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Ben Rothwell

Born October 17, 1981 (1981-10-17) (age 28)
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Other names Big Ben, North Star
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 265 lb (120 kg; 18.9 st)
Division 265
Reach 80 in
Fighting out of Davenport, Iowa
Team Miletich Martial Arts
Years active 2001–present
MMA record
Total 37
Wins 30
By knockout 17
By submission 11
By decision 2
Losses 7
By knockout 4
By submission 1
By decision 2
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: September 29, 2009

Ben Rothwell (born October 17, 1981 in Kenosha, Wisconsin) is an American professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. He is currently fighting for the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

In July 2008 he was ranked as the #10 heavyweight fighter in the world by Sherdog.[1]

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Biography

He began fighting in 1999 at the age of 17.

He trains under Pat Miletich and Duke Roufus.

Rothwell cites his mother Victoria, a caterer, (who along with his father own and manage a historic restaurant) his wife, and his daughter as the most motivational people in his life.

On September 21, 2007 Rothwell beat Ricco Rodriguez in the IFL finals but the Silverbacks fell short of a victory and lost the championship to Renzo Gracie's Pitbulls.

Rothwell also holds a 3–0 record in professional kickboxing.

Rothwell was set to meet Chase Gormley at Affliction Trilogy on August 1, 2009, before Affliction decided to cease MMA promotions, he instead met Cain Velasquez at UFC 104 where he lost by TKO at 0:58 of Round 2[2] due to strikes.

Rothwell is expected to face Mirko Filipović on February 21, 2010 at UFC 110.[3]

Personal life

Ben is married to Jen DeBoer and has a daughter, Alexis.[4]


Mixed martial arts record

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Croatia Mirko Filipović UFC 110 February 21, 2010 Sydney, Australia
Loss 30-7 United States Cain Velasquez TKO (Punches) UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun October 24, 2009 2 0:58 Los Angeles, California, United States UFC debut
Win 30–6 United States Chris Guillen TKO (Punches) Adrenaline MMA 2: Miletich vs. Denny December 11, 2008 1 3:30 Moline, Illinois, United States
Loss 29–6 Belarus Andrei Arlovski KO (Uppercut) Affliction: Banned July 19, 2008 3 1:13 Anaheim, California, United States
Win 29–5 United States Ricco Rodriguez Decision (Unanimous) IFL – 2007 Team Championship Final 02007-09-20 September 20, 2007 3 4:00 Hollywood, Florida, United States
Win 28–5 Canada Krzysztof Soszynski TKO (Strikes) IFL – 2007 Semifinals 02007-08-02 August 2, 2007 1 0:13 East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States
Win 27–5 United States Travis Fulton Submission (Kimura) IFL – Chicago 02007-05-19 May 19, 2007 2 3:11 Chicago, Illinois, United States
Win 26–5 United States Roy Nelson Decision (Split) IFL – Moline 02007-04-07 April 7, 2007 3 4:00 Moline, Illinois, United States
Win 25–5 United States Matt Thompson TKO (Punches) IFL – Houston 02007-02-02 February 2, 2007 2 1:47 Texas, United States
Win 24–5 United States Devin Cole KO (Kick) IFL – Championship Final 02006-12-29 December 29, 2006 1 3:16 Connecticut, United States
Win 23–5 Canada Wojtek Kaszowski Submission (Keylock) IFL – World Championship Semifinals 02006-11-02 November 2, 2006 1 3:14 Portland, Oregon, United States
Win 22–5 United States Bryan Vetell KO (Punch) IFL – Gracie vs. Miletich 02006-09-23 September 23, 2006 1 3:17 Moline, Illinois, United States
Win 21–5 Canada Krzysztof Soszynski TKO (Strikes) IFL – Legends Championship 2006 02006-04-29 April 29, 2006 1 3:59 New Jersey, United States
Win 20–5 United States Dan Bobish TKO (Knee) GFC – Team Gracie vs Team Hammer House 02006-03-03 March 3, 2006 1 4:20 Ohio, United States
Win 19–5 United States Joey Smith Submission (Strikes) ISCF – Gladiators X 02006-02-24 February 24, 2006 1 Wisconsin, United States
Win 18–5 United States Don Richard TKO KOTC – Conquest 02005-12-03 December 3, 2005 1 3:32 Alberta, Canada
Win 17–5 United States Allan Weickert TKO GFS – Fight Nite in the Flats 02005-09-17 September 17, 2005 1 3:45 Ohio, United States
Loss 16–5 United States Dan Christison Submission (Kimura) Euphoria – USA vs World 02005-02-26 February 26, 2005 3 0:57 New Jersey, United States
Win 16–4 United States Jonathan Wiezorek TKO Euphoria – Road to the Titles 02004-10-15 October 15, 2004 1 1:09 New Jersey, United States
Win 15–4 United States Matt Bear Submission (Strikes) UT – Ultimate Throwdown 02004-07-16 July 16, 2004 N/A Iowa, United States
Loss 14–4 Brazil Carlos Barreto KO Heat FC 1 – Genesis 02003-07-31 July 31, 2003 N/A Natal, Brazil
Win 14–3 United States Royce Louck TKO (Cut) FCC 11 – Freestyle Combat Challenge 11 02003-06-28 June 28, 2003 1 Wisconsin, United States
Loss 13–3 Russia Ibragim Magomedov TKO M-1 MFC – Russia vs the World 4 02002-11-15 November 15, 2002 1 10:00 St. Petersburg, Russia
Win 13–2 United States Travis Fulton Submission (Injury) FCC 8 – Freestyle Combat Challenge 8 02002-10-04 October 4, 2002 N/A Wisconsin, United States
Win 12–2 United States Johnathan Ivey TKO (Cut) USMMA 2 – Ring of Fury 02002-09-21 September 21, 2002 1 1:14 Massachusetts, United States
Win 11–2 United States Kerry Schall TKO (Neck Injury) SB 24 – Return of the Heavyweights 2 02002-04-27 April 27, 2002 2 2:10 Hawaii, United States
Loss 10–2 United States Mike Whitehead Decision (Unanimous) SB 24 – Return of the Heavyweights 2 02002-04-27 April 27, 2002 2 5:00 Hawaii, United States
Win 10–1 United States Curtis Crawford Submission (Choke) SB 24 – Return of the Heavyweights 1 02002-04-26 April 26, 2002 1 1:03 Hawaii, United States
Win 9–1 United States Mike Preist Submission FCC 7 – Freestyle Combat Challenge 7 02002-03-23 March 23, 2002 1 Wisconsin, United States
Win 8–1 United States Mike Radnov TKO (Cut) EC 46 – Extreme Challenge 46 02002-02-16 February 16, 2002 1 5:54 Iowa, United States
Win 7–1 United States Kerry Schall Submission (Broken Foot) EC 46 – Extreme Challenge 46 02002-02-16 February 16, 2002 1 7:29 Iowa, United States
Win 6–1 Canada Mike Marshalleck TKO FCC 6 – Freestyle Combat Challenge 6 02002-01-05 January 5, 2002 1 0:38 Wisconsin, United States
Win 5–1 United States Steve Hutson Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) SC 8 – Fight Night 02001-11-10 November 10, 2001 1 3:35 Illinois, United States
Loss 4–1 United States Tim Sylvia Decision EC 42 – Extreme Challenge 42 02001-08-24 August 24, 2001 3 5:00 Iowa, United States
Win 4–0 United States Bill Billington Submission (Knees) IC 2 – Iowa Challenge 2 02001-08-11 August 11, 2001 1 1:07 Iowa, United States
Win 3–0 United States Darren Block KO Dangerzone – Auburn 02001-04-28 April 28, 2001 1 0:16 Indiana, United States
Win 2–0 United States Anthony Ferguson TKO (Referee Stoppage) Dangerzone – Auburn 02001-04-28 April 28, 2001 1 1:00 Indiana, United States
Win 1–0 United States Rob Shinkle TKO (Towel) FCC 3 – Freestyle Combat Challenge 3 02001-01-06 January 6, 2001 1 0:21

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