Rothwell Denies Mighty Mo Report (Updated)

Min Soo Kim vs. Siala Siliga. Photo courtesy of Fight Entertainment Group.

Update 3:03 PM ET: Rothwell has told that he will indeed be fighting Pedro Rizzo at Affliction’s “Day of Reckoning” event on October 11th event and not Siliga, stating that previous reports published earlier today were completely false and that the K-1 kickboxer was never considered as a possible opponent.

Miletich Fighting Systems product Ben Rothwell is reportedly in talks that would have him take on K-1 veteran Siala “Mighty Mo” Siliga at Affliction’s “Day of Reckoning” event on October 11th in Las Vegas.

The news comes from our friends at MMA Junkie, who have learned of the potential bout through sources close to the fight itself. The guaranteed heavyweight slugfest would likely take place as part of the show’s televised pay-per-view main card.

Rothwell was previously rumored to be taking on three-time UFC heavyweight title challenger Pedro Rizzo at the event. At Affliction’s debut show last month, Rothwell suffered a third-round knockout loss to former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski, snapping a thirteen-fight winning streak that stretched back to 2005.

Siliga meanwhile remains undefeated thus far in professional mixed martial arts. He last scored a first-round TKO of journeyman Ruben Villareal at K-1 Dynamite!! USA 2007 in June of last year. Prior to that, he scored consecutive knockouts of Min Soo Kim and Mark Smith respectively.


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