Werdum returns against Rothwell at UFC 203 – The Official Website of the Ultimate Fighting Championship

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Looking to get back in the title race after his May loss to Stipe Miocic, former UFC heavyweight champ Fabricio Werdum will make a quick return to the Octagon on September 10, as he faces No. 5-ranked contender Ben Rothwell in UFC 203 action at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.

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In the main event, the newly-crowned Miocic defends his title for the first time at home, as he faces Alistair Overeem.

One of the best heavyweights of this era, Brazil’s Werdum has defeated a Who’s Who of the division, including Cain Velasquez, Fedor Emelianenko, Minotauro Nogueira and Mark Hunt. Now looking to regain his title, “Vai Cavalo” can take a step in the right direction should he defeat Wisconsin’s Rothwell, who has won four of his last five, with victories over Overeem and Josh Barnett.

Werdum returns against Rothwell at UFC 203 – The Official Website of the Ultimate Fighting Championship