Ben Rothwell will apparently be making his return to the cage at UFC 135 in Denver on September 24th, and he’s going to be facing a bad, bad man. That man is known as The Super Samoan, the former K-1 World Grand Prix Champion. Mark Hunt. MMAWeekly has it:
A heavyweight match-up is in the works for UFC 135 in Denver as Ben Rothwell looks to return to action as he faces former K-1 fighter Mark Hunt on the card.
Sources close to the bout confirmed the match-up to MMAWeekly.com on Monday.
Rothwell (31-7) has not seen action since June 2010 after a win over Gilbert Yvel in the UFC. The former IFL heavyweight suffered a torn ACL that put him out of action for several months, but it appears he’ll be ready to go again in September.
Hunt is coming off a knockout win over Chris Tuchscherer at UFC 127 in February, where he nonchalantly walked away from Tuchscherer after dropping him with a big shot. Hunt only has a 6-7 MMA record, but is now 1-1 in the UFC and looking to continue his MMA career at the expense of Big Ben.
With this fight joining a scheduled light heavyweight title fight between champion Jon Jones and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, a welterweight battle between former champion Matt Hughes and Diego
“Nightmare” “The Dream” Sanchez, and today’s announcement of Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto vs. Damacio Page, UFC 135 is shaping up very nicely already.
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