Ben Rothwell News

Jan 6, 2017 9:55 am

Ben Rothwell challenges Michael Bisping and Tyron Woodley to 2-on-1 fight

Last week, UFC welterweight champ Tyron Woodley and middleweight champ Michael Bisping made headlines by agreeing to fight at a catchweight of 180lbs. While it remains to be seen if the UFC actually makes this fight, it’s bound to ruffle a few feathers if they do. Woodley, after all, is currently in the crosshairs of...

Dec 28, 2016 9:39 am

Ben Rothwell: Cain Velasquez used media to get himself pulled from UFC 207

Unfortunate news surfaced this past weekend that former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez had been pulled form his scheduled UFC 207 fight with Fabricio Werdum on December 30th after failing an extra pre-fight medical screening following news of a back injury he endured during training camp. Velasquez had been very open about the fact that...


Sep 30, 2016 7:30 pm

Ben Rothwell targeting early 2017 return to the Octagon

On April 10th of 2016, top ranked UFC heavyweight Ben Rothwell stepped into the Octagon for what many believed to be a #1 contender fight with former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos. ‘Big Ben’ was riding 4-fight win streak into the fight that saw him finish four straight fights. After serving a 9-month suspension...

Sep 11, 2016 11:42 am

Ben Rothwell slams “unprofessional” Fabricio Werdum

UFC heavyweight contender “Big” Ben Rothwell was supposed to square off with former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum at last night’s UFC 203 event in Cleveland, Ohio. Unfortunately for fight fans, Rothwell suffered an injury just weeks ahead of the scheduled bout and was forced to pull out of the contest. Rothwell was replaced by...

May 29, 2016 9:02 pm

Fabricio Werdum returns at UFC 203 in Cleveland

Former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum (20-6-1 MMA) will return to the octagon this September in Cleveland when he squares off with Ben Rothwell (36-10 MMA) on the main card of UFC 203. Werdum was just in action at UFC 198, where he lost his heavyweight title to Stipe Miocic in the evening’s main event....

May 10, 2016 10:13 am

Ben Rothwell opens up on “stupid” fight against Junior dos Santos

Last month Ben Rothwell looked to extend his 4-fight win streak and secure a title shot by defeating former heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos in a main event fight. Unfortunately for Rothwell, he lost via decision, dropping down to #6 on the UFC’s heavyweight rankings. During a recent appearance on The MMA Hour, Rothwell discussed...

Mar 14, 2016 12:38 pm

VIDEO | Extremely confident Ben Rothwell says he can submit Fabricio Werdum

UFC heavyweight Ben Rothwell is just waiting for his chance to show how superior his skills are against the rest of the top competition in the UFC. Rothwell spoke with the media about his career and how he feels his skills stack up against jiu-jitsu world champion and UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum. “This sport...

Jan 30, 2016 7:49 pm

REPLAY! Ben Rothwell submits Josh Barnett with ‘go go choke’

In the co-main event of UFC on FOX 18 Ben Rothwell cemented his place in the top of the UFC’s heavyweight division as he submitted grappling wizard Josh Barnett. Prior to tonight, Barnett had never been submitted in his MMA career, however Rothwell’s ‘go go choke’ was enough to make ‘The Warmaster’ tap out. Check...

Jan 30, 2016 7:03 am

WATCH! UFC on FOX 18 ‘Before the Bell’ with Frank Trigg

Ahead of tonight’s UFC on FOX 18 fight card in New Jersey, UFC Hall of Famer Frank Trigg broke down the event along with Nick Kalikas. The card features a pivotal light heavyweight scrap in the main event between Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson and Ryan ‘Darth’ Bader, with the winner likely getting a title shot against...