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Andrei Arlovski Inks Deal with Strikeforce, Likely to Fight in May

<! mediaid=2753192 AP: img border="1" hspace="4" alt="" vspace="4" align="right" src="" />Andrei Arlovski has signed a multi-fight deal with Strikeforce, covering 16 months. The fighter broke the news on his own website.

Arlovski previously fought for Strikeforce, emerging on the wrong end of a knockout to Brett Rogers in June 2009.
That was the second of two straight KO losses, as the 31-year-old former UFC heavyweight champion was also finished by Fedor Emelianenko in Jan. 2009.

After finishing off his most recent deal, Arlovski toyed with a pro boxing career and recently boxed against former heavyweight contender Fres Oquendo in an exhibition bout for charity.

A source told MMA Fighting that he is likely to compete on the organization's May event.

Arlovski first shot to fame in the UFC, where he became one of MMA's most feared heavyweights with powerful striking and a grizzly appearance that was punctuated with a mouthpiece that featured fangs. He captured the UFC title after submitting Tim Sylvia in Feb. 2005.

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