Former UFC heavyweight champ Andrei Arlovski continued his winning ways on Saturday night by knocking out opponent Travis Fulton in a co-headlining clash at ProElite: Big Guns. The finish, brought on by a stiff head-kick in the third round, marked his second via strikes in as many tries since enduring a particularly rough patch featuring four consecutive losses.
Arlovski improved his overall record to 17-9 with his performance at the show, the second from ProElite since the promotion was rekindled from the ashes of its earlier run under different ownership. Though “The Pitbull” may never recapture the form leading to past wins over Ben Rothwell, Roy Nelson, and Fabricio Werdum, his showing against 300+ fight veteran Fulton was certainly a good sign where his future in MMA is concerned.
Also in action, fellow former UFC title-holder Tim Sylvia picked up his thirtieth win by outpointing German prospect Andreas Kraniotakes in the card’s main event. Though not necessarily a match-up ripe with highlights the bout marked a solid showing for Sylvia who has now won six of his last seven fights.
Here is the full rundown of ProElite results:
Todd Monaghan def. Richard McCraw via Submission Round 1 (Rear-Naked Choke)
Waylon Lowe def. Floyd Hodges via TKO Round 2 (Doctor’s Stoppage)
Richard Odoms def. Rodney Housley via Unanimous Decision
Cody Griffin def. Justyn Riley via TKO Round 3 (Strikes)
Jake Heun def. Ed Carpenter via TKO Round 1 (Strikes)
Ryan Martinez def. Mark Ellis via Unanimous Decision
Evan Cutts def. Reagan Penn via Unanimous Decision
Andrei Arlovski def. Travis Fulton via Knockout Round 3 (Strikes)
Tim Sylvia def. Andreas Kraniotakes via Unanimous Decision