"Big" Ben Rothwell (29-6) has been added to the Adrenaline MMA II card set for the iWireless Center in Moline, Ill., on December 11. The former International Fight League (IFL) star will tangle with submission specialist Chris Guillen (13-10) in the co-featured match of the night.
Giullen has not been at the top of his game thus far in 2008. He's dropped three straight fights to Brad Imes, Justin Wren and Ricco Rodriguez since barely hanging on for a split decision victory over Matt Thompson in April.
Rothwell, on the other hand, was riding a career high 13-fight win streak before running into former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski back in July during the inaugural Affliction event. Before the loss, he had defeated former UFC champion Ricco Rodriguez, The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 8 standout Krzysztof Soszynski, Roy "Big Country" Nelson and others.
The Miletich Fighting Systems (MFS)-trained fighter is widely considered to be a top 20 heavyweight in the sport.
In addition to the fight between Rothwell and Guillen, another heavyweight tilt between Mike Russow (10-1) and Joe McCall (5-1) has also been added to the encore show for the promotion.
Russow defeated Jason Guida in the main event of the first ever Adrenaline MMA event back in June. His one career loss came at the hands of Sergei Kharitonov back in February of 2007 at Pride 33. His opponent, McCall, is coming off the first loss of his career to Justin McCall at a North American Allied Fight Series event called "Night of Pain 4" in in September.
Ryan McGivern, Mike Ciesnolevicz, Gabe Lemley, Ramiro "Junior" Hernandez and Jess Lennox are all expected to be officially added to the card as well. Opponents foe the fighters are unknown at this time.
Adrenaline MMA II will air live on HDNet. It will feature a main event between former UFC champion and training legend Pat Miltetich against Thomas Denny.