Ben Rothwell vs. Phillipe Lins Set For UFC Fight Night 187

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A heavyweight fight between Ben Rothwell and Phillipe Lins has been announced for UFC Fight Night 187 on March 13th at a destination still to be confirmed.

The 39-year-old Rothwell heads into the fight following a decision loss to Marcin Tybura back in October.

Before that ‘Big’ Ben had secured two wins on the scorecards back-to-back against Stefan Struve and Ovince Saint Preux, bringing an end to a three fight losing streak before that.

In total the veteran now has an 8-7 record in the UFC and isn’t currently ranked in the heavyweight division.

Meanwhile, the 35-year-old Lins is in need of a win after suffering two losses in a row during his 2020 campaign, after first tasting defeat by decision against Andrei Arlovski, followed by a first round KO loss to Tanner Boser last June.

As such, Lins remains without a win in the UFC so far, but before joining the promotion he did have a successful run in the PFL promotion, picking up four wins in a row on his way to winning their 2018 heavyweight tournament.

Rothwell vs. Lins joins a UFC Fight Night 187 card that will be headlined by a major welterweight fight as Leon Edwards takes on Khamzat Chimaev.

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