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Arii is a circuit fighter and a playable character in Def Jam Vendetta.


Arii no longer fights for Mother Russia, he fights for himself. Once a Red Army standout, Arii found an easy way to make money once the Cold War ended: working for the Russian mob. For the same reason, he left Russia and came to America. Brutal and ruthless, he has made a name for himself in the land of fortune and opportunity by punishing mob rivals. On the fight circuit, Arii has built a personal fortune, stomping opponents and showing America how a Russian takes care of business.

Role In Def Jam Vendetta[]

Arii did not play a significant role in story mode. At a certain time in story mode, he challenges the player to a fight alongside Ruffneck.

Fighting Style[]

Arii's fighting style could be said to be sambo ambo (Russian: Cамбо, is an acronym for САМозащита Без Оружия "SAMozashchita Bez Orúzhiya", which literally means "self defense without weapons" in Russian, a combat and self-defense system developed in the former Soviet Union). Obviously this fighting style has been adapted as wrestling, a mixture of this with Submissions.


  • "Ha Ha Ha. No more for youski."
  • "You are next challenger in tournament? First I chop you down like big tree, then I send you home with tag on toe." - Arii via text message; Arii is having a really bad day.



  • Arii's name can be seen on the table of high scores, on Def Jam Fight For NY such as demolition match and people who have broken many bones.
  • Arii's blazins are found in Def Jam Fight For NY: Russian Roulette is called Air Patrol (Starks) and Molotov has another name.

Characters From Def Jam Vendetta
Protagonists: Briggs · Proof · Spider · Tank
Circuit Fighters: Arii · Chukklez · Cruz · Dan G · Deebo · Drake · Headache · Iceberg · Manny · Masa · Moses · Nyne · Omar · Peewee · Razor · Ruffneck · Sketch · Steel · Zaheer
Circuit Announcer: Funkmaster Flex