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Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Fabricio Werdum and Ben Rothwell will be facing each other at UFC 203, according to announcement made during the UFC Fight Night Vegas main card event.

The bout will take place in the hometown of the man who stripped Werdum of his title just last month, Stipe Miocic. The headlining bout will feature Miocic defend his title for the first time in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio against Alistair Overeem.

Werdum vs. Rothwell is expected to be the co-main event, but that has not been confirmed. No other fights have been announced for 203, which is set to take place Sept. 10.

Werdum lost his belt at UFC 198 in his home country of Brazil just last month. If Miocic loses he will be the third Heavyweight champ in a row to lose his belt in his native land.

Wedum is currently 20-6 to Rothwell's 36-10. Rothwell is coming off a unanimous decision loss against Junior dos Santos at UFC Fight Night 86.

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