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Ben Rothwell vs. Chase Gormley Set For Affliction: Trilogy

Ben RothwellFormer 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.

MMA Fanhouse confirmed the matchup at Wednesday’s Affliction: Trilogy press conference with Affliction Vice President Tom Atencio.

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

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[Pictured: Ben Rothwell]


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