Affliction Entertainment VP Tom Atencio announced at today’s “Affliction: Trilogy” press conference that they have just inked a heavyweight fight between Affliction veteran Ben Rothwell and Chase Gormley.
The press conference was held in New York City to promote their highly anticipated August 1st fight card, with a follow-up press conference slated for tomorrow in Los Angeles.
Rothwell, a former IFL heavyweight champion, lost to former UFC champion Andrei Arlovsi in Affliction’s debut event, “Banned,” last July. He currently holds an impressive 30-6 pro record, with his most recent victory coming against Chris Guillen at Adrenaline MMA II this past December.
Although Gormley claims a perfect 6-0 MMA record, it has come against C-level talent, so Rothwell will clearly be his toughest to date. He recently won a unanimous decision over Eric Pele at “MFC 16 – Anger Management”.