This fighter is currently serving a suspension by an ABC-recognized athletic commission (MPTNAC, Connecticut)
Pro Record: 30-9-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Team: Miletich Martial Arts
Age: 32
Sex: Male
Height: 6 Feet. 4 Inch(es).
Weight: 265 lbs.
Out of: Bettendorf, WI
Born: Kenosha, WI
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Ben Rothwell's Professional Record

Date Result Opponent Event Method Round Time
09/05/2014 Win Alistair Overeem UFC Fight Night 50: Mousasi vs Souza TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage 1 2:19
08/31/2013 Win Brandon Vera UFC 164: Pettis vs. Henderson TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 3 1:54
01/19/2013 Loss Gabriel Gonzaga UFC on FX: Bisping vs. Belfort Submission Guillotine Choke 2 1:01
04/21/2012 Win Brendan Schaub UFC 145 Jones vs. Evans KO 1 1:10
09/24/2011 Loss Mark Hunt UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage Decision Unanimous Decision 3
06/12/2010 Win Gilbert Yvel UFC 115: Liddell vs. Franklin Decision Unanimous Decision 3
10/24/2009 Loss Cain Velasquez UFC 104: Machida vs Shogun TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 2 0:58
12/11/2008 Win Chris Guillen Adrenaline MMA II Submission Strikes 1 3:40
07/19/2008 Loss Andrei Arlovski Affliction: Banned KO Strike 3 1:13
09/20/2007 Win Ricco Rodriguez International Fight League: World Championship Finals Decision Unanimous Decision 3
08/02/2007 Win Krzysztof Soszynski International Fight League: 2007 Semifinals TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 1 0:13
NSF 05/19/2007 Win Travis Fulton International Fight League: Chicago 05/19/07 Submission Kimura 2 3:11
NSF 04/07/2007 Win Roy Nelson International Fight League: 2007 Season Decision Split Decision 3
02/02/2007 Win Matthew Thompson International Fight League: 2007 Season TKO/RSC 2 1:47
NSF 12/29/2006 Win Devin Cole International Fight League: World Team Championship Finals TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 1 3:16
NSF 11/02/2006 Win Wojtek Kaszowski International Fight League: World Team Semi-Finals Submission Keylock 1 3:14
NSF 09/23/2006 Win Bryan Vetell International Fight League: World Team Championship KO 1 3:17
04/29/2006 Win Krzysztof Soszynski International Fight League: 2006 Legends Tournament TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 1 3:59
03/02/2006 Win Dan Bobish Gracie Fighting Championships: Team Gracie vs. Team Hammer House TKO/RSC 1 0:00
NSF 02/24/2006 Win Joey Smith Gladiators Fighting Series: Gladiators X Submission Strikes 1
NSF 12/03/2005 Win Donald Richard King of the Cage: Conquest TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage 1 3:32
NSF 09/17/2005 Win Allan Weickert Gladiators Fighting Series: Fight Nite in the Flats TKO/RSC 1 3:45
02/26/2005 Loss Daniel Christison Mixed Fighting Championship 3: USA vs. the World Submission Kimura 3
10/15/2004 Win Jonathan Wiezorek Mixed Fighting Championship 2: Road to the Titles TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 1 1:09
NSF 07/16/2004 Win Matt Bear Ultimate Throwdown Submission Knees 1 2:57
NSF 07/31/2003 Loss Carlos Barreto Heat Fighting Championships 1 KO Kick 1
NSF 06/28/2003 Win Royce Lueck Freestyle Combat Challenge 11 TKO/RSC Strikes 1
NSF 11/15/2002 Loss Ibragim Magomedov M-1 Mix- Fight: Russia vs the World 4 TKO/RSC Didn't Answer the bell for Round 2 1 10:00
NSF 10/04/2002 Win Travis Fulton Freestyle Combat Challenge 8 Submission Injury 1
NSF 09/21/2002 Win Johnathan Ivey Ring of Fury 2 TKO/RSC Doctor Stoppage from a Cut 1 1:14
NSF 04/27/2002 Win Kerry Schall Superbrawl 24: Return of the Heavyweights Day 2 TKO/RSC Injury ( Schall fell out of the Ring ) 2 2:10
NSF 04/27/2002 Loss Mike Whitehead Superbrawl 24: Return of the Heavyweights Day 2 Decision Unanimous Decision (20-18), (20-18), (20-18 2
NSF 04/26/2002 Win Curtis Crawford Superbrawl 24: Return of the Heavyweights Day 1 Submission Forearm Choke 1 1:03
NSF 03/23/2002 Win Mike Priest Freestyle Combat Challenge 7 Submission Injury 1 0:00
NSF 02/16/2002 Win Kerry Schall Extreme Challenge 46: Return of the Heavyweights Submission Verbal 1
NSF 02/16/2002 Win Mike Radnov Extreme Challenge 46: Return of the Heavyweights TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage 2
NSF 01/05/2002 Win Michael Marshalleck Freestyle Combat Challenge 6 TKO/RSC 1 0:38
NSF 08/24/2001 Loss Tim Sylvia Extreme Challenge 42 Decision Unanimous Decision 3
NSF 08/11/2001 Win Bill Billington Iowa Challenge 2: Gladiators Come to Fight Submission Verbal 1 1:07

Ben Rothwell's Amateur Record

Date Result Opponent Event Method Round Time
NSF 04/28/2001 Win Anthony Ferguson Danger Zone 9: Auburn TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage 1 1:00
NSF 04/28/2001 Win Darren Block Danger Zone 9: Auburn KO 1 0:16
NSF 05/20/2000 Win Mike Hall Danger Zone 5: Ft. Wayne 2 KO 1 0:17
NSF 05/20/2000 Win Ron Faircloth Danger Zone 5: Ft. Wayne 2 Submission 1 2:55
NSF 06/25/1999 Win Nick Bartlett Ultimate Wrestling Minnesota: Ultimate Wrestling Minnesota 2 Submission Punches 1 1:22
NSF 06/25/1999 Win Pete Delmutti Ultimate Wrestling Minnesota: Ultimate Wrestling Minnesota 2 Submission Punches 1 3:48
: Bout results verified by an official State, Tribal, Provincial, or Municipal Commission.
NSF: Non Sanctioned Fight
* : For a variety of reasons, including weight disparity and the demands of entertainment, Exhibition Bouts are held, in which the contest is unscripted and hard fought, but the results do not count on a fighter's Official Record.
NC: Fight Declared No Contest

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Fighter Bio

Career

Ben Rothwell (born October 17, 1981 in Kenosha, Wisconsin) is an American professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. He is currently fighting for the Quad City Silverbacks of the International Fight League.

With a personality as big as his 6’5” frame, Rothwell is one of the most entertaining athletes in the IFL. He has rattled off 11 knockouts among his first 17 MMA victories, with a flair that crowds enjoy.

Rothwell cites his mother, who along with his father own and manage a historic restaurant, fiance and daughter as the most motivational people in his life. When not competing, Rothwell is an avid cook.