Pros react following controversial stoppage in Ben Rothwell vs Marcos Rogério de Lima fight at UFC Vegas 42

Ben Rothwell, Marcos Rogerio de Lima, UFC Vegas 42
Ben Rothwell vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima at UFC Vegas 42

Today’s UFC Vegas 42 event was co-headlined by a heavyweight bout featuring Ben Rothwell taking on Marcos Rogério de Lima.

Rothwell (39-14 MMA) had most recently competed back in May, where he scored a submission victory over Chris Barnett. ‘Big Ben’ had gone 3-1 over his past four Octagon appearances prior to today’s event.

As for Marcos Rogério de Lima (19-7-1 MMA), the Brazilian heavyweight had last competed in May, where he earned a unanimous decision victory over Maurice Greene.

Today’s UFC Vegas 42 co-main event did not last long. After landing a pair of heavy low kicks, De Lima clipped Ben Rothwell with a big right hand. The strike left ‘Big Ben’ wobbled and Marcos quickly pounced on him with a flurry of strikes. While the Brazilian was definitely getting off big shots, Rothwell still appeared to be fighting back and defending. Despite that, referee Herb Dean had seen enough and stepped in to stop the contest.

Marcos Rogerio de Lima, Ben Rothwell, UFC Vegas 42
Marcos Rogerio de Lima TKO’s Ben Rothwell at UFC Vegas 42

Official UFC Vegas 42 Result: Marcos Rogério de Lima def. Ben Rothwell via TKO in Round 1

Check out how the pros reacted to Rothwell vs De Lima below:

Post-fight reactions to Marcos Rogerio de Lima defeating Ben Rothwell:

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