Rothwell-Gormley Moved to UFC
Another abandoned Affliction bout has found a home.
Rothwell and Chase
Gormley will make their Octagon debuts in a heavyweight bout at
UFC 104 on Oct. 24 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, according
to a source with knowledge of the negotiations.
The matchup had originally been scheduled to take place at
Affliction “Trilogy” on Aug. 1. However, Affliction Entertainment
cancelled its anticipated third event 10 days out, after main event
fighter Josh Barnett
tested positive for an anabolic steroid in a pre-fight test.
Rothwell (30-6) rebounded from a third-round knockout loss to
Arlovski at Affliction 1 in July 2008 to submit Chris Guillen
with elbows in the first round at Adrenaline MMA 2 last December.
An IFL standout, the Wisconsin native has won 16 out of 18 bouts
since 2004, including victories over Roy Nelson,
Rodriguez, and Krzysztof
The 25-year-old Gormley was an NAIA All-American Wrestler for
Lindenwood University. Gormley (6-0) earned a unanimous decision
against former super heavyweight Eric Pele at MFC
16 in June 2008.
Greg Savage contributed to this report.
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