UFC officials have announced a heavyweight bout for UFC 145, as Brendan Schaub and Ben Rothwell have agreed to meet in a heavyweight clash. UFC 145 is scheduled for March 24, but did not name a venue.
Schaub (8-2) is coming off a crushing knockout loss to Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira earlier this year in Brazil. Schaub was looking to make a claim to a top spot in the UFC’s heavyweight division, but will now need to bounce back after having his four-fight win streak snapped.
Rothwell (31-8) is just 1-2 since joining the UFC, having lost to Mark Hunt this past September. He was on the sidelines due to a knee injury prior to facing Hunt.
Schaub-Rothwell joins Travis Browne vs. Chad Griggs and Che Mills-Rory MacDonald as announced bouts for the card.