On Tuesday, it was announced a heavyweight scrap between former champion Josh Barnett (pictured) and Ben Rothwell has been added to the UFC on FOX 18 lineup.
Barnett is looking to build off September’s unanimous decision victory over Roy Nelson. The 38-year-old has won three of his past four fights.
Rothwell was slated to Stipe Miocic last month in Ireland, but Miocic was forced out of the pivotal bout with an injury. Rothwell has rattled off two consecutive victories. The veteran is looking to build off September’s upset over Alistair Overeem.
The January 30 event takes place at a yet-to-be announced event in Newark, New Jersey. FOX will broadcast the main card live at 8PMET/5PM PT.
Here is the show’s updated roster:
Jimy Hetes vs. Charles Rosa
Nina Ansaroff vs. Justine Kish
Filipe Olivieri vs. Tony Martin
Alexander Yankovlev vs. George Sullivan
Joaquin Silva vs. Oliver Aubin-Mercer
Tarec Saffiedine vs. Jake Ellenberger
Josh Barnett vs. Ben Rothwell
Anthony Johnson vs. Ryan Bader