Former heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum will lock horns with Ben Rothwell this September at UFC 203, on the same card as the man who recently relinquished him of the title.
The bout was confirmed at Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 88 event, which saw bantamweight Cody Garbrandt stay undefeated after his knockout of Thomas Almeida in the main event.
Werdum is still recovering from his knockout loss to Stipe Miocic at 198 earlier this month, bringing a halt to his six-fight win streak and his first loss inside the octagon since 2011.
Rothwell will look to bounce back from his loss to Junior dos Santos at UFC Fight Night 86 in April, stopping a four-fight streak that included wins over Matt Mitrione, Alistair Overeem, Brandon Vera, and Josh Barnett.
The main event will feature Stipe Miocic as he defends his title for the first time against former Strikeforce, K-1, and DREAM champion Alistair Overeem.
UFC 203 takes place September 10 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.
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