Archive: Ben Rothwell

Jul 9, 2015 7:47 am

Travis Browne Wants Fight With Ben Rothwell Next

UFC heavyweight contender Travis “Hapa” Browne (17-3 MMA) is looking to get back on track, this after suffering a TKO loss to Andrei Arlovski at May’s UFC 187 event in Las Vegas. According to a report on UFC Tonight, the Hawaiian would like to face “Big” Ben Rothwell in his next octagon appearance. Browne’s manager...

Jul 8, 2015 5:37 am

Rothwell: “Give me Arlovski or JDS and let me prove my case”

UFC heavyweight contender Ben Rothwell (35-9 MMA) is currently riding an impressive three-fight win streak, which includes victories over Alistair Overeem, Brandon Vera, and most recently Matt Mitrione. “Big Ben” believes he is just one win away from a chance at UFC heavyweight gold and hopes that a future victory over either Andrei Arlovski or...

Nov 28, 2014 5:35 pm

Ben Rothwell On Drug Testing Problems And Beating TRT

At this time last year, UFC heavyweight Ben Rothwell was undergoing what he now calls the “lowest point” of his career. The veteran heavyweight was using testosterone replacement therapy at the time, which had been prescribed to him by his doctors. After defeating Brandon Vera in dramatic fashion at UFC 164 in August of 2013,...

Nov 3, 2014 8:40 am

Overeem: I Can Beat Rothwell 9 Out Of 10 Times

Despite an early TKO loss to Ben Rothwell at UFC Fight Night Jacare vs. Mousasi in September, Alistair Overeem still believes he can beat Rothwell 9 out of 10 times. After the loss, many began calling Overeem the biggest bust in UFC history, calling for ‘The Reem’ to be cut, however the UFC decided to...


Sep 21, 2014 4:24 pm

PHOTO | Alistair Overeem Supporting Youth Kickboxing

Alirstair Overeem is coming off a quick KO loss to Ben Rothwell earlier this month, but still found some time to go check out a youth kickboxing practice, and captured the moment on his Instagram. Supporting the youth @ 033’s @fightandpoweracademy central kickboxing practice! Overeem will face Stefan Struve at UFC on FOX 13 on...

Sep 18, 2014 9:38 am

Alistair Overeem vs. Stefan Struve set for UFC on FOX 13

A heavyweight slugfest has been added to December’s ‘UFC on FOX 13’ event, as UFC officials announced yesterday that former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem will square off with Stefan Struve when the octagon returns to Phoenix, Arizona. Alistair Overeem (37-14 MMA, 2-3 UFC) was last seen in action just two weeks ago at “UFC Fight...

Sep 15, 2014 5:30 pm

Overeem: ‘There’s No Easy Fights In The UFC’

Alistair Overeem is looking to get past his UFC Fight Night 50 loss to Ben Rothwell, and in doing so is looking to fight again before the end of 2014. Overeem joined Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour to discuss why there are no easy fights in the UFC, and why he wasn’t worried about...

Sep 15, 2014 5:20 pm

Alistair Overeem Over Rothwell Loss, Looking To Fight Again In 2014

After getting KO’d in the beginning of his fight against Ben Rothwell earlier this month, many questioned if Alistair Overeem was the biggest bust in UFC history, and if The Reem’s chin could hold up at heavyweight any longer. Overeem entered the fight on a win, picking up a decision win over Frank Mir back...

Sep 9, 2014 5:03 pm

Ratings Report: ‘UFC Fight Night 50: Jacare vs. Mousasi’ Peaked At 1Million Viewers

A dominating one-sided headliner that saw No. 4-ranked UFC middleweight Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza lock in a third-round guillotine choke submission of the No. 7-ranked Gegard Mousasi at UFC FIGHT NIGHT: JACARE vs. MOUSASI, delivered a peak audience of 1,068,000 total viewers from 11:30-11:45pm on Friday, Sept. 5, according to Nielsen. The main card (10:00 PM...

Sep 9, 2014 5:03 am

Anthony Johnson Defends Overeem’s Performance Against Rothwell

Despite expressing his dislike for Alistair Overeem as a training partner, Anthony Johnson did defend Overeem’s performance against Ben Rothwell this past Friday at UFC Fight Night 50. He spoke with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour: “To me, he looked faster and he looked stronger. He started fast, but I think he always starts...

Sep 7, 2014 4:24 pm

Overeem Explains The Crucial Mistake He Made In Rothwell Fight

Yesterday I was in a great shape and prep was superb! Thanks to all involved, from coaches to fysio’s! You were all great. About the fight – I made a mistake! Hearing Ben’s arm crack on one of the kicks I didn’t expect him to counterpunch with the same arm.. We knew Ben is a...

Sep 7, 2014 7:48 am

Eyewitness Gossips About Overeem’s Pre-fight Activities

Alistair Overeem was knocked out in just the first round of his UFC Fight Night 50 bout against Ben Rothwell this past Friday. Many fans believed this was a do or die fight for Overeem given that his only win in the last 3-years came in a lackluster decision win over Frank Mir. Prior to...

Sep 7, 2014 7:38 am

QUICK TWITT: UFC Fighters React To Rothwell’s K.O. Of Overeem

On Friday night fight fans saw Ben Rothwell knock out Alistair Overeem in the first round of their UFC Fight Night 50 bout. After the bout, talk increased of people’s desire to see Overeem drop to light heavyweight. Here’s what UFC fighters had to say about the finish, and Ben Rothwell’s celebratory dance. Ochiiiies! #UFCFightNight...

Sep 5, 2014 11:59 pm

Dana White: Ben Rothwell Knocked Alistair Overeem Out with a Broken Arm

Ben Rothwell shocked the world when he defeated Alistair Overeem at “UFC Fight Night 50” despite being a four-to-one underdog. According to UFC President Dana White, Rothwell may have knocked Overeem out with a broken arm! It was announced as soon as the post-fight press conference started that Ben Rothwell was on his way to...

Sep 5, 2014 11:57 pm

QUICK TWITT | Alistair Overeem Reacts To KO Loss

In tonight’s UFC Fight Night 50 co-main event, Alistair Overeem was brutally stopped by heavy blows from Ben Rothwell. The former Strikeforce, DREAM and K-1 champion took to twitter with a message for the fans: Unfortunate turn of events! No damage.. And will be back in the gym soon to improve. Spirit is still high....

Sep 5, 2014 10:23 pm

PHOTO | Chiesa’s Fight Stopping Cut

Earlier tonight, on FOX Sports 1, Joe Lauzon stopped Mike Chiesa with an onslaught of brutal strikes that opened up a massive cut on his opponents face.

Sep 5, 2014 9:03 pm

UFC FN 50 Results: Jacare Dominates Mousasi, Forces Him to Submit in Round 3

Ronaldo Souza def. Gegard Mousasi by way of Submission (Guillotine) 4:30 of Round 3 Gegard Mousasi posed no threat to the elite skills of Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza tonight. Souza wrapped things up in the third round with a tight guillotine, capping off an exciting evening of fights. Gegard Mousasi was unable to feel out his...

Sep 5, 2014 8:12 pm

UFC FN 50 Results: Rothwell Shocks the World, TKOs Overeem in Round 1

Ben Rothwell def. Alistair Overeem by way of TKO (Strikes) 2:19 of Round 1 Alistair Overeem’s infinite hype-train was once again derailed by an underdog. This time, “Big” Ben Rothwell clipped Alistair Overeem and picked up a huge first-round win. Overeem had a nice pace and was doing a good job in the opening moments...