Affliction Entertainment VP Tom Atencio announced at today’s “Affliction: Trilogy” presser that they have just inked a heavyweight fight between veteran Ben Rothwell and Chase Gormley.
The presser was held in NYC to promote their highly anticipated August 1st fight card, with a follow-up press conference slated for tomorrow in Los Angeles.
Rothwell, a former IFL heavyweight champ, lost to former UFC champion Andrei Arlovsi in Affliction’s debut event, “Banned,” last July. He currently holds an impressive 30-6 pro record, with his most recent victory coming against Chris Guillen at Adrenaline MMA II this past December.
Although Gormley claims a perfect 6-0 MMA record, it has come against C-level talent, so this will clearly be his toughest challenge to date. He recently won a unanimous decision over Eric Pele at “MFC 16 – Anger Management.”
Here are the fighters Rumored to be scrapping inside the Honda Center in Anaheim, California:
Brett Cooper vs. TBD
Deividas Taurosevicius vs. TBD
Mark Hominick vs. TBD
Jay Hieron vs. Paul Daley
Ben Rothwell vs. Chase Gormley
Vitor Belfort vs Jorge Santiago
Chris Horodecki vs. Dan Lauzon
Renato “Babalu” Sobral vs. Gegard Mousassi
Paul Buentello vs. Tim Sylvia
Josh Barnett vs. Fedor Emelianenko (WAMMA Heavyweight Champion)
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