After cancellation, UFC rebooks Philipe Lins vs. Ben Rothwell for May 8

Philipe Lins vs. Ben Rothwell is back on the books.

One week after it was at first canceled, the heavyweight battle has actually been rescheduled for the UFC Battle Night occasion on Might 8. The occasion doesn’t presently have a place or location.

2 individuals with understanding of the match verified the reservation to Mixed Martial Arts Addict however asked to stay confidential considering that the promo has yet to make a main statement.

Simply days prior to it was expected to occur, the heavyweight battle was canceled from this previous Saturday’s UFC Battle Night 187 lineup due to an injury to Lins (14-5 Mixed Martial Arts, 0-2 UFC).

Lins, 35, will intend to get his very first UFC success. Prior to finalizing with the promo in 2020, the Brazilian went 4-0 under the PFL banner and won the 2018 heavyweight champion with a fourth-round interruption of Josh Copeland.

After a TKO win vs. Stefan Struve and a split choice success over Ovince Saint Preux, Rothwell (38-13 Mixed Martial Arts, 8-7 UFC) had his two-fight winning streak snapped at the hands of Marcin Tybura at UFC Battle Night 179 in October.

With the addition, the UFC’s Might 8 lineup now consists of:

  • Donald Cerrone vs. Diego Sanchez

  • Zarrukh Adashev vs. Ryan Benoit

  • Julianna Pena vs. TBA

  • Maurice Greene vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima

  • Christian Aguilera vs. Carlston Harris

  • Francisco Figueredo vs. Jimmy Flick

  • Roxanne Modafferi vs. Taila Santos

  • Tafon Nchukwi vs. Jun Yong Park

  • Damir Hadzovic vs. Nikolas Motta

  • Philipe Lins vs. Ben Rothwell


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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.