UFC 110: Mirko Cro Cop vs Ben Rothwell

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Looks like Mirko Cro Cop will stay true to his word and finish his current UFC contract. The Croatian fighter is expected to take on “Big” Ben Rothwell on the main card of UFC 110 on Feb. 20 at the Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia.

Cro Cop (25-7-2) is coming off a disappointing verbal submission loss to Junior dos Santos at UFC 103. He continues to state that a mental block is the reason preventing him from being the great fighter he was in PRIDE and has since seeked psychiatric therapy.

Rothwell (30-7) was welcomed into the UFC by heavyweight contender Cain Velasquez at UFC 104. The former IFL standout was floored by a fire storm of punches from Velasquez, forcing Steve Mazagatti to step in and halt the fight at 0:58 of the second round. The stoppage was met with criticizing from fans and well as Rothwell who stated, “I was climbing back to my feet and unless he drops me or my eyes roll back in my head, the fight shouldn’t be stopped in that situation,”

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