Arlovski vs Barnett Tops UFC 93 Saturday -*Heavyweight veterans Andrei Arlovski and Josh Barnett meet in the headline fight of UFC 93 this coming Sturday in Hamburg, Germany. The fight pits two former UFC champions who are nearing the end of their careers.

We last saw Barnett this past January, when he was guillotine choked by Ben Rothwell, while Arlovski has dropped two in a row since going 4-0 in his return to the UFC back in June of 2014. Neither man is going to be back in the title picture with a win, but bragging rights and career extension are both in play.

Barnett won the UFC Heavyweight belt back in March of 2002 when he defeated legendary fighter Randy Couture. He left the UFC and the belt behind, and now 15 years later, it is safe to say that Barnett never achieved the potential he showed by becoming the youngest ever UFC heavyweight champion. His skill set however, should be able to handle what arlovski brings to the table. Barnett is a well rounded fighter who should be able to fight Arlovski standing and he holds a major advantage when it comes to ground fighting.

But in the end, Arlovski may be the hungrier of the two fighters. Arlovski lef tthe UFC and sepnt his time away from the big show fighting a lot, while Barnett has had huge spells of inactivity as well as runs in professional wrestling. It may just be that Arlovski wants it more.

Arlovski vs Barnett Tops UFC 93 Saturday
Below are the current odds for the fiht, which see Barnett enter as the favorite. The over/under is set at a low 1 1/2 for a five rounder. Check out the main card*odds from the UFC 93 card right here at EOG.

Heavyweight 5 rounds -
Andrei Arlovski +120 o1½ -145
Josh Barnett -140 u1½ +125

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