Several new fights have been announced for the UFC’s return to San Antonio, including a heavyweight rematch between Andrei Arlovski and Ben Rothwell.

Alongside the rematch, James Vick (13-3) meets Dan Hooker (17-4) in a lightweight bout, and Ray Borg (11-4) steps into the Octagon to take on promotion newcomer Gabriel Silva (7-0) in a bantamweight bout. The San Antonio Express-News reported the news on Monday (June 3, 2019).

The first fight between these two heavyweight sluggers came back in the co-main event of the first Affliction show in July 2008. In the bout, Arlovski knocked out Rothwell in the third round. Now, over a decade later, the two will go at it again.

Arlovski vs. Rothwell

Rothwell fought Blagoy Ivanov at UFC Wichita, and lost via unanimous decision in his return fight following a two-year United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) suspension. The former UFC heavyweight champion is currently on a four-fight losing streak.

Vick has lost two-straight fights coming into the bout after winning nine of his first 10 UFC fights. On the flip side, Hooker suffered a third-round KO loss to Edson Barboza in December, which snapped a streak of four consecutive victories.

The event takes place on July 20, 2019, at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas and will air on ESPN. A headliner for the show has yet to be announced. Here is the updated card:

UFC San Antonio Card

  • Juan Adams vs. Greg Hardy
  • Alex Caceres vs. Steven Peterson
  • Domingo Pilarte vs. Felipe Colares
  • Liz Carmouche vs. Roxanne Modafferi
  • Aleksei Oleinik vs. Walt Harris
  • Raquel Pennington vs. Irene Aldana
  • Sam Alvey vs. Klidson Abreu
  • Mario Bautista vs. Jin Soo Son
  • James Vick vs. Dan Hooker
  • Andrei Arlovski vs. Ben Rothwell
  • Ray Borg vs. Gabriel Silva
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