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Report: Ben Rothwell Suffers Knee Injury, Out Of UFC 203

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Ben Rothwell will not be able to compete at UFC 203 due to suffering a torn meniscus and possible ACL injury in training for his fight with Fabricio Werdum.

A report by MMAjunkie states that Rothwell (36-10) will be forced out of the September 10 co-main event in Cleveland. The UFC is seeking a replacement for the event that will allow Werdum (20-6-1) to compete.

UFC 203 features Stipe Miocic defending his heavyweight title against No. 1 contender Alistair Overeem in the main event.

Below is the current lineup:

UFC Heavyweight Championship
Stipe Miocic (c) vs. Alistair Overeem

Heavyweight: Fabricio Werdum vs. TBA

Female Bantamweight: Bethe Correia vs. Jessica Eye

Bantamweight: Urijah Faber vs. Jimmie Rivera

Lightweight: Nik Lentz vs. Mairbek Taisumov

Welterweight: CM Punk vs. Mickey Gall

Lightweight: Damir Hadzovic vs. Yusuke Kazuya

Lightweight: Erik Koch vs. Drew Dober

Strawweight: Joanne Calderwood vs. Jessica Andrade

Middleweight: Brad Tavares vs. Caio Magalhaes

Flyweight: Ian McCall vs. Ray Borg