Ben Rothwell vs Chase Gormley Booked For "Affliction Trilogy"
A heavyweight bout between Ben Rothwell (30-6) and Chase Gormley (6-0) has been booked for August's "Affliction: Trilogy" card.
Affliction Vice President Tom Atencio confirmed the bout to MMA FanHouse during today's press conference in New York City.
The presser was held to promote the Aug. 1 fight card, which takes place at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., and features a main event between WAMMA heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko and Josh Barnett.
Rothwell, a former IFL champ who went 9-0 in the now-defunct organization, last competed for Affliction in July 2008, when he suffered a third-round knockout loss to Andrei Arlovski. Rothwell, though, bounced back five months later when he defeated Chris Guillen via submission (due to strikes) at Adrenaline MMA II in December.
Gormley, meanwhile, faces the toughest test of his young undefeated career. He debuted professionally in 2007 with a decision win over EliteXC veteran Jon Murphy. Most recently, he defeated Eric Pele via decision at a May event in Canada.
In addition to Rothwell vs. Gormley, "Affliction: Trilogy" will feature Affliction welterweight Brett Cooper (9-4) and former IFL lightweight Deividas Taurosevicius (10-3) in separate undercard bouts, according to the report.
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