The black belt in judo, former world combat sambo and Wsof champion Blagoy Ivanov entered this fight with a professional record of 16-2-0 (75% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.21 heavyweight in the world but he comes off the loss against Junior dos Santos (Junior dos Santos vs Blagoy Ivanov); before this bout, in 2017, he had beat Shawn Jordan (Ivanov vs Jordan) and Caio Alencar (Blagoy Ivanov vs Caio Alencar).
His opponent, Ben Rothwell, has a mma record of 36-10-0 (92% finishing rate) but he is not ranked as he hasn’t fought since April 10, 2016 when he was defeated by Junior dos Santos (Junior dos Santos vs Ben Rothwell); before this fight he had won over Josh Barnett (Josh Barnett vs Ben Rothwell). Ivanov vs Rothwell is on the undercard of Derrick Lewis vs Junior dos Santos – UFC Fight Night 146 (UFC on ESPN+ 4). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC Fight Night 146: Lewis vs. dos Santos
Where: Intrust Bank Arena, Wichita, Kansas, USA
Division: heavyweight (265 lbs, 120 kg)
UFC Fight Night 146 fight card (main card):
Derrick Lewis vs Junior dos Santos
Curtis Millender vs Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos
Tim Means vs Niko Price
Blagoy Ivanov vs Ben Rothwell
Beneil Dariush vs Drew Dober
Tim Boetsch vs Omari Akhmedov
Ivanov’s previous fight: Junior dos Santos vs Blagoy Ivanov
Rothwell’s previous fight: Junior dos Santos vs Ben Rothwell
Ivanov’s next fight: Tai Tuivasa vs Blagoy Ivanov
Ivanov vs Rothwell Fight Video:
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