Andrei Arlovski Looks to Snap Skid in June 15 UFC Bout with Martin Buday

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Andrei Arlovski, UFC Vegas 84 weigh-in Credit: Rodney James Edgar/Cageside Press

UFC legend and former heavyweight champ Andrei Arlovski is about enter UFC fight #42 at age 45, and with a three-fight skid looming large.

The heavyweight is set to face Martin Buday on June 15, 2024 at a Fight Night event in Las Vegas, Nevada. Buday confirmed the booking on social media on Monday, following an initial report by MMA Junkie.

Arlovski (34-23, 2NC) has dropped bouts to Marcos Rogerio de Lima, Don’Tale Mayes, and most recently, Waldo Cortes-Acosta. But “The Pitbull” has found himself in such dire circumstances before, running up a four fight skid from 2009 to 2011, and a five fight skid in his second (and current) UFC run, from 2016 to 2017.

Of course, father time is undefeated, and Andrei Arlovski is now the oldest athlete on the UFC roster.

As for Buday (13-2), the 2021 Contender Series winner had won his first four fights inside the octagon, prior to falling to Shamil Gaziev this past December.

The UFC’s June 15, 2024 event does not yet have a main event announced or reported. The following match-ups have been reported for the card:

  • Jimmy Flick vs. Nate Maness
  • Adam Fugitt vs. Josh Quinlan
  • Garrett Armfield vs. Brady Hiestand
  • Julia Polastri vs. Josefine Lindgren Knutsson
  • Carli Judice vs Gabriella Fernandes
  • André Muniz vs. Ikram Aliskerov
  • Andrei Arlovski vs. Martin Buday