The UFC have announced that Josh Barnett will face Andrei Arlovski in the main event at UFC Fight Night Hamburg, September 3rd.
Josh Barnett (34-8) is coming off a loss to Ben Rothwell back in January. He lost the bout by gogo choke in the 2nd, this was the first time Barnett had been submitted in professional his career. Previously to that, Barnett had won a decision victory over Roy Nelson back in September which earned him a performance of the night bonus. He has won 2 out of his last four fights and holds notable wins over Mark Hunt, Frank Mir and Randy Couture to name a few.
Andrei Arlovski (25-12) suffered a recent TKO loss to team mate Alistair Overeem at UFC Fight Night Rotterdam in May. Previously to that, Arlovski had suffered a loss to the current Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic at UFC 195 in January. This was his first loss since 2013 after riding a 6 fight win streak within the heavyweight division. Both men will look to get back into the win column September 3rd.
This event will take place at the Barclaycard Arena, tickets are now on sale.