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Cain Velasquez vs. Ben Rothwell @ UFC 104 + More UFC Fight-Booking News


(Brown Pride vs. White Beef.)

With the Brock Lesnar vs. Shane Carwin rumor now widely confirmed, multiple sources are reporting that Cain Velasquez will now take on new UFC acquisition Ben Rothwell at UFC 104. Unfortunately, this means Chase Gormley has been left without an opponent. On the other hand, who cares about Chase Gormley? The battle between the young juggernaut (Velasquez) and the big, hardy veteran (Rothwell) may determine the UFC’s next heavyweight contender after Carwin. Who ya got?

In other UFC news…

— That rumor about Gilbert Yvel being picked up by the UFC is probably bullshit.


— A middleweight scrap between Alessio Sakara and Rousimar Palhares has been booked for the Ultimate Fighter 10 finale on December 5th. Sakara is fresh off his upset decision victory over Thales Leites at UFC 101, while Palhares most recently out-pointed Jeremy Horn at UFC 93 in January.

TUF 9 lightweight runner-up Andre Winner will return at UFC 105 against TUF 8 vet Roli Delgado. Delgado most recently lost a decision to Paul Kelly at UFC 99.

— Injuries have altered two of the matches on September 16th’s UFC Fight Night 19 card. With Chris Lytle out of the show due to a blown ACL, former WEC welterweight champ Carlos Condit will now be facing UFC newcomer Jake Ellenberger, an IFL/M-1 Challenge vet who has won his last four outings. Also, Kyle Bradley has pulled out of his lightweight match against Sam Stout, and will be replaced by the last guy he beat, Phillipe Nover.

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Walrus- August 21, 2009 at 1:10 am
Can't wait to see Big Country thrown into this mix.

Shit is getting interesting -- another variable will do nothing but add to such a situation.
UFC fan- August 20, 2009 at 11:14 pm
Cain will murder Ben Rothwell.
Cain beat kongo who outweighed him by 40 pounds of muscle most likely.
fightfan- August 20, 2009 at 5:34 pm
Cain Velasquez vs Ben "demorsum" Rothwell.

Ben, dem are some funny litte man tits you got
Bob Reilly- August 20, 2009 at 5:28 pm
Give me a link to this spider rumor.
NateGetsIrate- August 20, 2009 at 4:24 pm
Since he rep's Brooklyn, I hope Nover doesn't screw up what is obviously his last chance to be somebody. Otherwise i could care less for his half-born-chicken-eating ass.
Marcer- August 20, 2009 at 2:54 pm
Fuck me, every good line I get in early on ends up getting canceled. I had money on Carwin at a damn near even line, and he probably would have put Cain into a coma in short order.
825IVER- August 20, 2009 at 2:50 pm
velasquez took the fight againt kongo the kickboxer to the ground. its mma!!! dont know why kongo didnt try to stay on his feet. velasquez had a plan and stuck with it and he won. At the end of the fight, kongo couldnt even stand up. velasquez stood up and walk away like there was another round coming.

portland mma- August 20, 2009 at 2:50 pm
This is a tough fight to call, Cain showed a few holes in his game against Kongo, but he is still a fucking beast, but IMO Rothwell is one of the most underrated dudes in all of MMA. I'm going to have to say I think Cain has the edge just because of athleticism, but then again Rothwell can submit you and knock you out...shit I don't know man
MC Obscene- August 20, 2009 at 2:48 pm
I agree KidDinomite. I fucking hate lay and pray fags. Sure you might sqeak out a win but it will be boring as hell and to me, what fight propmoter would want to keep someone who just lays on top of other dudes while the whole croud is booing. That being said, I do think Cain has a little more to offer then just lay and pray but we will have to see what he does in his next fight.
Koeikan- August 20, 2009 at 2:40 pm
@Titos Head:

Yeah, word is he wants Frank Mir... I'd love to see Silva get some revenge for his teammate, Nogueira.

Not sure it's a good idea overall though. Wrestling is already his weakness and if he fights at HW, he's going to have to cross the path of Valasquez/Carwin/Lesnar/etc at some point.
RJeezy- August 20, 2009 at 2:39 pm
^^ Watch his fights vs. O'Brien and Stojnic.
KidDinomite- August 20, 2009 at 2:31 pm
Velasquez didn't entirely wow me with his last performance. The guy has absolutely no standup game and almost got knocked out 3 times in 3 rounds. All he pretty much has is lay and pray which is fast becoming a lot of ground guys' Keys to Victory which is LAME!!! Velasquez needs to work on strikes as well as kicks to become the Champ in the heavyweight division. Otherwise it's just another guy who sits on his opponent for 3-5 rounds, winning by decision.
Subo- August 20, 2009 at 2:29 pm
Um, Cain will be a contender if he wins, but not Ben Rothwell. They'll feed him to the winner of JDS/CC if he wins. As for Gormley... I guess Herring?
Dr Garbo- August 20, 2009 at 2:24 pm
I like Yvel but not in the UFC....It seems every HW with the less then awesome wrestling gets eaten alive in that div...hye would be another Kongo beating decent opponents and then laying on his back for 15 min against a wrestler...
HugePenisLarry- August 20, 2009 at 2:20 pm
I dunno, this is gonna be a fucking war, lot's of huge punches and probably someone getting their head punched off.
Titos Head- August 20, 2009 at 2:12 pm
Whats this i hear about SPIDER!? HeavyWeight!?!?
rokabee- August 20, 2009 at 2:10 pm
back to the topic homo's.

i got velasquez via GnP rnd 2
HugePenisLarry- August 20, 2009 at 2:05 pm
Redmoose's mom's cousin's ex boyfriend's sister.
KillDozer- August 20, 2009 at 2:02 pm
no it's not, who told u that?
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Jugger- August 20, 2009 at 1:59 pm
"Doritos" ha.
Redmoose- August 20, 2009 at 1:56 pm
It only looks big because the last girl you got with was Bridget the street performing midget, whom you paid in doritos.
Cookie Monster- August 20, 2009 at 1:55 pm
i hope you get it stuck in a hot tub you douche
HugePenisLarry- August 20, 2009 at 1:48 pm
My penis is huge.
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