[Fight Week] UFC Fight Night 93: Fight Card Information and Preview

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UFC Fight Night 93 will be held on September 3, 2016, at Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany.

After holding four previous events in Germany UFC Fight Night 93 will be the first that the UFC has hosted in Hamburg.

A heavyweight bout between former UFC Heavyweight Champions Andrei Arlovski and Josh Barnett will headline the event.

Arlovski (25-12-1 MMA) is currently riding a two-fight losing streak. A TKO loss to now UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic at UFC 195 was followed by another TKO loss to UFC heavyweight title contender Alistair Overeem at UFC Fight Night 87. Prior to the two losses, Arlovski had a career resurgence riding a six-fight winning streak from 2013-2015.

Barnett (34-8 MMA) has traded wins and losses since his return to the UFC in 2013. A TKO win against Frank Mir was followed by a TKO loss to Travis Browne at UFC 168. Barnett would then earn a unanimous decision over Roy Nelson before being submitted by Ben Rothwell at UFC on Fox 18 last time out.

The co-main event features a light heavyweight bout between #2 ranked Alexander Gustafsson and Jan Błachowicz.

Gustafsson (16-4 MMA) is currently on a two-fight losing streak however the latter was for the UFC light heavyweight title in arguably a ‘Fight of the Year’ candidate. ‘The Mauler’ would eventually lose a split-decision to Daniel Cormier at UFC 192 in a ‘Fight of the Night’ performance.

Błachowicz (19-5 MMA) recently recovered from a two-fight losing skid against Jimi Manuwa and Corey Anderson to earn a unanimous decision over  Igor Pokrajac at UFC Fight Night 86.

Check out the full fight card below along with a video preview of the event

Main Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Andrei Arlovski vs. Josh Barnett
Alexander Gustafsson vs. Jan Błachowicz
Ryan Bader vs. Ilir Latifi
Nick Hein vs. Tae Hyun Bang
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Jessin Ayari vs. Jim Wallhead
Peter Sobotta vs. Nicolas Dalby
Taylor Lapilus vs. Leandro Issa
Jarjis Danho vs. Christian Colombo
Scott Askham vs. Jack Hermansson
Rustam Khabilov vs. Leandro Silva
Martin Buschkamp vs. Alex Enlund
Ashlee Evans-Smith vs. Veronica Macedo

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