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Heavyweight Top-10 Fight Added To UFC On FOX 18

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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

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