With Rothwell out, Johnson vs. Swick promoted to UFC on FOX 4 main card


With heavyweight Ben Rothwell forced to withdraw from a planned meeting with Travis Browne, welterweights DaMarques Johnson (16-10 MMA, 4-4 UFC) and Mike Swick (14-4 MMA, 9-3 UFC) have been been promoted to UFC on FOX 4’s main card.

As MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) previously reported, an ankle injury forced Rothwell off the card, and while UFC officials were reportedly pursuing Devin Cole as a replacement opponent, Browne was ultimately pulled from the card instead.

UFC officials today announced the plans and confirmed the promotion of Johnson vs. Swick.

UFC on FOX 4 takes place Aug. 4 at Staples Center in Los Angeles with a light heavyweight main event between Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Brandon Vera. The night’s four-fight main card airs on FOX, and preliminary-card bouts air on FUEL TV and stream on Facebook.

Swick fights for the first time in 31 months due to illness and injuries that have plagued…

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