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Ben Rothwell

Heavyweight Division

39-14-0 (W-L-D)

28

Wins by Knockout

7

Wins by Submission

4

Wins by Decision

Ben Rothwell

athlete record

Event Results

Info

Learn more about Ben Rothwell's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Not Fighting
Place of Birth
Kenosha, United States
Trains at
RothwellMMA/LCCT Kenosha, WI
Fighting style
MMA
Age
40
Height
76.00
Weight
265.00
Octagon Debut
Oct. 24, 2009
Reach
78.50
Leg reach
43.00

Fighter Facts

  • 28 wins by KO; seven wins by submission (Kimura, Americana, forearm choke, arm triangle, 3 guillotine)
     
  • 9-0 in IFL with wins over Krzysztof Soszynski, Ricco Rodriguez, and Roy Nelson
     
  • Has also defeated Dan Bobish, Kerry Schall.
     
  • Has fought six former or future UFC heavyweight champions –Junior Dos Santos, Josh Barnett, Cain Velasquez, Andrei Arlovski, Tim Sylvia, and Ricco Rodriguez.
     
  • Has won seven of his last 11

 

UFC History

UFC Fight Night (5/22/21) Rothwell submitted Chris Barnett via guillotine choke at 2:07 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (10/11/20) Rothwell lost a three round unanimous decision to Marcin Tybura
UFC Fight Night (5/13/20) Rothwell won a three round split decision over Ovince Saint Preux
UFC on ESPN (12/7/19) Rothwell stopped Stefan Struve via strikes at 4:57 of the second round
UFC on ESPN (7/20/19) Rothwell lost a three round unanimous decision to Andrei Arlovski
UFC Fight Night (3/9/19) Rothwell lost a three round unanimous decision to Blagoy Ivanov
UFC Fight Night (4/10/16) Rothwell lost a five round unanimous decision to Junior Dos Santos
UFC on FOX (1/30/16) Rothwell submitted Josh Barnett via guillotine choke at 3:48 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (6/6/15) Rothwell submitted Matt Mitrione via guillotine choke at 1:54 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (9/5/14) Rothwell stopped Alistair Overeem via strikes at 2:19 of the first round
UFC 164 (8/31/13) Rothwell stopped Brandon Vera via strikes at 1:54 of the third round
UFC on FX (1/19/13) Rothwell was submitted by Gabriel Gonzaga via guillotine choke at 1:01 of the second round
UFC 145 (4/21/12) Rothwell knocked out Brendan Schaub at 1:10 of the first round
UFC 135 (9/24/11) Rothwell lost a three round unanimous decision to Mark Hunt
UFC 115 (6/12/10) Rothwell won a three round unanimous decision over Gilbert Yvel
UFC 104 (10/24/09) Rothwell was stopped via strikes by Cain Velasquez at :58 of round two.

 

Q&A

TRAINING: Cardio & weight lifting in the morning, MMA at night.
When and why did you start training for fighting? 1999 to learn self-defense
Do you have any heroes? George Washington
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? For my career in MMA, it is everything
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Waukesha County Technical College - technical degree in collision repair
What was your job before you started fighting? I was 17 and worked for my parents in their restaurant.
Favorite grappling technique: The Jackson
Favorite striking technique: The Vertical Hammer aka Rothafier