A planned heavyweight collision between former IFL standout Ben Rothwell and undefeated prospect Travis Browne has been removed from the UFC on Fox 4 bill after Rothwell sustained a training injury.

Instead, the evening’s main draw will feature a welterweight scrap pitting “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 9 runner-up DaMarques Johnson against returning veteran Mike Swick.

UFC on Fox 4 marks the Las Vegas-based promotion’s third event on Fox’s flagship network in 2012 and is headlined by a light heavyweight showdown between former champion Mauricio Rua and Brandon Vera.

Johnson has alternated wins and losses in his last six fights. After posting a 2-1 Octagon record in 2011, “Darkness” began 2012 with a defeat, submitting to a John Maguire armbar at UFC on Fuel TV 2. The 30-year-old is an eight-time UFC veteran and owns career wins over Clay Harvison, Michael Guymon and Brad Blackburn.

Swick, 33, steps back into the cage for the first time since February 2010. Before being sidelined by injury and illness, Swick had dropped back-to-back bouts to Dan Hardy and Paulo Thiago. The skid snapped a four-fight surge for “Quick,” during which the “TUF 1” alum bested Josh Burkman, Marcus Davis, Jonathan Goulet and Ben Saunders.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Josh Barnett vs. Ben Rothwell Set to Go Down at UFC on FOX 18

  • 5 days ago

A heavyweight match-up between Josh Barnett and Ben Rothwell has been booked for UFC on FOX 18, according to a report on Tuesday evening. read news >>

Josh Barnett vs. Ben Rothwell added to UFC on FOX 18 in New Jersey

  • 5 days ago

A heavyweight matchup between top contenders Josh Barnett and Ben Rothwell has been added to January’s UFC on FOX 18 event.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>

Against MMA pioneers fighting? That's age discrimination, Ken Shamrock says

  • 5 days ago

Ken Shamrock attributes complaints about his planned Bellator bout with Royce Gracie to simple “age discrimination.” But is there a point where aging fighters should be barred from stepping into the read news >>

Team Alpha Male Standout Hector Sandoval Expects a Hostile Conquer Crowd

  • 10 days ago

Team Alpha Male flyweight standout Hector Sandoval expects a hostile crowd at Conquer FC 1 on Saturday. read news >>

Alex Caceres vs. Masio Fullen joins January's UFC on FOX 18 lineup

  • 17 days ago

A bout between Alex Caceres and Masio Fullen is the latest addition to January’s UFC on FOX 18 lineup.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Donald Cerrone Gets First Whereabouts Failure Prior to UFC on Fox 17 Title Bid

  • 19 days ago

Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone has one strike against him per USADA code. The UFC lightweight title contender picked up his first of three allotted whereabouts failures recently. Cerrone told Tait Fletcher read news >>

Ben Rothwell: I was 'denied' UFC Fight Night 79 fill-in duties for 'Cro Cop'

  • 20 days ago

Don’t expect to see heavyweight contender Ben Rothwell as the fill-in for this month’s UFC Fight Night 79 co-headliner.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Jimmie Rivera hoping for spot on UFC on FOX 18 card in New Jersey after Brazil win

  • 20 days ago

SAO PAULO – After his upset of Pedro Munhoz on Saturday in enemy territory, Jimmie Rivera still isn’t ready to start calling out opponents. Sort of. Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Royce Gracie vs. Ken Shamrock 3, Kimbo Slice vs. Dada 5000 Planned for Bellator in February

  • 23 days ago

Bellator's next "tentpole event" will feature Royce Gracie vs. Ken Shamrock 3 and Kimbo Slice vs. Dada 5000. read news >>

Anthony Johnson vs. Ryan Bader Fight Announced for UFC on Fox Newark Card

  • 25 days ago

Anthony Johnson will fight fellow light heavyweight contender Ryan Bader in the headline clash in the first UFC on Fox event of 2016 on Jan. 30. The five-round fight will take place at the Prudential read news >>