According to multiple reports, a bout between Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic and Ben Rothwell is being set for UFC 110 in Sydney, Australia on February 21st.
Cro Cop is coming off of a disappointing loss to Junior Dos Santos at UFC 103 back in September. The bout ended with Cro Cop asking to have the fight stopped after he wasn’t able to see the younger, faster, and hungrier Brazilian tagging his grill with punches.
Nobody really knows where the talented striker’s head is at right now, especially after he announced that he contemplated suicide in his hotel room after the fight. In addition, the Croatian openly admitted that he was day dreaming of fishing back in his home country instead of thinking about what it would take to bring down a raging dos Santos.
Speaking of dominating losses, Rothwell was last seen getting mauled by Cain Velasquez at UFC 104 last month in Los Angeles. Although Rothwell proved that he can take a punch, Velasquez easily walked out of the Staples Center with a second-round TKO win.
Here are the current bouts rumored for the card, taking place inside the Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia:
Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic vs. Ben Rothwell
Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Wanderlei Silva