Just hours ago it was commonly believed that Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic would be facing off with Ben Rothwell in his next bout, while Pat Barry would be slugging it out with Gilbert Yvel; However, in this constantly unfolding world of MMA news it has now been unveiled that instead of facing off with Cro Cop, Rothwell will in fact face off with Yvel, while Barry and Mirko are expected to wage battle on the same card.
Both heavyweight bouts are expected to take place at UFC 115.
The recent match-up between Rothwell and Yvel was first reported at MMAJunkie.com, citing verbal agreements being in place for the anticipated match-up.
UFC 115 is expected to take place from the GM Place in Vancouver, British Columbia on June 12.
Rothwell was last seen on the receiving end of a one-sided mugging at the hands of Cain Velasquez during UFC 104, while Yvel is also hoping to rebound from an unsuccesful UFC debut where he was TKO’d by Junior dos Santos at UFC 108.