Ladies and gentlemen, I'm thrilled to announce that I'm going to compete against the former @UFC heavyweight champion @AndreiArlovski on November 2nd at #UFC244 (Madison Square Garden, New York). @MichaelBabb01 @TopNotchNL @UFCNews @UFCRussia pic.twitter.com/fcWgRJ3eSy— Jairzinho 'BIGI BOY' Rozenstruik (@JairRozenstruik) September 11, 2019
Nov. 2’s UFC 244 continues to take form as former Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight king Andrei Arlovski will take on Jairzinho Rozenstruik at the world-famous Madison Square Garden in New York City. Newsday was first to report the news and was later confirmed by Rozenstruik’s official Twitter account.
Arlovski got back in the win column last time out as he beat Ben Rothwell by decision at UFC on ESPN 4. The win snapped a skid in which he was defeated by Tai Tuivasa, Shamil Abdurakhimov and Augusto Sakai. The former heavyweight champ also saw action in a no-contest against Walt Harris.
Arlovski won the interim heavyweight title at UFC 51 and defended it at UFC 53. He was later promoted to undisputed champion.
Rozenstruik, meanwhile, is 8-0 overall and 2-0 in the UFC. In those two fights, he knocked out Junior Albini at UFC Fight Night 144 and then clobbered Allen Crowder in nine seconds at UFC Fight Night 154.
UFC 244 will be headlined by a welterweight showdown between Jorge Masvidal vs. Nate Diaz.