Review: 2014-09-05, pretty good finish between Alistair Overeem and Ben Rothwell: it gets three stars (UFC Performance of the Night). The former K-1 world Gp and Strikeforce Hw champion Alistair Overeem entered this fight with a mma record of 37-13-0 (92% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.7 heavyweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Cain Velasquez); ‘the Reem’ fought twice in 2013 but he lost both fights: against Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva in February (=Overeem vs Silva) and to Travis Browne in August (=Overeem vs Browne). He came back to win in 2014 beating Frank Mir (=Overeem vs Mir).
His opponent, Ben Rothwell, has an official record of 33-9-0 (91% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.22 in the same weight class, he fought twice in 2013 as well, losing the first bout, against Gabriel Gonzaga (=Gonzaga vs Rothwell), but then he defeated Brandon Vera (=Rothwell vs Vera). Overeem vs Rothwell is on the undercard of Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza vs Gegard Mousasi 2 – UFC FN 50. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC Fight Night 50: Jacare vs Mousasi 2
Where: Foxwoods Resort Casino, Ledyard, Connecticut, USA
Division: heavyweight (265 lbs, 120 kg)
UFC FN 50 fight card (main card):
Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza vs Gegard Mousasi 2
Alistair Overeem vs Ben Rothwell
Matt Mitrione vs Derrick Lewis
Michael Chiesa vs Joe Lauzon
Overeem’s previous fight: Alistair Overeem vs Frank Mir
Rothwell’s previous fight: Ben Rothwell vs Brandon Vera
Overeem’s next fight: Alistair Overeem vs Stefan Struve
Rothwell’s next fight: Ben Rothwell vs Matt Mitrione
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