ben rothwell

March 9th, 2017
James Lynch

Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier and two other matchups set for UFC 211 UFC officials announced three new matchups: lightweights Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier, flyweights Henry Cejudo vs. Sergio Pettis and middleweights David Brach vs. Krzysztof Jotko have all been added to UFC 211. Alvarez (28-5) hasn’t competed since November where he lost his lightweight title to…

February 8th, 2017
James Lynch

Fabricio Werdum faces Ben Rothwell at UFC 211 Combate is reporting that heavyweights Fabricio Werdum and Ben Rothwell will clash at UFC 211. Werdum (21-6-1) heads into this matchup off a unanimous-decision victory over Travis Browne back at UFC 203. Prior to that, he lost his UFC heavyweight title to Stipe Miocic at UFC 198 in Brazil. Rothwell…

December 26th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

On Christmas Day, we released our clearest pick amongst the big four awards for 2016. Lando Vannata nearly took the KO of the Year unanimously, and rightly so. Today is a very different story, however. We had the hardest time determining our Submission of the Year over the past 12 months. Much in the same…

August 12th, 2016
James Lynch

Ben Rothwell off UFC 203 due to injury, Fabricio Werdum finds new opponent  MMAJunkie reported Thursday that heavyweight Ben Rothwell is off UFC 203 due to a knee injury.  As a result, the UFC has found a replacement for former heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum, and it’s a familiar foe in Travis Browne, who Werdum last defeated in the main…

April 11th, 2016
James Lynch

Video Highlights: Junior dos Santos vs. Ben Rothwell  Video Highlights: Derrick Lewis vs. Gabriel Gonzaga   Video Highlights: Francis Ngannou vs. Curtis Blaydes   Kevin Souza replaces Derek Campos in Saturday’s Bellator 152 main event MMAJunkie’s Mike Bohn reported Monday that Bellator has signed UFC veteran Kevin Souza, and he will replace Derek Campos in the main…

April 10th, 2016
James Lynch

On Episode 151 brought to you by MMAOddsBreaker.com, LastWordOnSports.com and sponsor Nuetrition Supplements Carlin (@CarlinBardsley) and I (@LynchOnSports) welcome three great guests. First were joined by Bleacher Reports’ Mike Chiappetta to discuss his recent article ‘The Grass Is Greener’ regarding MMA free agency. Then we’re joined by Canadian fighter Julia Budd who takes on Marloes Coenen at Bellator 155 for the…

April 9th, 2016
James Lynch

In a regular feature on MMAOddsBreaker I asked other professional MMA fighters who they think would win in Sundays UFC Fight Night 86 main event between Junior Dos Santos and Ben Rothwell. I spoke to the following fighters. Jeremy May – M-1 Global heavyweight 00:00:09 Adam Milstead – UFC heavyweight 00:00:41 Anthony Gutierrez – Titan FC bantamweight…

April 9th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

The official weigh-in event for UFC Fight Night 86: “Dos Santos vs Rothwell” takes place today (Saturday, April 9, 2016) from inside Arena Zagreb in Zagreb, Croatia. The first fighter is scheduled to hit the scale at 11:30 am ET. The event is headlined by a heavyweight bout between Ben Rothwell and Junior dos Santos. UFC Fight Night…

April 8th, 2016
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC fight card, Jay Primetown takes a look at some of the key contests at each event. In the latest installment, we look at Sunday’s main event as a pivotal heavyweight bout takes place between former champion Junior dos Santos and surging American Ben Rothwell. This is a key clash in the…

April 8th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

Join leading MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas and MMA journalist Brian Hemminger for the best source of insider MMA betting and fantasy sports analysis: The Premium OddsCast, presented by 5Dimes. Our UFC Fight Night 86 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card in two parts. – Part one is available for…

April 7th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

After a couple weeks off for both the UFC and The MMA Analysis, this week sees a return for each. The UFC will be heading to Croatia for the first time for a card heavy on… well, heavyweights. With all the newcomers to the UFC on this card as well, Lance is truly in his…

April 5th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Sunday, April 10th will mark the first time the UFC has set up the Octagon in Croatia. UFC Fight Night 86 will air from Mirko CroCop’s stomping grounds with a card that relies heavily on the legend’s division. Four of the six main card bouts will take place in the heavyweight division, headlined by the…

February 14th, 2016
James Lynch

On Episode 144 brought to you by MMAOddsBreaker.com, LastWordOnSports.com and our NEW sponsor Nuetrition Supplements Carlin (@CarlinBardsley) and I (@LynchOnSports) welcome three great guests. First were joined by MMA legend Ken Shamrock who discusses his upcoming trilogy fight with Royce Gracie at Bellator 149 on Feb. 19th. Then we’re joined by UFC featherweight Chas Skelly who has an upcoming…

February 9th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

While Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) isn’t holding any events this weekend, there are still plenty of huge fights taking place in the next few months. UFC Fight Night 86 will occur on April 10th, and features the heavyweight slugfest between former champion Junior dos Santos and the surging Ben Rothwell. Dos Santos most recently lost via second…

February 8th, 2016
James Lynch

Ben Rothwell vs. Junior Dos Santos headlines UFC Fight Night 86 in Croatia UFC officials announced this morning that former heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos will be taking on Ben Rothwell. Dos Santos (17-4) is coming off a surprising TKO loss to Alistair Overeem at UFC on FOX 17 this past December. Rothwell (36-9) meanwhile has won…

February 1st, 2016
James Lynch

Dan Henderson vs. Lyoto Machida II set for UFC on FOX 19 MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani reports that Dan Henderson and Lyoto Machida have verbally agreed to a rematch at UFC on FOX 19. These two previously fought at UFC 157 in February 2013, with Machida taking home a split-decision victory. Henderson (31-14) is coming off a first round knockout…

January 26th, 2016
James Lynch

Fabricio Werdum pulls out of UFC 196 with injury MMAFighting.com reports that UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum also has pulled out of UFC 196 due to injury. The Brazillian was initially scheduled to face Cain Velasquez on Feb. 6, but the AKA product had to pull out due to a back injury. Werdum released the following statements to Brazillian…

November 25th, 2015
James Lynch

Josh Barnett vs. Ben Rothwell set for UFC on FOX 18 Last night on FOX Sports Live it was announced that Josh Barnett will be taking on Ben Rothwell January 30th at UFC on FOX 18. The card is headlined by Anthony Johnson taking on Ryan Bader. Barnett (34-7), is coming off a five-round unanimous decision victory…

October 14th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

We covered the loss of the huge upcoming heavyweight co-main event for UFC Fight Night 76 yesterday with the announcement that Stipe Miocic was forced to back out of his fight against Ben Rothwell, but there’s more to the story and a few other fight announcements/injuries to go over today. UFC appears to be looking…

October 13th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

MMAOddsBreaker.com can now officially confirm UFC Heavyweight Stipe Miocic has been forced out of his upcoming UFC Fight Night 76 bout against Ben Rothwell due to an unspecified training injury. Both top 10 fighters were scheduled to throw down in the co-main event of next Saturday’s (October 24, 2015) event in Dublin, Ireland, which is headlined…

August 16th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has two pivotal heavyweight bouts scheduled for later this year and potentially early 2016. The UFC Heavyweight title will be on the line at a yet to be determined date, time and location as champion Fabricio Werdum defends his title against challenger and former champion Cain Velasquez. Werdum submitted Velasquez to…

August 13th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

No rest for the wear as UFC announced several huge match-ups for upcoming events, including heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum’s first official title defense, and he’ll have a familiar foe: Fabricio Werdum vs Cain Velasquez 2, TBA While the official location and date haven’t been announced, Werdum will rematch former champion Cain Velasquez, who he dethroned this…

June 8th, 2015
Adam Martin.

These were the three biggest surprises and the three biggest disappointments from UFC Fight Night 68. Surprises Dan Henderson – After losing five of his last six fights and getting knocked out in a minute by Gegard Mousasi, I really thought Dan Henderon was done, but he showed with a blistering first-round KO over Tim…

June 8th, 2015
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 68 was, quite simply, one of the best UFC events I have ever watched. It totally blew away my expectations, and at the end of it I felt good to a fan of MMA again. Let’s start with the preliminary card. The opening fight of the Fight Pass prelims was surprising, as…

June 7th, 2015
Adam Martin.

This is a sample of some of the UFC Fight Night 68 prop bets that cashed big for bettors. To bet on props like these in the future, go to the ‘Props’ section under ‘Fighting’ at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Ben Rothwell wins by submission (+1000)/Rothwell wins in round 1 (+450) In the co-main event, Ben Rothwell picked…

June 6th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

This column highlights five past bouts from fighters competing on this weekend’s UFC Fight Night 68. These fights represent some of the highest moments in the careers of their respective participants, and should serve to pique your interest heading into the event. 1. Tim Boetsch vs. Yushin Okami – UFC 144 Upcoming Bout: Tim Boetsch…

June 5th, 2015
Adam Martin.

The co-main event of UFC Fight Night 68 is a three-round heavyweight bout between Matt Mitrione and Ben Rothwell. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Mitrione is a -190 favorite (bet $190 to win $100) while Rothwell is a +165 underdog (bet $100 to win $165). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened up Mitrione…

March 2nd, 2015
Adam Martin.

The UFC announced a number of exciting fights for upcoming spring fight cards, and for today’s Odds and Ends I’ll list the new bouts and give my thoughts on them. Sean Spencer vs. Mike Pyle, UFC 187 A welterweight matchup between Sean Spencer and Mike Pyle is the latest addition to UFC 187, which is…

September 8th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

With UFC Fight Night 50, Invicta FC 8 and Bellator 123 taking place this past weekend, the MMAOddsBreaker rankings were bound to get shaken up. MMA Oddsbreaker’s Brian Hemminger (@BrianHemminger) and Brad Taschuk (@BradTaschuk) have taken over the reigns of the rankings, which are updated after nearly every UFC event. As always, we only show…

September 7th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Surprises and Disappointments is a column featured on MMAOddsbreaker.com after every UFC event, highlighting three fighters who had surprising performances and three fighters who disappointed. Here’s the three biggest surprises and the three biggest disappointments from UFC Fight Night 50. Surprises Ben Rothwell — Not many people believed in Ben Rothwell heading into UFC Fight Night 50, but…

September 7th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Five crazy prop bets is a column featured on MMAOddsbreaker.com after every UFC event that highlights the biggest underdog prop bets to cash out from that card Here’s five crazy UFC Fight Night 50 bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Jacare Souza wins in round 3 (+1075) In the main event of…

September 5th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 50 took place tonight at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, CT, and the card overall turned out to be a surprise hit as it featured a number of awesome finishes and great fights overall. In total, five favorites and four underdogs won based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Here’s a quick…

September 5th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 50 Date: September 5, 2014 Arena: Foxwoods Resort Casino City: Ledyard, CT UFC Fight Night 50 will be live this Friday night from the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, CT. The event will produce a 10-fight card, including a six-fight main card that will be live on FOX Sports 1 at 9pm…

September 4th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The opening main card bout at UFC Fight Night 50 is a three-round flyweight bout between Justin Scoggins and John Moraga. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Scoggins is a -235 favorite (bet $235 to win $100) while Moraga is a +195 underdog (bet $100 to win $195). MMA linesetter Nick Kalikas…

September 4th, 2014
Reed Kuhn

UFC Fight Night 50 September 5, 2014 Heavyweight Matchup: Alistair Overeem vs Ben Rothwell By @fightnomics Big Picture:  The co-main event at UFC Fight Night 50 promises the return of a new and improved heavyweight contender. When Alistair Overeem meets Ben Rothwell, “The Reem” will do so with Greg Jackson in his corner for the…

September 4th, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the most exciting fights at UFC Fight Night 50 is a three-round lightweight bout between Michael Chiesa and Joe Lauzon. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Chiesa is a -135 favorite (bet $135 to win $100) while Lauzon is a +115 underdog (bet $100 to win $115). MMA linesetter Nick…

September 4th, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the main card bouts at UFC Fight Night 50 is a three-round heavyweight matchup between Derrick Lewis and Matt Mitrione. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Lewis is a -155 favorite (bet $155 to win $100) while Mitrione is a +135 underdog (bet $100 to win $135). MMA linesetter Nick…

September 3rd, 2014
Adam Martin.

The co-main event at UFC Fight Night 50 is a three-round heavyweight bout between Alistair Overeem and Ben Rothwell. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Lewis is a -570 favorite (bet $570 to win $100) while Rothwell is a +435 underdog (bet $100 to win $435). MMA linesetter Nick Kalikas opened Overeem…

September 3rd, 2014
Adam Martin.

The main event at UFC Fight Night 50 is a five-round middleweight bout between Jacare Souza and Gegard Mousasi. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Jacare is a -300 favorite (bet $300 to win $100) while Mousasi is a +250 underdog (bet $100 to win $250). MMA linesetter Nick Kalikas opened Jacare…

August 25th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Over the weekend, MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas released the full-main card lines for next weekend’s UFC Fight Night 50 card, and for Monday morning’s MMA odds and ends I’ll give my quick thoughts on each of the new lines. Alistair Overeem vs. Ben Rothwell Overeem opened at -380, the comeback on Rothwell +260. After action…

July 10th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The UFC went on a fight announcing spree on Wednesday, as the promotion revealed a number of upcoming fights for the rest of the summer and fall schedule. As well, the other fights from UFC 176 that needed homes were also booked for new dates. And for today’s MMA Odds and Ends, I’ll list all…

July 8th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The UFC yesterday announced two new bouts for upcoming fight cards, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my quick thoughts on both of the matchups. Alan Jouban vs. Seth Baczynski, UFC Fight Night 47 The first new fight announced is a three-round welterweight bout at UFC Fight Night 47 between veteran Seth…

September 2nd, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC 164 turned out to be an unbelievable fight card full of amazing finishes and plenty of unexpected outcomes. There were a number of crazy things that happened, and that meant there were once again a ton of prop bets that cashed out big. Here’s five crazy UFC 164 prop bets that hit, with the closing…

May 14th, 2013
Adam Martin.

Brandon Vera has decided to move back up to the heavyweight division and in his return to the UFC’s 265-pound weight class he’ll face off against Ben Rothwell at UFC 164, which takes place August 31 at Bradley Center in Milwaukee, WI. MMAjunkie.com was first to report the fight, which has yet to be made…

January 18th, 2013
MMA OddsBreaker

UFC on FX 7: January 19, 2013 Ibirapuera Arena in São Paulo, Brazil UFC Heavyweight Contender Ben Rothwell (-115) Profile: At UFC 145, we saw a rejuvenated and fantastically in-shape Ben Rothwell (32-8) knocking out Brendan Schaub in awe-inspiring fashion. After a middlesome run – going 1-2 in the UFC up to that point –…