Ben Rothwell

Ben Ivan Rothwell (born October 17, 1981) is an American mixed martial artist who competes as a Heavyweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He also competed for the Quad Cities Silverbacks of the IFL where he held an undefeated 9–0 record before leaving the promotion due to a contract dispute. He has also had one-fight stints in Affliction, M-1 Global, and King of the Cage.

Ben Rothwell
Ben Rothwell weighs in UFC 115.jpg
Rothwell at the UFC 115 weigh-ins
BornBen Ivan Rothwell[1]
(1981-10-17) October 17, 1981 (age 40)
Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States
Other namesBig Ben
Height6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight265 lb (120 kg; 18 st 13 lb)
Reach78+12 in (199 cm)[2]
StyleKickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Fighting out ofKenosha, Wisconsin, United States
TeamRothwell MMA
Miletich Fighting Systems (2002–2010)
Roufusport (2019–present)[3]
TrainerThiago Veiga and Luiz Claudio
RankPurple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Years active2001–present (MMA)
Kickboxing record
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout28
By submission7
By decision4
By knockout5
By submission2
By decision7
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: March 8, 2010


Rothwell is from Kenosha, Wisconsin, and both of his parents work in the restaurant business. His parents own a catering company. He is of Norwegian and Irish descent.[4] Rothwell was an active child but suffered a bout with spinal meningitis when he was six years old. He was in a coma and temporarily blind, while the disease made him almost obese. The young Rothwell, who struggled with his weight and identity in his adolescent years, was also troubled growing up and was often involved in fighting and violence at Westosha Central High School. By the time he was a junior in high school, Rothwell knew that he enjoyed fighting, and in 1999, at the age of 17, he began learning self-defense. In July of that same year, after he had been in three professional fights, he and a friend were involved in a car accident with a drunk driver. Rothwell's friend, who was 19 years old, died two weeks later, and Rothwell suffered a significant head injury, in addition to broken ribs. The event changed Rothwell's life, causing him to feel as though he has a purpose to complete.[5]

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Rothwell began his training in September 1999, before joining Miletich Fighting Systems in 2002.

Rothwell made his professional debut in early 2001 in his home state of Wisconsin and dominated his opponent, winning by TKO only 21 seconds into the fight. He then won his next three fights, all under two minutes into the first round and all with strikes. Rothwell then faced future two-time UFC Heavyweight Champion and fellow Miletich Fighting Systems fighter, Tim Sylvia. Rothwell was handed his first career loss in a decision. However, he bounced back and won his next seven fights, all by submission or TKO, before a unanimous decision loss to Mike Whitehead.

After defeating former King of the Cage Super Heavyweight Champion, Dan Bobish by knockout, Rothwell was soon invited to compete in the International Fight League to fight for the Quad City Silverbacks, coached by the legendary Pat Miletich. Like several other fighters in the promotion, Rothwell was competing for the coach who he trained regularly.

International Fight LeagueEdit

On April 29, 2006, Rothwell made his IFL debut against future UFC veteran, the Polish-Canadian fighter, Krzysztof Soszynski. In the first round, Soszynski surprisingly decided to exchange strikes with Rothwell, and landed a left uppercut and held his own until he was knocked down by a short left hook from Rothwell, who then slammed Soszynski to the canvas. After working from side control and then standing again, Rothwell landed a series of punches at the end of the round, that knocked down Soszynski, and then followed this up with more punches to his downed opponent. Despite the round ending, referee Dan Miragliotta called a stop to the contest, granting Rothwell the win via TKO.

After racking up four consecutive IFL wins, he fought future The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights winner and IFL Heavyweight Champion Roy Nelson, winning via split decision.

His next fight was a rematch from almost five years earlier against veteran Travis Fulton, owner of 195 career victories. Three minutes into the second round, Rothwell secured a kimura, causing Fulton to submit.

Rothwell then met Krzysztof Soszynski in a rematch of his IFL debut. Rothwell once again won via TKO, only 13 seconds into the bout.

His last fight in the IFL came against former UFC Heavyweight Champion, Ricco Rodriguez in the team finals. After controlling the fight and displaying superior striking, Rothwell won the fight via unanimous decision. However, the Silverbacks fell short of a victory and lost the championship to Renzo Gracie's New York Pitbulls. This was Rothwell's last appearance in the IFL, as he eventually left the organization due to a contract dispute.

During his time in the IFL, Rothwell had a 9–0 record.[6]


After leaving the IFL, Rothwell joined Affliction where he appeared in only one bout, against former UFC Heavyweight Champion Andrei Arlovski, Rothwell lost the fight via knockout due to an uppercut in the final round. This ended Rothwell's 13-fight win streak and gave him his first defeat in over three years.

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Rothwell made his UFC debut on October 24, 2009, at UFC 104 against undefeated Cain Velasquez losing via TKO one minute into round two. The stoppage was controversial because Rothwell seemed to be getting to his feet as Steve Mazzagatti stopped the fight. Rothwell was visibly upset with Mazzagatti's decision to stop the fight.[7] After the fight, UFC president Dana White stated that Mazzagatti was the "worst referee in the history of combat sports".

Rothwell was expected to face Mirko Filipović on February 21, 2010, at UFC 110.[8] However, Rothwell had to withdraw from the event, just days prior, due to an illness and was replaced by Anthony Perosh.[9]

Rothwell then fought Gilbert Yvel on June 15, 2010, at UFC 115 where he won by unanimous decision (30–27, 29–28, and 29–28).[10] Rothwell tore his ACL during his first takedown attempt, which required post-fight surgery.[11] Rothwell also suffered a deviated septum from a head kick during the first round.[12]

After an extended layoff, Rothwell fought Mark Hunt on September 24, 2011, at UFC 135.[13] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Rothwell then faced Brendan Schaub on April 21, 2012, at UFC 145. Rothwell landed a counter left hook in exchange against the fence that knocked Schaub down before following up with strikes on the ground, causing referee Herb Dean to call for the stoppage. Although Schaub seemed to be unconscious, Rothwell was given a TKO victory. Rothwell also earned Knockout of the Night honors for his performance.[14]

Rothwell was expected to face Travis Browne at UFC on Fox: Shogun vs. Vera, but pulled out due to an injury[15]

Rothwell faced Gabriel Gonzaga on January 19, 2013, at UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Bisping[16] He lost the fight via submission in the second round.

Rothwell faced Brandon Vera at UFC 164 on August 31, 2013.[17] He won the fight via TKO by punches in round three. Subsequent to the bout, Rothwell tested positive for elevated testosterone levels. The UFC suspended Rothwell for nine months, despite the Wisconsin commission only issuing him with an administrative warning.[18]

Rothwell was briefly linked to a bout with Ruslan Magomedov for on August 30, 2014, at UFC 177.[19] However, on July 9, the UFC announced he would face Alistair Overeem on September 5, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 50.[20] Rothwell won the fight via TKO in the first round.[21] The win also earned Rothwell his first Performance of the Night bonus award.[22]

Rothwell faced Matt Mitrione on June 6, 2015, at UFC Fight Night 68.[23] He won the fight via submission in the first round, the first submission win of his UFC career.[24]

Rothwell was expected to face Stipe Miocic on October 24, 2015, at UFC Fight Night 76.[25] However, Miocic pulled out of the fight on October 13 citing injury.[26] Subsequently, Rothwell was removed from the card the following day after the promotion deemed that a suitable opponent could not be arranged on short notice.[27]

Rothwell next faced Josh Barnett on January 30, 2016, at UFC on Fox 18.[28] He won the fight in the second round due to a guillotine choke, making Rothwell the only fighter to ever stop Barnett with a submission hold during Barnett's lengthy MMA career.[29] The win also earned Rothwell his second Performance of the Night bonus award.[30]

Rothwell faced Junior dos Santos on April 10, 2016, at UFC Fight Night 86.[31] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[32]

Rothwell was expected to face Fabrício Werdum on September 10, 2016, at UFC 203.[33] However, Rothwell pulled out of the fight on August 11 citing a knee injury and was replaced by Travis Browne.[34][35]

The bout with Werdum was rescheduled and expected to take place on May 13, 2017, at UFC 211.[36] However, the bout was canceled due to Rothwell failing a drug test. On April 6, 2018, it was announced Rothwell had accepted a two-year suspension from USADA, retroactive to February 6, 2017.[37]

Having served his suspension, Rothwell returned to face Blagoy Ivanov on March 9, 2019, at UFC Fight Night 146.[38] He lost the fight by unanimous decision.[39]

A rematch with Andrei Arlovski took place on July 20, 2019 at UFC on ESPN 4.[40] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[41]

Rothwell faced Stefan Struve on December 7, 2019 at UFC on ESPN 7.[42] He won the fight via technical knockout in round two.[43] The finish was controversial as Rothwell had accidentally hit Struve in the groin twice and was docked one point for these infractions in the second round. The referee encouraged the compromised Struve to continue, resulting in a finish for Rothwell late in the second round.[44]

Rothwell was scheduled to face Gian Villante on April 18, 2020 at UFC 249.[45] However, the event and Rothwell's scheduled bout against Villante was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[46]

Rothwell faced Ovince Saint Preux at UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Teixeira on May 13, 2020.[47] He won the fight via split decision.[48]

Rothwell faced Marcin Tybura on October 11, 2020 at UFC Fight Night 179.[49] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[50]

Rothwell was scheduled to face Philipe Lins on March 13, 2021 at UFC Fight Night 187.[51] However, during the week leading up to the event the bout was removed from the card due to undisclosed reasons. The pairing remained intact and [52] the bout was rescheduled on May 8, 2021 at UFC on ESPN 24.[53] While Rothwell made weight without issue, Lins never showed up to the weigh-ins and withdrew from the bout due to an illness.[54] The bout was rescheduled again for May 22, 2021 at UFC Fight Night: Font vs. Garbrandt.[55] However, yet again, Lins was pulled from the event for undisclosed reason and he was replaced by newcomer Askhar Mozharov.[56] Just hours later, the Ukrainian announced he would not be able to get a visa in time for the event,[57] and he was replaced by Chris Barnett.[58] He won the fight via guillotine choke submission in the second round.[59]

Rothwell faced Marcos Rogério de Lima on November 13, 2021 at UFC Fight Night 197.[60] After Rothwell was stunned multiple times on the feet, referee Herb Dean stepped in to stop the fight, though he allowed Rothwell to attempt a takedown before officially calling off the fight as a TKO win for Lima.[61]

Personal lifeEdit

Rothwell attended Waukesha County Technical College where he earned a technical degree in collision repair. Aside from working in his parents' restaurant, he worked in a body shop and as a labor union construction worker in Chicago, Illinois.[62]

Rothwell is married and has a daughter, and a son Odin (born 2021).[63] Currently, Rothwell and his wife own Rothwell Mixed Martial Arts in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Rothwell MMA, established in 2011, teaches MMA, kickboxing, boxing, Muay Thai, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, wrestling, self-defense, yoga, and fitness to children and adults of all ages and experience levels. Rothwell is also the head coach for an MMA competition team of 30 amateur and professional MMA fighters. They often compete as a team at Wisconsin Xtreme Cage Fighting (WXCF) events at Racine Memorial Hall.

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial artsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
53 matches 39 wins 14 losses
By knockout 28 5
By submission 7 2
By decision 4 7
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 39–14 Marcos Rogério de Lima TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Rodríguez November 13, 2021 1 0:32 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 39–13 Chris Barnett Submission (guillotine choke) UFC Fight Night: Font vs. Garbrandt May 22, 2021 2 2:07 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 38–13 Marcin Tybura Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Moraes vs. Sandhagen October 11, 2020 3 5:00 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Win 38–12 Ovince Saint Preux Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Teixeira May 13, 2020 3 5:00 Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Win 37–12 Stefan Struve TKO (punches) UFC on ESPN: Overeem vs. Rozenstruik December 7, 2019 2 4:57 Washington, D.C., United States
Loss 36–12 Andrei Arlovski Decision (unanimous) UFC on ESPN: dos Anjos vs. Edwards July 20, 2019 3 5:00 San Antonio, Texas, United States
Loss 36–11 Blagoy Ivanov Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. dos Santos March 9, 2019 3 5:00 Wichita, Kansas, United States
Loss 36–10 Junior dos Santos Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Rothwell vs. dos Santos April 10, 2016 5 5:00 Zagreb, Croatia
Win 36–9 Josh Barnett Submission (guillotine choke) UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Bader January 30, 2016 2 3:48 Newark, New Jersey, United States Performance of the Night.
Win 35–9 Matt Mitrione Submission (guillotine choke) UFC Fight Night: Boetsch vs. Henderson June 6, 2015 1 1:54 New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Win 34–9 Alistair Overeem TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Jacare vs. Mousasi September 5, 2014 1 2:19 Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States Performance of the Night.
Win 33–9 Brandon Vera TKO (punches) UFC 164 August 31, 2013 3 1:54 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Rothwell suspended after testing positive for elevated testosterone levels.
Loss 32–9 Gabriel Gonzaga Submission (guillotine choke) UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Bisping January 19, 2013 2 1:01 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 32–8 Brendan Schaub KO (punches) UFC 145 April 21, 2012 1 1:10 Atlanta, Georgia, United States Knockout of the Night.
Loss 31–8 Mark Hunt Decision (unanimous) UFC 135 September 24, 2011 3 5:00 Denver, Colorado, United States
Win 31–7 Gilbert Yvel Decision (unanimous) UFC 115 June 12, 2010 3 5:00 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Loss 30–7 Cain Velasquez TKO (punches) UFC 104 October 24, 2009 2 0:58 Los Angeles, California, United States
Win 30–6 Chris Guillen TKO (submission to elbows) Adrenaline MMA 2: Miletich vs. Denny December 11, 2008 1 3:30 Moline, Illinois, United States
Loss 29–6 Andrei Arlovski KO (punches) Affliction: Banned July 19, 2008 3 1:13 Anaheim, California, United States
Win 29–5 Ricco Rodriguez Decision (unanimous) IFL: 2007 Team Championship final September 20, 2007 3 4:00 Hollywood, Florida, United States
Win 28–5 Krzysztof Soszyński TKO (punches) IFL: 2007 semifinals August 2, 2007 1 0:13 East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States
Win 27–5 Travis Fulton Submission (kimura) IFL: Chicago May 19, 2007 2 3:11 Chicago, Illinois, United States
Win 26–5 Roy Nelson Decision (split) IFL: Moline April 7, 2007 3 4:00 Moline, Illinois, United States
Win 25–5 Matt Thompson TKO (punches) IFL: Houston February 2, 2007 2 1:47 Houston, Texas, United States
Win 24–5 Devin Cole KO (head kick) IFL: Championship final December 29, 2006 1 3:16 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States
Win 23–5 Wojtek Kaszowski Submission (americana) IFL: World Championship semifinals November 2, 2006 1 3:14 Portland, Oregon, United States
Win 22–5 Bryan Vetell KO (punch) IFL: Gracie vs. Miletich September 23, 2006 1 3:17 Moline, Illinois, United States
Win 21–5 Krzysztof Soszyński TKO (punches) IFL: Legends Championship 2006 April 29, 2006 1 3:59 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 20–5 Dan Bobish KO (knee) GFC: Team Gracie vs Team Hammer House March 3, 2006 1 4:20 Columbus, Ohio, United States
Win 19–5 Joey Smith TKO (submission to punches) ISCF: Gladiators X February 24, 2006 1 N/A Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Win 18–5 Don Richard TKO (punches) KOTC: Conquest December 3, 2005 1 3:32 Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Win 17–5 Allan Weickert TKO (punches) GFS: Fight Nite in the Flats September 17, 2005 1 3:45 Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Loss 16–5 Dan Christison Submission (kimura) Euphoria: USA vs World February 26, 2005 3 0:57 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 16–4 Jonathan Wiezorek TKO (punches) Euphoria: Road to the Titles October 15, 2004 1 1:09 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 15–4 Matt Bear TKO (submission to punches) Ultimate Throwdown July 16, 2004 1 2:57 Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Loss 14–4 Carlos Barreto KO (head kick) Heat FC 1: Genesis July 31, 2003 1 N/A Natal, Brazil
Win 14–3 Royce Louck TKO (doctor stoppage) Freestyle Combat Challenge 11 June 28, 2003 1 N/A Racine, Wisconsin, United States
Loss 13–3 Ibragim Magomedov TKO (retirement) M-1 MFC: Russia vs. the World 4 November 15, 2002 1 10:00 St. Petersburg, Russia Scheduled for one 10-minute round.
Win 13–2 Travis Fulton TKO (injury) Freestyle Combat Challenge 8 October 4, 2002 1 5:00 Racine, Wisconsin, United States
Win 12–2 Johnathan Ivey TKO (doctor stoppage) USMMA 2: Ring of Fury September 21, 2002 1 1:14 Lowell, Massachusetts, United States Won the USMMA Heavyweight Championship.
Loss 11–2 Mike Whitehead Decision (unanimous) SB 24: Return of the Heavyweights 2 April 27, 2002 2 5:00 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win 11–1 Kerry Schall TKO (neck injury) 2 2:10 Schall fell out of the ring.
Win 10–1 Curtis Crawford Submission (forearm choke) SB 24: Return of the Heavyweights 1 April 26, 2002 1 1:03 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win 9–1 Mike Priest TKO (injury) Freestyle Combat Challenge 7 March 23, 2002 1 N/A Racine, Wisconsin, United States
Win 8–1 Mike Radnov TKO (doctor stoppage) Extreme Challenge 46 February 16, 2002 1 5:54 Clive, Iowa, United States
Win 7–1 Kerry Schall TKO (foot injury) 1 7:29
Win 6–1 Mike Marshalleck TKO (punches) Freestyle Combat Challenge 6 January 5, 2002 1 0:38 Racine, Wisconsin, United States
Win 5–1 Steve Hutson Submission (arm-triangle choke) SC 8: Fight Night November 10, 2001 1 3:35 LaSalle, Illinois, United States
Loss 4–1 Tim Sylvia Decision (unanimous) Extreme Challenge 42 August 24, 2001 3 5:00 Davenport, Iowa, United States
Win 4–0 Billy Herrington TKO (submission to knees) Iowa Challenge 2 August 11, 2001 1 1:07 Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
Win 3–0 Darren Block KO (punch) Dangerzone: Auburn April 28, 2001 1 0:16 Auburn, Indiana, United States
Win 2–0 Anthony Ferguson TKO (referee stoppage) 1 1:00
Win 1–0 Rob Shinkle TKO (corner stoppage) Freestyle Combat Challenge 3 January 6, 2001 1 0:21 Racine, Wisconsin, United States


Kickboxing record (Incomplete)Edit

Kickboxing record
3 wins, 0 losses
Date Result Opponent Event Location Method Round Time
2005-10-21 Win   Justice Smith ISCF: Colosseum Returns Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA DQ (low blows) 1 N/A
2005-01-23 Win   Nobu Hayashi Shootboxing 2005: Ground Zero Fukuoka Fukuoka, Japan Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00
Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

See alsoEdit


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