Ben Rothwell vs. Blagoy Ivanov Added to March UFC Event

Photo Credit: Esther Lin/MMA Fighting

Photo Credit: Esther Lin/MMA Fighting

Ben Rothwell will return to the UFC for the first time in three years to take on Blagoy Ivanov in March. The specific date of the fight has yet to be revealed.

Rothwell (36-10) has been sidelined since a unanimous decision loss to Junior dos Santos in April of 2016. “Big Ben” has been out of action due to a knee injury followed by a two-year USADA suspension. He holds wins over the likes of Roy Nelson, Ricco Rodriguez, Brendan Schaub, Brandon Vera, Alistair Overeem, Matt Mitrione, and Josh Barnett throughout an MMA career that spans all the way back to 2001.

Ivanov (16-2-1NC) is also coming off of a unanimous decision loss to JDS from this past July. He is a former WSOF/PFL heavyweight champion and will be looking to earn his first Octagon victory against Rothwell.

Source: https://mmajunkie.com/2019/01/ben-rothwell-returns-against-blagoy-ivanov-for-march-ufc-event

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