Former Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion and current 6th ranked UFC Heavyweight, Alistair Overeem (37-13) will return to the octagon to face “Big” Ben Rothwell (33-9) at an upcoming Ultimate Fight Night in Connecticut.
Since coming to the UFC, Overeem has been less impressive than what was expected of the K-1 kickboxing and Pride standout. He’s gone 2-2 but most recently ousted former UFC Heavyweight Champion, Frank Mir via unanimous decision at UFC 169.
Rothwell only knows to underwhelm and he too has a .500 record in the UFC, sitting at 3-3. He built his fame in the now defunct organization the IFL, where the 6 foot 4 262 pounder went a perfect 9-0 and defeated the likes of; former TUF veteran, Kryzstof Soszynski, former UFC Heavyweight Champion, Ricco Rodriguez, current UFC Heavyweight, Roy Nelson and veteran of over 300 professional MMA fights, Travis Fulton.
Ben most recently took out longtime UFC vet, Brandon Vera via 3rd round TKO at UFC 164.