First it was Rothwell/Rizzo, then it appeared Rothwell would be fighting Siala “Mighty Mo” Siliga. Well, Ben Rothwell confirmed to CagePotato.com today that he will in fact be fighting the recently KO’d Pedro Rizzo at Affliction’s sophomore effort titled “Day of Reckoning”.
Rothwell was also defeated July 19th when he faced Andrei “The Pit Bull” Arlovski who will now face the man that KO’d Rizzo, Josh Barnett.
Rothwell had this to say:
“I’m excited about the fight,” he said. “For me on a personal level, Rizzo’s a guy that I watched when I was first starting in the sport, and always looked up to him. I think he’s one of the most down to earth, coolest guys. I’ve had some mental blocks of whatever sort, but I feel like I’ve got that situated and I’m prepared to do what I’ve got to do.”
Affliction: Day of Reckoning will take place at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas on October 11th and features the aforementioed main event of Barnett/Arlovski.
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