THERE IS A REASON WHY ARLOVSKI IS A 3 TO 1 FAVORITE Have we all forgotten how bad Mir looks against anyone with good power, good & fast striking and good takedown defense? Arlovski is arguably the king of all of those categories at HW. 1. Arlovski has statistically the best takedown defense stat in the UFC hw division (89% success defending takedowns, and thats over years of fighting in the UFC) 2. Arlovski has probably the best offensive boxing in the division 3. Arlovski is one of the hardest hitters if not the hardest hitter in the division. The only one who may hit harder is JDS, but thats up for debate. 4. Arlovski has some of the fastest hand speed in the division. Arlovski excels at the 4 big things that Mir always loses to. This fight is so predictable, Mir is gonna come in, throw some slow boxing combinations, combinations that guys like Arlovski have seen time and time again... try to push Arlovski against the cage and Arlovski will have no problem getting off the cage and blasting Mir with powerful quick punches that will have Mir on queer street, legs wobbly like he was against Nog in the second fight... then one more punch from Arlovski for good measure to put Mir's lights out completely Mir literally has a 1% chance in this fight, only because its MMA. If Travis Browne and Rumble Johnson coudn't KO Arlovski, Mir sure as hell wont... and no way Mir takes down Arlovski.