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Fight Announcement and Round Up: Arlovski Receives First UFC Return Opponent, Title Rematch Announced, UFN 43 and UFN 44

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UFN 43 in Auckland has added a featherweight attraction featuring Charles Oliveira (17-4-1) against Hatsu Hioki (27-7-2).

The former Shooto and Sengoku featherweight champion, Hioki just ended a 3 fight skid in the UFC by sending Ivan Menjivar his walking papers after defeating him via unaimous decision at the TUF China finale. Both he and Charles look to make it back to back wins when they enter the cage. Oliveira just got back into the win column at UFN 36 defeating Andy Ogle by triangle choke in the 3rd round and looks to add his 7th bonus awards when he comes to Auckland.

Ultimate Fight Night 44 in San Antonio will play host to the return of 2 hot UFC 155-pound prospects.

Blackzillian banger Abel “Killa” Trujillo (12-5) will look to be the first to defeat “The Fury” Myles Jury (14-0).

Abel has been on a tear as of late, going 3-1-1 since his entrance into the UFC and has avenged his no contest to Roger Bowling at UFN 27 by knocking Roger out in the 2nd round at UFC on Fox 9. In his last outing “Killa” knocked out former WEC Lightweight Champion Jamie Varner at UFC 169 winning knockout of the night and fight of the night honors in the process.

However the 11th ranked 155er Myles will look to bring the jury out on Abel. Since his stint in the TUF 15 house, Myles has been undefeated in competition in the UFC just like his entire career. He’s gone 5-0 and has defeated the 12th ranked Michael Johnson by unanimous decision at UFC 155 and recently took out former UFC Lightweight number 1 contender Diego Sanchez by unanimous at UFC 171.

Then fresh off his defense of the 205 pound strap last saturday night, winning a unanimous decision, thouroughly dominating and ending a 20 fight winning streak of Glover Teixera, Jon Jones knows the name of his next opponent.

A rematch of their Fight of the Year performance at UFC 165, “Bones” Jones will take on Alexander Gustafsson whom he vanquished via unanimous decision. According to Dana White, the pair will square off again in a bout that could take place at an arena in Sweden on pay-per-view.

Finally, the “Pitbull” Andrei Arlovski (21-10) has a date for his return to the octagon.

UFC 174 on June 14th the Belursian and former UFC Heavyweight and Interim UFC Heavyweight champion will return to his former stomping grounds against former NFL athlete, TUF 10 runner-up and current 14th ranked Brendan Schaub (10-3).

Andrei went 10-4 in his first stint in the UFC, and has gone 8-5-1 upon his release. He is the only man to ever knockout Roy Nelson who ironically knocked out Schaub in their battle for the TUF 10 title. Arlovski last defeated current Heavyweight number 1 contender Fabricio Werdum by unanimous decision at UFC 70 in his final octagon appearance. In his last outing he knocked out Andreas Kraniotakes in the Pitbull’s home of Minsk, Belarus.

Schaub has gone 6-2 since his stay in the TUF house and holds a knockout victory over kickboxing legend Mirko Cro-Cop at UFC 128. Most recently Brendan subbed Matt Mitrione via d’arce choke at UFC 165.