A mouth-watering heavyweight clash between Andrei Arlovski and Ben Rothwell has been set for UFC San Antonio which will take place in July at the AT&T center.
This fight is the heavyweight rematch, they both fought each other back in 2008. Back then Arlovski knocked out Rothwell in the third round. The fight took place under the Affliction promotional banner.
Arlovski is 2-8-1 in his last eleven fights, with is last win coming against Stefan Struve last year at UFC 222 where he won via unanimous decision. His last fight was against top Brazilian contender Augusto Sakai last month at UFC Fight Night 150 where he lost via split decision.
On the other hand, Ben Rothwell is also on a two-fight losing streak. He lost his last two fight against Blagoy Ivanov and Junior Dos Santos. His last fight against Blagoy Ivanov was his first in nearly three years. He was serving a drug-test suspension.
The UFC on ESPN 4 lineup includes:
- Liz Carmouche vs. Roxanne Modafferi
- Walt Harris vs. Aleksei Oleinik
- Irene Aldana vs. Raquel Pennington
- Alex Caceres vs. Steven Peterson
- Klidson Abreu vs. Sam Alvey
- Felipe Colares vs. Domingo Pilarte
- Mario Bautista vs. Jin Soo Son
- Andrei Arlovski vs. Ben Rothwell