Former IFL heavyweight champion Ben Rothwell (30-6) is set to square off with undefeated up-and-comer Chase Gormley (6-0) at Affliction: Trilogy on August 1 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.
Rothwell won 13-straight bouts between 2005 and 2007, including notable victories over Krzysztof Soszynski and Roy Nelson, but suffered a third-round knockout to Andrei Arlovski at Affliction: Banned last July. He rebounded in December with a first-round knockout of Chris Guillen at Adrenaline 2 and will now look for his first Affliction victory against Gormley.
A winner of all six of his professional bouts, Gormley was last in action in May 2008 when he picked up a unanimous decision victory over Eric Pele at MFC 16.
Affliction: Trilogy is headlined by Fedor Emelianenko vs. Josh Barnett
[Pictured: Ben Rothwell]