Friday , 25 June 2021
Tanner Boser vs Andrei Arlovski. Images: UFC.

Tanner Boser’s biggest test in the UFC is this Saturday

Tanner Boser returns to the octagon on Saturday to face the most decorated opponent so far in his pro fighting career.

“Bulldozer” Boser will be for a test against MMA veteran and former UFC heavyweight Andrei Arlovski this Saturday in Las Vegas.

The Bonnyville heavyweight is looking for to extend his win streak to three (3-1) heading into the bout and is the favourite against the 41-year-old Belrusian.

Coming off of knockout victories against Philipe Lins and Raphael Pessoa this summer, Boser was briefly ranked in the Top 15 of UFC heavyweights in September, but has since fallen off the list.

This will be the fifth fight for the “Bulldozer” in just over a calendar year since making his UFC debut on October 18, 2019 against Daniel Spitz–winning a unanimous decision.

Andrei Arlovski held the interim and undisputed heavyweight championship belt for 551 days from 2005 to 2006.

He is 2-2-0-1 in his last five fights and also defeated Lins earlier this year.

UFC Fight Night begins on Saturday night at 8:00pm on TSN. Boser’s fight will be the second last of the evening right before the main event of light heavyweights Thiago Santos and Glover Teixeira.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.