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Fabricio Werdum vs. Ben Rothwell slated for UFC 211

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Fabricio Werdum (EL) Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Another heavyweight fight was added to UFC 211.

Former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum will take on Ben Rothwell in Dallas, Texas on May 13. MMA Fighting confirmed the match-up with multiple sources following a report by Combate.

Werdum (21-6-1) enters the fight coming off a decision victory over Travis Browne in September. The Brazilian fighter, who bounced back from losing his UFC belt to Stipe Miocic in May, was expected to return on Dec. 30 against Cain Velasquez, but the fight got cancelled days before UFC 207.

Rothwell (36-10) was riding an impressive winning streak before his last UFC appearance, when he lost a decision to Junior dos Santos. In that four-fight stoppage streak, Rothwell finished Brandon Vera, Alistair Overeem, Matt Mitrione and Josh Barnett.

UFC 211 takes place at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, and features heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic putting his title on the line in a rematch with former titleholder Junior dos Santos in the main event.