The black belt in Bjj and former Strikeforce and Ufc Hw champion Josh Barnett entered this fight with a pro record of 34-7-0 (83% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.12 heavyweight in the world. He lost to Travis Browne in 2013 (=Barnett vs Browne) but he came back to win in 2015 against Roy Nelson (=Barnett vs Nelson).
His opponent, Ben Rothwell, has a mma record of 35-9-0 (91% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.9 in the same weight class (currently the #1 in this division is Fabricio Werdum). He suffered his last defeat in 2013, against Gabriel Gonzaga (=Gonzaga vs Rothwell), but since then he has won three consecutive fights beating Matt Mitrione in his last one (=Rothwell vs Mitrione). Barnett vs Rothwell is on the undercard of Anthony Johnson vs Ryan Bader – UFC on Fox 18. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC on Fox 18: Johnson vs Bader
Where: Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey, USA
Division: heavyweight (265 lbs, 120 kg)
Barnett’s previous fight: Josh Barnett vs Roy Nelson
Rothwell’s previous fight: Ben Rothwell vs Matt Mitrione
Rothwell’s next fight: Junior dos Santos vs Ben Rothwell
Barnett’s next fight: Andrei Arlovski vs Josh Barnett
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