UFC suddenly cuts ties with fan favorite Ben Rothwell

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Ben Rothwell of the USA vs Ovince Saint Preux.

Fan-favorite UFC fighter Ben Rothwell was launched by the promotion, according to a report from MMA Fighting.

The heavyweight fighter first fought in the UFC in 2009 and he competed inside the octagon a total of 17 times. According to the information above, Rothwell was scheduled to fight former UFC three-time light heavyweight champion Alexander Gustafsson on May 21, so it’s surprising that “Big Ben” is no longer on the promotion list. class.

“Currently, there is no word on what led to Rothwell’s release or who will replace him in the match against Gustafsson on May 21,” said MMA Fighting, who confirmed the news. with UFC officials, reports.

Rothwell exits the UFC with a professional mixed martial arts record of 39-14, with 28 wins via KO/TKO and seven wins by gesture.

He last fought on November 13, 2021, when he fell to Marcos Rogerio de Lima by TKO in the first round at UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Rodriguez.


Big Ben has fought some notable UFC heavyweights

Big Ben, 40, was in the cage facing some notable UFC fighters. In his promotional debut, he drew with future heavyweight king Cain Velasquez and lost by TKO in the second round.

He has also met other former heavyweight champions, including Andrei Arlovski, Junior dos Santos and Josh Barnett.

Rothwell came out and beat big names like Alistair Overeem, Matt Mitrione, Brendan Schaub and Stefan Struve. Big Ben won 3-2 in his last five teamfights, beating Struve, Ovince Saint Preux and Chris Barnett, and losing to de Lima and Marcin Tybura.


Rothwell said before the final fight that he still has a lot of things he wants to achieve

Before his battle with De Lima last November, the 40-year-old fighter gave an update on the position of his fighting career.

“There are some guys who have retired younger than me, and then there are guys at 42 who have done the most amazing things,” Rothwell told MMA Junkie. “It’s MMA, you don’t know. Honestly, it’s in God’s hands. My fire and motivation are there a lot because I want to do and prove so many things. Definitely proving and once again reminding everyone that I am one of the strongest contenders on the planet. But I have to win all my battles from here until the end of time. I don’t know how long that is. I am not Andrei Arlovski. I’m not Benjamin Button at all, but I’ve been told I look good in my 40s.”

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