Heavyweights Josh Barnett and Ben Rothwell will meet this January at UFC on FOX 18. The bout was announced during a recent episode of “FOX Sports Live.”
Set for January 30 from Newark, New Jersey and the Prudential Center, the card features a main event pitting Anthony Johnson against Ryan Bader.
Barnett (34-7) is a former UFC heavyweight champion who has won six of eight Octagon appearances. He is coming off a victory over Roy Nelson in Japan via decision.
Rothwell (35-9) sports a 5-3 overall mark in the promotion. In June, he submitted Matt Mitrione and was scheduled to face Stipe Miocic before an injury scrapped the bout.
Below is the current lineup:
Light Heavyweight: Anthony Johnson vs. Ryan Bader
Heavyweight: Josh Barnett vs. Ben Rothwell
Welterweight: Tarec Saffiedine vs. Jake Ellenberger
Lightweight: Joaquim Silva vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier
Welterweight: Alexander Yakovlev vs. George Sullivan
Lightweight: Felipe Olivieri vs. Tony Martin
Featherweight: Alex Caceres vs. Masio Fullen