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Ben Rothwell will face Mark Hunt

Updated: June 15, 2011, 12:48 PM ET
By Brett Okamoto | ESPN.com

Following a 12-month layoff because of an ACL tear, UFC heavyweight Ben Rothwell is scheduled to fight again, and will face Mark Hunt at UFC 135 on Sept. 24. UFC officials announced the bout Wednesday morning.

The event will take place at Pepsi Center in Denver. It's unknown whether the heavyweight fight will be featured on the main card.

Rothwell (31-7) had a unanimous decision win over Gilbert Yvel back at UFC 115 in June 2010. He's 1-1 since joining UFC in 2009, losing to current ...

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