Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight contender Stipe Miocic suffered an injury earlier this month and was forced to withdraw from his Ben Rothwell fight at UFC Fight Night 76, which takes place this Saturday (Oct. 24, 2015) in Dublin, Ireland.
As a result, the promotion has rewarded him with a UFC 195 pay-per-view (PPV) co-main event against Andrei Arlovski, which takes place on Sat., Jan. 2, 2016, inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
No love for “Big Ben.”
Arlovski (25-10, 1 NC) is likely one win away from a division title shot, having racked up six straight victories since 2013. Perhaps the same can finally be said for the fan-less Miocic (13-2), who is coming off a technical knockout win over the venerable Mark Hunt back in May.
Fun fight … early prediction?
UFC 195 will feature the welterweight title bout between reigning champion Robbie Lawler and former interim titleholder Carlos Condit. Expect additional fight card announcement in the coming days.
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Source:: mma mania