by MMAWeekly.com Staff
It was just a matter of time before these two heavy weights fought. Paul Buentello and Andrei Arlovski have been on a collision course for awhile now and now it appears the two will fight at UFC 55.
Paul Buentello is reporting on his new internet site that he will face Andrei Arlovski at UFC 55. Arlovski was originally supposed to face Frank Mir at UFC 55, but as MMAWeekly.com broke the story last month, Mir did not feel he would have enough time to train properly for the fight in October. Ricardo Pires, the head trainer for Mir, told MMAWeekly that Mir would be ready to fight in December.
The UFC promised Arlovski a fight for October, so instead of Mir facing Arlovski, it will now be Paul Buentello stepping up for a chance at the UFC Interim Heavyweight Championship. Buentello has gone 2-0 in the UFC with knockout wins over Justin Eilers at UFC 51 and Kevin Jordan at UFC 53.