MMA Odds and Ends for Wednesday: Fabricio Werdum faces Ben Rothwell at UFC 211

480 Fabricio Werdum faces Ben Rothwell at UFC 211 Combate is reporting that heavyweights Fabricio Werdum and Ben Rothwell will clash at UFC 211. Werdum (21-6-1) heads into this matchup off a unanimous-decision victory over Travis Browne back at UFC 203. Prior to that, he lost his UFC heavyweight title to Stipe Miocic at UFC 198 in Brazil. Rothwell (36-10) had his four-fight winning streak snapped when he lost to Junior Dos Santos at UFC Fight Night 86. UFC 211 takes place at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas on May 13th. The only other fight announced for the card so far is heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic defending his UFC title against Junior Dos Santos in a rematch. Saturday’s UFC 208 lineup now finalized UFC officials confirmed Tuesday that the  lineup is officially set for Saturday’s UFC 208 event, as heavyweight Justin Willis has been signed to the card as a late replacement. Willis (4-1) faces Marcin Tybura, who was initially slated to battle Luis Henrique,  but he pulled out due to injury. The WSOF veteran heads into this matchup off a four-fight win streak. Tybura (14-2) is 2-2 in his last four fights and will be looking for his first two-fight win streak since 2014. UFC 208 takes place at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Here’s an updated look at the organization’s first Pay-Per-View event of 2017… MAIN CARD (PPV, 10 p.m. ET) Holly Holm vs. Germaine de Randamie – for inaugural women’s featherweight title Derek Brunson vs. Anderson Silva Tim Boetsch vs. Ronaldo Souza Jared Cannonier vs. Glover Teixeira Jim Miller vs. Dustin Poirier PRELIMINARY CARD (FS1, 8 p.m. ET) Randy Brown vs. Belal Muhammad Wilson Reis vs. Ulka Sasaki Nik Lentz vs. Islam Makhachev Jarred Brooks vs. Ian McCall PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6:30 p.m. ET) Marcin Tybura vs. Justin Willis Roan Carneiro vs. Ryan LaFlare Rick Glenn vs. Phillipe Nover UFC 208 Embedded, Episode 1

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