Stipe Miocic out of UFC Fight Night 76 bout with Ben Rothwell


The co-main event at UFC Fight Night 76 has been scrapped, as Stipe Miocic has been forced out of his bout against Ben Rothwell with an injury.

Rothwell posted a cryptic Facebook message, which was followed up by a confirmation by UFC Head of PR Dave Sholler.

Stipe Miocic out of UFC Fight Night 76 bout with Ben Rothwell

Miocic (13-2) is coming off a TKO victory against Mark Hunt at UFC Fight Night 65. That win bounced Miocic back into the win column, as he suffered only his second defeat, a controversial unanimous decision loss to Junior dos Santos in 2014.

Rothwell (35-9) has found a career resurgence over the past two years and is currently riding a three-fight winning streak. The run began with a TKO against Brandon Vera, followed by a TKO of Alistair Overeem and most recently a submission victory over Matt Mitrione in June of this year.

The UFC is still planning a replacement for Rothwell, however on less than two-weeks notice don’t get your hopes up.

The current UFC Fight Night 76 card looks as follows.

MAIN CARD (UFC Fight Pass – 1pm PT/4pm ET)

Joseph Duffy vs. Dustin Poirier
Ben Rothwell vs. TBA
Nicolas Dalby vs. Darren Till
Paddy Holohan vs. Louis Smolka

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass – 9:45am PT/12:45pm ET)

Reza Madadi vs. Norman Parke
Mickael Lebout vs. Stevie Ray
Jon Delos Reyes vs. Neil Seery
Scott Askham vs. Krzysztof Jotko
Ericka Almeida vs. Aisling Daly
Tom Breese vs. Cathal Pendred
Darren Elkins vs. Robert Whiteford
Bubba Bush vs. Garreth McLellan

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