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Alistair Overeem to Face Off Against Ben Rothwell at UFC Fight Night Connecticut


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.

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Aaron Portier
Highly passionate MMA Journalist, and I've followed the sport ever since my favorite fighter, Vitor Belfort won the heavyweight tournament at UFC 12. After that I've tried to go to every local MMA event around the Gulf Coast and surrounding areas and decided to make it a point to have a career in some aspect in the fighting sport other than fighting in general (didn't want to ruin my face). I'm currently enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University working towards a degree in Communication. I cover MMA, Boxing and Football for The Daily Star newspaper in my hometown of Hammond, Louisiana, in addition to working as a promotional writer for a local Boxing promotion known as BoxnCar and I cover boxing for 8countnews.com however SciFighting.com is my home. My main goal is to bring more publicity to MMA in my area and to the sport as a whole as all of us involved with the sport are merely scratching the surface and laying the foundation of what mixed martial arts competition will be further down the road.