Ben Rothwell

UFC Fight Night 197’s Ben Rothwell ‘looking good for 40’ and still has much to prove

" LAS VEGAS – Ben Rothwell doesn’t feel satisfied with his MMA career yet and wants to accomplish more before retirement. Rothwell (39-13 MMA, 9-7 UFC) has the chance to add another win to his resume Saturday when he meets Marcos Rogerio de Lima (18-7-1 MMA, 7-5 UFC) in...

Today in MMA history: Affliction hosts star-studded ‘Banned’ event

Thirteen years ago today, one of the best heavyweight fight cards in MMA went down in the U.S., but it wasn’t part of the UFC. Back on July 19, 2008, Affliction hosted its inaugural event – Affliction: Banned, which took place at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. This card...

Ben Rothwell down to fight Jared Vanderaa – but says he got told ‘LOL’

" More than 50 fights into his MMA career, one might think Ben Rothwell would be running out of interesting fight options. But the Wisconsin-based heavyweight, who will turn 40 this fall, thinks he’s got a lot of potential bookings as possibilities. But there’s one in particular he’d gladly...

UFC Fight Night 188 post-event facts: Carla Esparza’s resume title-shot worthy

UFC Fight Night 188 went down Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, and of the 12-fight card, eight bouts ended up going the distance to a decision. That includes the bantamweight headliner, which saw Rob Font (19-4 MMA, 9-3 UFC) outpoint Cody Garbrandt (12-4 MMA, 7-4 UFC)...

After cancellation, UFC rebooks Philipe Lins vs. Ben Rothwell for May 8

Philipe Lins vs. Ben Rothwell is back on the books. One week after it was initially canceled, the heavyweight fight has been rescheduled for the UFC Fight Night event on May 8. The event doesn’t currently have a location or venue. Two people with knowledge of the matchup confirmed...

5 burning question heading into UFC on ESPN+ 37

Another Saturday, another UFC card, another highly consequential main event. An important bantamweight showdown will headline the UFC’s latest edition of their “Fight Island” residency. Former WSOF champion and UFC title challenger Marlon Moraes will square off against Cory Sandhagen, in the latter’s first UFC main event, in a...

UFC on ESPN+ 37 pre-event facts: Youseff Zalal can be first to go 4-0 in UFC this year

The UFC’s “Fight Island” run continues on Saturday with UFC on ESPN+ 37, which takes place at the Flash Forum at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi and streams on ESPN+. A high-stakes bantamweight fight serves as the main event of the card. Former title challenger Marlon Moraes (23-6-1 MMA,...

UFC on ESPN+ 29 post-event facts: Glover Teixeira sets divisional finishes record

The middle event in the UFC’s three-card return from the coronavirus pandemic went down Wednesday with UFC on ESPN+ 29, which streamed on ESPN+ from VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla. In the main event, Glover Teixeira (31-7 MMA, 14-5 UFC) delivered a drubbing of Anthony Smith (32-15...

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