A fight between Ben Rothwell and Philipe Lins has been added to the UFC Fight Night card on May 8th. This fight between Ben Rothwell and Philipe Lins was originally scheduled to take place on the undercard of Leon Edwards vs Belal Muhammad. However, Rothwell pulled out of the fight due to an injury he sustained. News of the rescheduling was first reported by MMA Junkie.
May 8th Fight Night Card Adds Ben Rothwell and Philipe Lins Fight
Ben Rothwell (38-13, 8-7 UFC) is from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and fights out of Rothwell MMA. Rothwell started his UFC career suffering a TKO loss to Cain Velasquez and since then Rothwell has had a mixed UFC career, with multiple win streaks as well as losing streaks at different points of his career. Rothwell has notable victories over the likes of Alistair Overeem and Matt Mitrione. However, in his last fight, Rothwell suffered a unanimous decision loss to Marcin Tybura that ended a two-fight winning streak. This streak included victories over Ovince Saint Preux and Stefan Struve. Therefore, Rothwell will be looking to get back to a winning streak with a victory over Philipe Lins.
Philipe Lins (14-5, 0-2 UFC) is from Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil but fights out of American Top Team in Coconut Creek, Florida. Lins has not enjoyed great success in his UFC career, after starting his UFC career 0-2, and a run of promising performances in the Professional Fighters League. In his debut fight for the UFC, Lins suffered a unanimous decision loss to former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski. This was followed by a knockout loss to Tanner Boser in round one. Therefore, Lins will be looking to get the first win of his UFC career against Ben Rothwell.
Ben Rothwell and Philipe Lins will both be looking to get a win to ensure that their place in the heavyweight division does not come into question following the recent releases of Junior Dos Santos and Alistair Overeem.
It is believed that the Ben Rothwell and Philipe Lins fight will land on the main card and fans can expect a war between two heavyweights! With this Ben Rothwell and Philipe Lins fight being added, the announced bouts for the May 8th card is as follows:
- Welterweight: Donald Cerrone vs Diego Sanchez
- Flyweight: Zarrukh Adashev vs Ryan Benoit
- Heavyweight: Maurice Greene vs Marcos Rogerio de Lima
- Welterweight: Christian Aguilera vs Carlston Lindsay Harris
- Flyweight: Francisco Figueredo vs Jimmy Flick
- Flyweight: Roxanne Modafferi vs Taila Santos
- Middleweight: Tafon Nchukwi vs Jun Yong Park
- Lightweight: Damir Hadzovic vs Nikolas Matta
- Heavyweight: Ben Rothwell vs Philipe Lins
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