Heavyweights Stipe Miocic and Ben Rothwell to face off in Ireland

UFC heavyweight Stipe MiocicMultiple media outlets have reported a heavyweight contest featuring Stipe Miocic and Ben Rothwell. The bout looks to be the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 76, which takes place Oct. 24 at the 3Arena in Dublin.

Miocic recently got back on track in dominant fashion. At UFC Fight Night 65, he set the record for most strikes landed in a UFC fight with 361 against K-1 world grand prix champion Mark Hunt. Over the course of his UFC run, Miocic has also defeated the likes of Fabio Maldonado, Gabriel Gonzaga and TUF winner Roy Nelson.

After alternating wins over his first five bouts in the UFC, Rothwell has managed to string together three-straight victories. During his winning streak, he has defeated Brandon Vera, Alistair Overeem and Matt Mitrione. The veteran who has also competed for Affliction and the International Fight League holds a 35-9 record as a professional.

In the main event of UFC Fight Night 76, lightweights Dustin Poirier and Joseph Duffy face off.