UFC Vegas 21 loses Ben Rothwell vs Philipe Lins fight

Ben Rothwell

According to a recent report from Fightful, UFC Vegas 21 has lost a heavyweight fight between Ben Rothwell and Philipe Lins.

The two men had been set to throw down in what would’ve been one of the featured fights on the card outside of the Leon Edwards vs Belal Muhammad main event. The reason for the fight not taking place seems to be due to some kind of injury, although it isn’t noted who sustained the injury, with the expectation being that it’ll be rescheduled for a later date.

Rothwell was attempting to bounce back from a loss to Marcin Tybura from late last year that snapped his winning streak, whereas Lins is searching for some clarity in his UFC run after defeats to Tanner Boser and Andrei Arlovski.

Rothwell is the better known fighter of the two and while he may come across as quite the intimidating figure in many of his fights, outside of the Octagon, he’s incredibly well spoken as he showed in the following statement regarding the Black Lives Matter movement last year.

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See how the UFC Vegas 21 card looks without this Rothwell vs. Lins fight below:

Main Card | 8:00 pm ET on ESPN+

Leon Edwards vs. Belal Muhammad
Misha Cirkunov vs. Ryan Spann
Ben Rothwell vs. Philipe Lins
Dan Ige vs. Gavin Tucker
Angela Hill vs. Ashley Yoder
Manel Kape vs. Matheus Nicolau
Eryk Anders vs. Darren Stewart

Preliminary Card | 5:00 pm ET on ESPN+

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Cortney Casey vs. JJ Aldrich
Ricardo Ramos vs. Zubaira Tukhugov
Nasrat Haqparast vs. Don Madge
Rani Yahya vs. Ray Rodriguez
Charles Jourdain vs. Marcelo Rojo
Jonathan Martinez vs. Davey Grant
Gloria de Paula vs. Jinh Yu Frey
Matthew Semelsberger vs. Jason Witt

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