Press release courtesy of Phil Lanides of ProElite.com
When Pro Elite announced a bout between former UFC Champion “The Pitbull” Andrei Arlovski (14-9) and Ray Lopez (5-1) as the main event for its August 27 event in Honolulu, Hawaii, many fight fans headed to their nearest laptop to look up the latter. “Who is Ray Lopez?” was the thought that came to mind for many. A quick scan of his record showed that he is a three-time King of the Cage veteran with a 6-1-0-1 record* who has finished five of his six victims in decisive fashion, and is coming off a first-round knockout victory in his last bout. Outside of that info…there just wasn’t a lot of info out there.