Overeem vs. Rothwell Announced For UFC Fight Night (9/5)

Alistair Overeem vs. Ben Rothwell
Alistair Overeem vs. “Big” Ben Rothwell

UFC announced tonight that Alistair Overeem vs. “Big” Ben Rothwell will take place at the upcoming UFC Fight Night from Connecticut’s Foxwoods Casino on Friday, September 5th. The show will air live on FOX Sports 1.

UFC announced tonight that Alistair Overeem (37-13, 1 NC) vs. “Big” Ben Rothwell (33-9) will take place at the upcoming UFC Fight Night from Connecticut’s Foxwoods Casino on Friday, September 5th. The show will air live on FOX Sports 1.

Overeem’s last fight was against against Frank Mir back in February, when he disposed of Frank Mir and snapped a 2-fight losing streak. Since then, he’s switched fight camps and is now working with Greg Jackson in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Rothwell is coming off a TKO win against Brandon Vera at UFC 164 (September 2013). Shortly after the fight, he was hit with a 9-month suspension after a post-fight drug test showed elevated levels of testosterone.