Collier faces off against veteran Andrei Arlovski at the UFC Fight Night: Font v Vera in the heavyweight division. The fighter previously fought under the promotion in the middleweight division. Originally scheduled to fight Justin Tafa, Collier will now face one of the oldest active fighters in MMA in Arlovski.Bet on Jake Collier vs Andrei Arlovski with 1xBet
Date: Saturday, April 30,
Location: UFC Apex, Las Vegas
Where to watch: ESPN/ESPN+
Collier made his UFC promotional debut in 2010 at UFC Fight Night 58. He lost his first fight against Vitor Miranda but won the next via split decision against Ricardo Abreu at UFC Fight Night 68. The American, fighting out of Cuba Missouri has spoken about how he had to drop his welding helmet to focus fully on fighting after his performances declined. He was at risk of being evicted from the promotion. In 2019, Collier got a ten-month suspension after testing positive for a banned substance Higenamin out of competition. He returned in July 2020.
Tale of the tape:
- Height - 1.91cm
- Weight - 265lb (120kg)
- Reach - 199 cm
- Date of birth - October 23, 1988
Also known as The Pitbull, Andrei Arlovski is a Belarusian-American MMA fighter and actor. He holds the enviable records for the most fights in UFC with 37 bouts and most wins. At 43, he is a promotion veteran and has also competed in Strikeforce, Affliction, Elite XC, and several other promotions. Arlovski returned to UFC on April 24, 2014, after losing to Brendan Schlub at UFC 174.
Andrei Arlovski became the UFC interim heavyweight champion in 2004 when he dropped former heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia for the vacant title. Arlovski starred in Universal Soldier: Regeneration with Dolph Lundgren and Jean-Claude Van Damme.
Tale of the tape:
- Height - 1.93cm
- Weight - 246lb (112kg)
- Reach - 196 cm
- Date of birth - February 4, 1979
Expert predictions by analysts install Arlovski as a favorite to win.
Bet 365 odds:
- Collier 2.10
- Arlovski 1.72