Feb 1, 2014; Newark, NJ, USA; Alistair Overeem (blue gloves) before his fight against Frank Mir (not pictured) during UFC169 at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Alistair Overeem vs Ben Rothwell set for UFC Fight Night 50

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has added another fight to their fall line up. On Wednesday night, a clash between Alistair Overeem and Ben Rothwell was announced for UFC Fight Night 50 in Connecticut.

FOX Sports was the first to report the news.

The heavyweight booking was added on the same day that the planned UFC 176 co-main event between Gegard Mousasi and Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza was moved to the event following the cancellation of UFC 176.

Overeem (37-13, 1 NC) will enter the Octagon against Rothwell after snapping a two-fight losing streak with a win over Frank Mir in February of this year.

Rothwell (33-9) has not fought since August of 2013.

In his most recent outing, Rothwell was victorious over Brandon Vera.

UFC Fight Night 50 takes place on Sept. 5  at Foxwoods Resort Casino. The event will air on FOX Sports 1.

You can check out the current fight card below:

  • Gegard Mousasi vs. Ronaldo Souza
  • Alistair Overeem vs. Ben Rothwell
  • Michael Chiesa vs. Joe Lauzon
  • Andre Fili vs. Sean Soriano

Tags: Alistair Overeem Ben Rothwell UFC UFC Fight Night 50

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