The UFC has announced, through Dana White’s Twitter, the re-signing of former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski (21-10). Since leaving Strikeforce in 2011 following a loss to Sergei Kharitonov in the Strikeforce heavyweight Grand Prix, Arlovski went on a tear, going 6-1, 1 NC, with the No Contest coming from a soccer kick landed on Tim Sylvia in ONE FC, that was later deemed illegal, after initially being ruled a victory.
The loss came at the hands of Anthony Johnson at the World Series of Fighting 2 event in March 2013.
He holds four finished in those six wins and most recently defeated Mike Kyle at WSOF 5 before TKOing Andreas Kraniotakes at Fight Nights: Battle on Nyamiha in his native Belarus.
Welcome back Andrei Arlovski!
— Dana White (@danawhite) April 24, 2014
According to MMAJunkie, Arlovski is being targeted for a UFC 174 bout opposite Brendan Schaub, although the source could not definitively confirm the bout.
As for his last stint in the UFC, the former heavyweight champion for the promotion went 10-4 over eight years in the promotion. He finished his contract with ZUFFA on a three-fight win streak before departing their and fighting for eight different promotions since.
UFC 174 takes place on June 14 at the Rogers Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia.