Comments

  1. Nick

    December 8, 2008 at 3:43 am

    AA kicks midgets!!!

  2. Mike

    December 8, 2008 at 4:44 am

    I like Arlovski but Fedor is going to destroy him

  3. derek

    December 8, 2008 at 6:09 am

    AA better train ground too, bc fedor got some sick submissions. especially armbars and RNCs.

  4. T.R.

    December 8, 2008 at 6:50 am

    yeah, the thing about fedor is you have to get close enough to hit him and that is not easy. Fedor hits so hard and when he takes you down it is a nightmare. I'm sure aa has the ability to land some hard shots but will he be able to? fedor has this "fighters instinct" that you can not develop in the gym. You are just born with it. It's sort of like It's sort of like playing a musical instrument. You can get pretty good by taking lessons and training but some ppl are born with natural talents and they become great. Fedor is like that along with bj penn. They have a natural fighters instinct.

  5. T.R.

    December 8, 2008 at 6:51 am

    yeah, the thing about fedor is you have to get close enough to hit him and that is not easy. Fedor hits so hard and when he takes you down it is a nightmare. I'm sure aa has the ability to land some hard shots but will he be able to? fedor has this "fighters instinct" that you can not develop in the gym. You are just born with it. It's sort of like playing a musical instrument. You can get pretty good by taking lessons and training but some ppl are born with natural talents and they become great. Fedor is like that along with bj penn. They have a natural fighters instinct.

  6. TIM

    December 8, 2008 at 6:53 am

    Dont be surprised if AA beats Fedor dont ever underestimate a pitbull and well Fedor will probably win but i am putting my money on AA.

  7. Mike

    December 8, 2008 at 7:09 am

    There is noway AA can beat Fedor. Fedor beat Tim Silvia in like 32 seconds. Tim Silvia beat AA twice.

  8. roy

    December 8, 2008 at 7:12 am

    yes aa is a pitbull but fedor is michael vick

  9. TIM

    December 8, 2008 at 8:25 am

    If there is one thing you should know about MMA is never say never and never count a fighter out anyone can beat anyone at any given time. As i said AA will probably lose but i am putting my money on him for the sheer rewards that go along with him winning if i lose i lose nothing as i also bet on Fedor to win in another bet, so if Fedor wins i break even actually i lose 10 bucks but if AA wins i win 210. Fedor can be beat. I love the Vick comment…perfect.

  10. roy

    December 8, 2008 at 8:28 am

    i agree tim aa is a tough fight for fedor, i see fedor winning but i would not be shocked if aa did win.

  11. fedor24

    December 8, 2008 at 9:49 am

    AA's ONLY chance is to KO Fedor. AA can do this probalbly better than any other heavy out there. His standup is that good. I think Fedor will hurt AA"s suspect chin, take him down immediatley and submit him. AA is not used to fighting well rounded fighters. His standup is great but as we all know its not enough to be a great striker in MMA. It is difficult to imagine Fedor getting caught considering how nseriously he is taking this fight. It should be an exciting matchup the way these guys like to throw. can't wait.

  12. zalbag

    December 8, 2008 at 10:39 am

    Nonetheless another fun fight AA had better show up as the motivated version otherwise it will be FEDOR vs Sylvia 2.

    That being said one thing that AA has is that he can match or exceed Fedors speed. AA is generally the agressor thats what makes this fight interesting.

  13. Ryan S

    December 8, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    I wouldn't count Arlovski out, but he is the underdog, so if he wins, it would be an upset, which would surprise people…hmm. Oh well, I hope he trains hard and comes ready, I like both of them.

  14. just another mma dud

    December 8, 2008 at 1:25 pm

    I think this is going to be a telling fight. Fedor has been under the gun for not fighting anyone of any worth. AA will be a better test than Sylvia for sure. Sylvia was washed up several fights before he tried to cash in on the Fedor fight. Trouble is, AA hasn't been his old self either, in my opinion. At least this will give critics a better gauge as to where Fedor is in the standings. If he walks through AA like we all think he will then he is finally legit, in my opinion, no questions asked. He can finally shut people up who don't want him on the PvP list. I like watching Fedor cause he's not a "game plan" guy but a real fighter. He kicks ass because there is ass needing to be kicked. Like T.R. said, you can't teach that attitude in a gym. I can't wait!

  15. dane drebin

    December 8, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    mike that was kibnd of a bad statement saying theres no way AA could win because fedor beat sylvia in 32 seconds the first time they faught. pretty sure arlovski beat him about the same way in the same amount of time the first time he faced sylvia. arlovski rocked him on the feet and then submitted him. lets see sylvia face fedor 3 times before u use that as ur way of basing fedors talent. i think fedor would win all three matches but at this point in time fedor has beatn sylvia the same amount of times arlovski has and in the same manner. i think arlovski will be a harder battle than people are givin him credit for. i do think that arlovski better be workin on takedown defense and his ground game tho because if all he's doin is boxing hes gunna ahvea rough night for sure. i wouldnt bet against fedor.

  16. boink

    December 8, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    Mike says: "There is noway AA can beat Fedor. Fedor beat Tim Silvia in like 32 seconds. Tim Silvia beat AA twice." True….simple as 1+1=2 but lets give AA a chance.

  17. whodini

    December 8, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    i hope AA does put up a good fight …didnt like his last few attempts

  18. T.R.

    December 9, 2008 at 7:28 am

    I can't say i think aa will win because of how great fedor is but i also cant say that fedor will win because of how he beat tim silvia. Aa did the same thing to silvia in their first fight. Going off of that logic you would have to say that jardine beats wandy because he beat lidell and lidell beat wandy. But wandy koed jardine. Or lidell should beat rampage because he beat wandy and wandy koed rampage twice. Or hendo should ko rampage because he koed wandy and wandy koed rampage. But in all these fights the opposite happened.

    It's mma. Anything can happen. In mma 1 + 1= who knows!

  19. Ryan S

    December 9, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    Mike's opinion makes sense on PAPER, but it is no equation, just like T.R. said. I think it will be a good fight though.

  20. dane drebin

    December 9, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    Well said T.R.

  21. zalbag

    December 9, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    That would be a good poll> How many rounds this fight will go ?

  22. TartanTorpedo

    December 10, 2008 at 6:07 am

    Hello there everyone, surely nothing is for certain? yes Fedor is unbeaten but MMA can be so unpredictable and thats why i love it. Fedor is favorite to win but AA is a quality fighter and i for one would love him to win.

  23. TartanTorpedo

    December 10, 2008 at 6:09 am

    Actually technically Fedor lost a dodgy one due to a cut i think, still as good as he is everyone is beatable even though he is a bit of a machine.

  24. Alex

    December 10, 2008 at 6:33 am

    Fedor has his first loss recently in Sambo but that is a lot different from MMA rules. Even so I'll bet Arlovski is going to be watching that video a few times.

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