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Top UFC Heavyweight Ben Rothwell Flagged For Potential Anti-Doping Violation

UFC 211, which takes place at the American Airlines Center in Dallas on May 13th, gained one exciting match-up on Tuesday but lost another. UFC officials confirmed that lightweights Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier have verbally agreed to meet at the event, but the heavyweight scrap between former champion Fabricio Werdum and Ben Rothwell is off. That’s because Rothwell, who …

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Ben Rothwell Takes A Cheeky Shot At Dana White Over Creation Of Meaningless Interim Titles

The creation of interim titles seems to have become a promotional tool of sorts for the UFC over the last couple of months. When a light-heavyweight title fight between champion Daniel Cormier and Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson was scrapped in late November after ‘D.C’ suffered an injury, UFC brass promoted Max Holloway vs Anthony Pettis to the headline slot of UFC …

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Ben Rothwell Blasts “Man-Wh*re” Travis Browne And “Sugar Mama” Ronda Rousey In Explosive Rant

NEWARK, NJ - JANUARY 30: Ben Rothwell of the United States celebrates his second round submission win by guillotine choke against Josh Barnett (not pictured) of the United States as he leaves the Octagon after their heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at the Prudential Center on January 30, 2016 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

UFC heavyweight Ben Rothwell has had a pop at fighting couple Travis Browne and Ronda Rousey. It’s no secret that 2016 hasn’t been the best year for UFC pair Travis Browne and Ronda Rousey. Browne suffered back-to-back losses to Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum while Rousey was demolished in her comeback fight against Amanda Nunes at UFC 207. Browne has been …

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Ben Rothwell Lays Into Fabricio Werdum, Claims Cain Velasquez Wanted To Be Pulled From UFC 207

According to heavyweight veteran Ben Rothwell, Cain Velasquez got exactly what he wanted when he was pulled from UFC 207 and a scheduled bout with old rival Fabricio Werdum by the Nevada Athletic Commission(NAC) over the weekend. Velasquez was removed from this Friday’s line up due to concerns over his fitness, concerns that arose after the former UFC heavyweight champion …

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Urijah Faber To Face Jimmie Rivera In September At UFC 203

The events of UFC 199 seemed to have been enough to push Urijah Faber into retirement. The former WEC featherweight champion entered his third unsuccessful bid at securing UFC gold, the fourth if you include an interim-title loss to Renan Barao back in 2012, and it was his oldest and bitterest rival, Dominick Cruz that denied him once again. The …

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Strong UFC Hamburg Card Taking Shape

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The UFC announced as of yesterday that a heavyweight match-up is to headline UFC Fight Night 93 in Hamburg on September 3 with veterans Andrei Arvolski (25-12) and Josh Barnett (34-8) set to square off for the first time in the octagon. Despite a wealth of experience shared between the two with nearly forty years and eighty fights under their …

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Another Huge Heavyweight Clash Has Been Added To UFC 203

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 13: Dana White, UFC President, speaks during a press conference to announce commitment to bring UFC to Madison Square Garden and New York State at Madison Square Garden on January 13, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Cohen/Getty Images)

Former heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum will lock horns with Ben Rothwell this September at UFC 203, on the same card as the man who recently relinquished him of the title. The bout was confirmed at Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 88 event, which saw bantamweight Cody Garbrandt stay undefeated after his knockout of Thomas Almeida in the main event. Werdum is still recovering from his knockout …

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Junior Dos Santos Rolls Back The Years With Huge Victory At UFC Zagreb

PHOENIX, AZ - DECEMBER 13: Junior dos Santos celebrates before defeating Stipe Miocic (not pictured) by unanimous decision in their heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at the at U.S. Airways Center on December 13, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Junior Dos Santos put on a boxing clinic in his main event showdown with Ben Rothwell in Croatia, winning the bout by unanimous decision. Scoring 50-45 on all three judges scorecards, ‘Cigano’ controlled the fight from start to finish. Dos Santos’ chin has been questioned in recent years after dropping three of his last five fights, with the last two losses …

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Is The UFC’s War On PEDs Damaging The Company’s History?

As news is circulating that Frank Mir has been accused of a possible violation by USADA, one has to question the damage that recent violations are having on the reputation of the fighters in question. While Mir has not been found guilty and should be presumed innocent until proven guilty, as a former heavyweight champion it would be extremely hurtful …

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UFC Fight Night Zagreb: Predictions – Part 2

PHOENIX, AZ - DECEMBER 13: Junior dos Santos celebrates before defeating Stipe Miocic (not pictured) by unanimous decision in their heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at the at U.S. Airways Center on December 13, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The UFC is hosting its very first card in Zagreb, Croatia this weekend and they have packed the card full of exciting fights.  With five of the 13 bouts taking place in the heavyweight division, the card is reminiscent of UFC 146, which also had five heavyweight bouts. On that night none of those fights went the distance as the …

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Intriguing Heavyweight Clash To Headline The UFC’s April Card In Zagreb

The UFC have announced that their April 10th card from Zagreb, Croatia will be headlined by a heavyweight contest between Ben Rothwell and former champion Junior Dos Santos. BREAKING: Heavyweights @RothwellFighter vs. @junior_cigano meet at #UFCZagreb! Tix: https://t.co/Mqd2Cy2WJf pic.twitter.com/zy4RC0NAwd — UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) February 8, 2016 The Fight Night event marks the promotion’s first excursion into the Croatian market and …

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Ben Rothwell’s Post-Fight Speech was a Bit… Strange.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returned to New Orleans for the first time in four years this past Saturday night with an action packed card and a strange post-fight speech from Ben Rothwell. Ben Rothwell (35-9) featured in the UFC Fight Night co-main event against fellow heavyweight Matt Mitrione (9-4). An impressive performance from Rothwell saw him claim victory via guillotine …

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UFC New Orleans Preview

The Big Easy hosts an event this Saturday night that features one of the greatest of all time. Main Card (Fox Sports 1/Bt Sports 1) Middleweight: Tim Boetsch vs. Dan Henderson Heavyweight: Ben Rothwell vs. Matt Mitrione Lightweight: Dustin Poirier vs. Yancy Medeiros Featherweight: Thiago Tavares vs. Brian Ortega Bantamweight: Joe Soto vs. Anthony Birchak BW: Alex Caceres vs. Francisco …

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