The last time Brendan Schaub’s name was brought up it was in relation to a bout with Fabricio Werdum. However, with Werdum booked to battle Roy Nelson the TUF 10 finalist was left looking for a new opponent and now it appears he’s now found one in the form of Ben Rothwell.
According to the UFC, Schaub (8-2) and Rothwell (31-8) will mix it up on March 24 in Montreal on the main card as part of a still-developing UFC 145 lineup. Both heavyweights are coming off losing performances and should be head-hunting come showtime.
Schaub was last seen being knocked out by Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 134. Prior to the defeat “The Hybrid” had won four fights in a row including victories over Gabriel Gonzaga and Mirko Filipovic.
Meanwhile, Rothwell’s September stumble came via decision but might as well have been a knockout blow as it came to Mark Hunt, a fairly one-dimensional kickboxer seen as being past his prime. He is only 1-2 in his three UFC appearances with a win over Gilbert Yvel and additional loss to Cain Velasquez.
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