Fabricio Werdum – Ben Rothwell Bout Added to UFC’s September Line-Up
By FCF Staff
UFC 203 will feature Stipe Miocic’s first title defense as heavyweight champ, but the upcoming card will also include a bout between former champ Fabricio Werdum and Ben Rothwell. The promotion confirmed the match-up during tonight’s UFC FN 88 broadcast.
Miocic is scheduled to fight Alistair Overeem at the September 10th card, which will take place in Cleveland, Ohio. Miocic secured the heavyweight title at UFC 198 earlier this month, by knocking Werdum (20-6-1) out in the opening round. Werdum had won six straight heading into the bout.
Rothwell (36-10), meanwhile, is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Junior dos Santos in April, which snapped his four fight winning streak.
UFC 203 will be hosted by Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena.