Andrei Arlovski will face Francis Ngannou at UFC on FOX 23 on Jan. 28, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. The fight was officially announced by the promotion on Wednesday’s episode of “UFC Tonight.”
Arlovski (25–13-1) lost all three of his fights this year, getting TKO’d by Stipe Miocic and Alistair Overeem. Josh Barnett beat him back in September by submission via rear-naked choke. The former heavyweight champion was recently involved in a drama with Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson.
Ngannou (9-1) has not lost in the UFC and only has one professional loss from back in 2013. He defeated Anthony Hamilton by submission last weekend, earning a $50,000 ‘Performance of the Night’ bonus.
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