MMAOddsBreaker.com can now formally confirm UFC Heavyweight Stipe Miocic has been forced from his forthcoming UFC Fight Night 76 bout against Ben Rothwell because of an unspecified training injury. Both top 10 fighters were scheduled to throw in the co-main occasion of following Saturday’s (October 24, 2015) event in Dublin, Ireland, which will be headlined by the lightweight conflict involving Joseph Duffy and Dustin Poirier and will be streamed live on UFC Fight Pass. Miocic (#3 rated HW) was coming off the very remarkable performance of his career, a fifth round TKO stoppage of former title challenger Mark Hunt where he set a UFC heavyweight record for most strikes landed at a single fight. He has won four of the last five fights with his only loss being a decision against former champion Junior dos Santos. Rothwell (#7 rated HW) is currently riding a three-fight win series which comprised surprising first round upset stoppage victories over both Matt Mitrione and Alistair Overeem. There’s been no word regarding when Rothwell is going to be forced off the battle card entirely or whether or not UFC matchmakers are going to be able to find a last minute replacement for Miocic.
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