Ben Rothwell vs. Philipe Lins Rescheduled for UFC Fight Night on May 8

By: Tristen Critchfield
Mar 17, 2021

A postponed heavyweight bout pitting Ben Rothwell against Philipe Lins has been rebooked for UFC Fight Night on May 8. was first to report the rescheduled matchup. Rothwell and Lins were initially slated to meet at UFC Fight Night 187 on March 13, but the contest was scrapped after Rothwell suffered an injury. The May 8 card does not yet have an official headliner or location.

The 39-year-old Rothwell had a two-bout winning streak snapped in his most recently outing, when he dropped a unanimous decision against Marcin Tybura at UFC Fight Night 179 this past October.

After winning the 2018 Professional Fighters League heavyweight championship, Lins has struggled in the Octagon, falling to Andrei Arlovski and Tanner Boser in his first two promotional appearances.

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