01 Overeem vs Lesnar UFC 141_9649A heavyweight bout between Alistair Overeem and Ben Rothwell has been scheduled for UFC Fight Night Connecticut on Sept. 5, officials confirmed on Wednesday evening.

The bout is added to the developing Fight Night card, which takes place at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, Connecticut. The fight was first reported by FOXSports.com.

Overeem (37-13, 1 NC) will come into the bout after returning to the win column in his last outing. Against Frank Mir, Overeem went three rounds and won a unanimous decision, stopping a two-fight losing streak at UFC 169 last February.

Rothwell (33-9) last fought at UFC 164 in August 2013, earning a technical knockout of Brandon Vera. Following the bout, the winning fighter revealed that he tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone and was suspended nine months by the UFC. The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional services, which oversaw the event, gave Rothwell an administrative warning.

UFC Fight Night Connecticut recently added other fights to the card, which includes a middleweight tilt between Gegard Mousasi and Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC 205: Alvarez vs. McGregor Live Results and Fight Stats | MMAWeekly.com

  • 27 days ago
  • 18 views

Follow along for UFC 205: Alvarez vs. McGregor full live results and fight stats. First fight is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Nov. 12. read news >>

Kelvin Gastelum Won't Fight Donald Cerrone at UFC 205 After Not Making Weight

  • 24 days ago
  • 10 views

The scheduled UFC 205 welterweight bout between Kelvin Gastelum and Donald Cerrone will not take place Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York, as it was revealed that Gastelum failed to make w read news >>

UFC Fighter Zubaira Tukhugov Pulled from Albany Fight Card | MMAWeekly.com

  • 20 days ago
  • 15 views

Officials have removed Zubaira Tukhugov from the upcoming UFC Fight Night 102 fight card. read news >>

UFC Sao Paulo: Bader vs. Nogueira Live Results and Fight Stats | MMAWeekly.com

  • 17 days ago
  • 15 views

Follow along for UFC Sao Paulo: Bader vs. Nogueira full live results and fight stats. First fight is scheduled for 6 p.m. ET on Saturday, Nov. 19. read news >>

UFC Belfast: Mousasi vs. Hall Live Results and Fight Stats | MMAWeekly.com

  • 17 days ago
  • 10 views

Follow along for UFC Belfast: Mousasi vs. Hall full live results and fight stats. First fight is scheduled for 12:15 p.m. ET on Saturday, Nov. 19. read news >>

UFC Issues Statement on Ian McCall Fight Cancellation | MMAWeekly.com

  • 17 days ago
  • 39 views

UFC officials issued a statement on Ian "Uncle Creepy" McCall following the cancellation of his UFC Belfast bout on Friday. read news >>

UFC rep: 3 events scheduled for Brazil in 2017

  • 15 days ago
  • 5 views

SAO PAULO – The UFC plans to promote three events in Brazil in 2017, the same number held this year.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Junior Dos Santos wants to rematch Alistair Overeem, but will happily fight Stipe Miocic

  • 13 days ago
  • 45 views

Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos hasn’t been too successful in getting his next fight.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, Radio Highlight, UFC, Videos read news >>

Luke Rockhold Still Eyeing 'Jacare' Souza Fight | MMAWeekly.com

  • 12 days ago
  • 12 views

Former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold was forced to pull out of his scheduled rematch against 'Jacare' Souza at UFC Fight Night 101 due to a knee injury. read news >>

Alejandro Perez out at The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale, Rob Font needs new opponent

  • 10 days ago
  • 14 views

UFC officials are currently seeking a bantamweight fighter willing to compete on a little more than one week’s notice after Alejandro Perez was forced to withdraw from next week’s The Ultimate Fighte read news >>