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Barnett vs Rothwell set for New Jersey’s UFC on FOX 18

UFC on FOX 18 will be a top-heavy affair.

Heavyweights #8-ranked Ben Rothwell (35-9-0) and #6-ranked Josh Barnett (34-7-0) are scheduled to throw down in the co-main event January 30th in the new year.

Meanwhile, light-heavyweights Ryan Bader (21-4-0) and Anthony Johnson (20-5-0) will compete in the main event.

Tickets will be available starting December 18th.

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It’s a wonder that Rothwell and Barnett will be meeting for the first time at UFC on FOX 18.

The 34-yearo-old Rothwell is on a three-fight win streak, having submitted Matt Mitrione in his last contest.

The 38-year-old Barnett has three wins in his last four fights and took a unanimous decision from Roy Nelson in September.

Bantamweight Jimmie Rivera (18-1-0) will face #15 Luri Alcantera (32-6-0, 1NC) while featherweights Levan Makashvili (10-2-0) and Damon Jackson (9-2-0) collide.

UFC on FOX 18 takes place January 30th at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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