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Schaub Meets Rothwell in Montreal

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Brendan Schaub at UFC 128

Brendan Schaub at UFC 128

Former Ultimate Fighter runner-up Brendan Schaub will get back in action in March at UFC 145 in Montreal as he faces Ben Rothwell in a heavyweight bout on the card.

UFC officials announced the new bout late Tuesday evening.

Following a string of four wins in a row, including victories over Gabriel Gonzaga and Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic, Brendan Schaub tasted defeat in his last fight against Antonio Rodrigo Nogueria at UFC 134 in Brazil.

Schaub definitely had his moments in the early part of the fight, but eventually fell to the former Pride champion. Now the Colorado based fighter will look to get back in the win column when he faces Ben Rothwell in Canada.

It might be win or go home time for Rothwell when he returns at UFC 145.

The former IFL standout has gone just 1-2 in his three fights in the UFC, and struggled mightily with cardio issues in his last fight against Mark Hunt in September.

The last fight was also after a lengthy layoff for Rothwell due to injury. So now that he’s healthy and ready to go, he’ll look for a better performance this go round.

UFC 145 takes place on March 24 in Montreal.


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  • DrkDisciple

    So far the Montreal card is average at best. They better add a decent main event(and co main event) because this far I would not waste a penny to buy a ticket!

  • The_Sheriff

    They’ve only announced 3 fights so far so I’m not worried. If they put up bad main events I’ll start worrying.

  • SubtextMEG

    Yeah, I’m not too worried – That said, Montreal is well past the days of having GSP, Anderson, etc on it’s cards. It’s a regular market, just like any US town now (for the most part). I think the card will be fine, but not out of this world. Either way, I’ll be there :)

    • DrkDisciple

      A regular market like the us? You must be kidding me! So far I ve gone to every show in Montreal…every one of those shows had 20,000+ people How many shows in the US can say the same?