Things got really heated up for the Arnold Classic when Evan Centopani knocked off Dexter Jackson to win the 2011 Flex Pro on February 19. Will Branch be able to crunch the momentum of the young Centopani and finally become the Arnold Classic Champion?
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The biggest news for this year’s Arnold Classic, before Evan won the Flex Pro, was that neither Kai Greene or Phil Heath will be in the show. Both athletes have decided to bypass it and concentrate on the Mr. Olympia in September of this year. Kai Greene won the 2009 and 2010 Arnold Classics and Phil Heath placed an unforgettable and controversial second last year. With those two absent, it opens up the possibility for a new champion to be crowned. Or a former champ could reclaim the title. Anyway you look at it, a great show is in the making.