The injury bug strikes again.
This time, the heavyweight co-main event bout between former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum and Ben Rothwell has taken a hit as Rothwell has sustained a knee injury per Steven Marrocco of MMAJunkie.
Ben Rothwell has sustained a knee injury and is out of UFC 203. UFC seeking replacement opponent. Story coming to https://t.co/81ChzC22BM.
— Steven Marrocco (@MMAjunkieSteven) August 11, 2016
The UFC are seeking a replacement for Rothwell.
UFC 203: Miocic vs Overeem will be held on September 10, 2016, at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. This will be the first UFC event in Cleveland.
The event will headlined by a UFC Heavyweight Championship bout between current champion Stipe Miocic defending the title former Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion Alistair Overeem.
Werdum (20-6-1 MMA) lost the UFC heavyweight title last time around, following a KO loss to Stipe Miocic at UFC 198 in Brazil.
Rothwell (36-10 MMA) had a four fight winning streak snapped last time out, following a unanimous decision loss to former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos at UFC Fight Night: Rothwell vs. dos Santos.
With this news, UFC 203 now looks like this:
Stipe Miocic (c) vs. Alistair Overeem for the UFC heavyweight title
Fabricio Werdum vs. TBC
CM Punk vs. Mickey Gall
Nik Lentz vs. Mairbek Taisumov
Damir Hadzovic vs. Yusuke Kasuya
Jessica Eye vs. Bethe Correia
Urijah Faber vs. Jimmie Rivera
Jéssica Andrade vs. Joanne Calderwood
Ian McCall vs. Ray Borg
Erik Koch vs. Drew Dober
Francimar Barroso vs. CB Dollaway
Caio Magalhães vs. Brad Tavares
Yancy Medeiros vs. Sean Spencer