Ben Rothwell was scheduled to be on the main card of UFC on FOX 4 next weekend, but he has pulled out of the fight with an injured ankle.
According to the UFC on FOX Twitter account, replacing the heavyweight fight on the main card next Saturday night will be a welterweight bout with Mike Swick taking on DaMarques Johnson.
Travis Browne vs Ben Rothwell is out for UFC on FOX 4 . @DaMarques_UFCvs @officialswick will move to the main card.
— UFCONFOX(@UFCONFOX) July 25, 2012
The UFC has not officially announced the change and if Travis Browne will still be on the fight card. It was reported earlier today by MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani that former Strikeforce fighter Devin Cole had been offered to replace Rothwell against Browne.
Rothwell has reacted on Twitter to having to pull out of the fight and apoligized to his fans for the situation.
To all the fans, I’m so sorry for this turn of events. Please believe I’ll return even better yet, because of your support. @UFCONFOX @ufc
— Uncle Ben(@RothwellFighter) July 26, 2012
As of right now, there are ten fights scheduled for next Saturday night’s UFC on FOX 4 card and the current card is below:
Mauricio Rua (20-6) vs. Brandon Vera (12-5, 1NC)
Lyoto Machida (17-3) vs. Ryan Bader (15-2)
Joe Lauzon (20-7) vs. Jamie Varner (20-6-1, 2NC)
Mike Swick (14-4) vs. DaMarques Johnson (18-10)
Cole Miller (18-6) vs. Nam Phan (17-11)
Phil Davis (9-1) vs. Wagner Prado (8-0)
Josh Grispi (14-3) vs. Rani Yahya (16-7)
Phil De Fries (8-1, 1NC) vs. Oli Thompson (9-3)
Manny Gamburyan (13-8) vs. Michihiro Omigawa (13-11-1)
John Moraga (10-1) vs. Ulysses Gomez (9-2)