UFC 146 may be the fight card of heavyweights, but not all the big men are fighting on May 26 in Las Vegas. Travis Browne and Ben Rothwell, both just coming off of victories, will square off at UFC on Fox 4 in August in Los Angeles.
UFC officials announced the bout late Monday evening.
Browne (13-0-1) has continued to impress, fight after fight. He’s now 4-0-1 in the Octagon, coming off of an impressive submission win over former Strikeforce fighter Chad Griggs at UFC 145 in Atlanta.
The big Hawaiian had been keeping himself ready following the win over Griggs, just in case the UFC had any more problems with its UFC 146 fight card. His manager, John Fosco of VF Elite Sports Management, told MMAWeekly.com earlier in the day that Browne was already back in the gym, staying ready.
He won’t be called into action at UFC 146, but will instead step onto the UFC on Fox 4 fight card against Rothwell, who now holds a record of 32-8.
Rothwell fought on the same UFC 145 card as Browne, knocking out Brendan Schaub a little more than a minute into their fight. He has been alternating between wins and losses in the Octagon, so he’ll be looking to put together his first back-to-back wins under the Zuffa banner.