Josh Barnett Battles Ben Rothwell At UFC on FOX 18

Written by Tom Ngo
November 24th, 2015

UFC Josh Barnett

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

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