MMAOddsBreaker.com can now formally confirm UFC Heavyweight Stipe Miocic has been forced out of his forthcoming UFC Fight Night 76 bout against Ben Rothwell because of an unspecified training accident. Both top 10 fighters were scheduled to throw down in the co-main event of next Saturday’s (October 24, 2015) event in Dublin, Ireland, which is headlined by the lightweight battle between Joseph Duffy and Dustin Poirier and will be streamed live on UFC Fight Pass. Miocic (#3 ranked HW) was coming off the very remarkable performance of his career, a fifth round TKO stoppage of former title challenger Mark Hunt where he place a UFC heavyweight record for most strikes landed at one fight. He’s won four of his last five fights with his only loss being a decision against former winner Junior dos Santos. Rothwell (#7 ranked HW) is currently riding a three-fight win series which included surprising first round angry stoppage victories over both Matt Mitrione and Alistair Overeem. There has been no word regarding whether UFC matchmakers will be able to get a last minute replacement or when Rothwell is going to probably be forced off the battle card entirely.
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