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Ben Rothwell Irate With Matt Mitrione, Pulled From UFC Fight Night 76

With the UFC unable to secure a last-second substitute to replace injured Stipe Miocic to meet Ben Rothwell (pictured) on October 24, the promotion has decided to pull Rothwell from the lineup.The show’s new co-main event will now be – wait for it – the lightweight scrap between Reza Madadi and Norman Parke…According to UFC officials, Rothwell will still make the trek to...
October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 68: Matt Mitrione vs. Ben Rothwell (Video Highlights)

Why did you shoot, Matt Mitrione? The fight didn’t last long, but things were looking decent for Mitrione until he decided to go for a takedown – a sloppy one, at that.Mitrione left his neck open and Ben Rothwell (pictured) quickly took advantage and slapped on a front choke. Mitrione didn’t hesitate to tap out.UFC Fight Night 68 took place inside Smoothie King Center in New...
June 07, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ben Rothwell goes full on maniac heel after submitting Matt Mitrione

Just when we though UFC Fight Night 68 couldn’t get any better, the night took a strange turn during Ben Rothwell’s post-fight interview with Jon Anik. It was a nasty front guillotine choke following a takedown from Mitrione that forced the TUF 10 alum to do a double tap with just under two minutes into the opening stanza. This extended Rothwell’s win streak to three inside...
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June 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Ben Rothwell's Post-Fight Interview Was Better Than the Fight with Matt Mitrione

Matt Mitrione deserved to lose this one.What the heck was he thinking when he decided to tackle a guy that was heavier and taller than him practically standing up? If you are going to do that you should (1) go low so you can have a reason able chance to take him down (2) be quick enough to get up so he doesn't get the upper hand on you and choke you out.Just like Big Ben did.via RedditRead more »
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June 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Ben Rothwell gets quick tap from Matt Mitrione with first round submission

Ben Rothwell is best known as a prolific knockout artist, but he showed Matt Mitrione he's got a few submissions up his sleeve as well after slapping on a front choke to get the tap out early in the first round. Rothwell came into the fight ranked No. 9 in the world ahead of Mitrione at No. 13, but despite the numbers attached to each of their names, the Wisconsin native came in...
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June 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Ben Rothwell Submits Matt Mitrione In Opening Round At UFC Fight Night 68

Ben Rothwell continued the UFC Fight Night 68 main card theme of swift finishes with a first round submission stoppage against Matt Mitrione in the co-main event. Round One: No touch of the gloves from Mitrione as they start. Mitrione throws a left hand but misses. Rothwell lands a leg kick. Mitrione light on his feet and lands a punch. Left and a right from Mitrione. Rothwell...
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June 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Mitrione TKO’s Gabe Gonzaga At UFC On FOX 13

Matt Mitrione made short work of Gabe Gonzaga tonight at UFC On FOX 13, dropping him with a left hook counter in the first round of their main card opener. Round One: No touch of the gloves from Mitrione to start. Mitrione now moving around Gonzaga and lands a big punch as his opponent presses forward looking to land strikes of his own. Gonzaga with a shot flurry. A punch lands...
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December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Stefan Struve faints in locker room and has fight called off

Stefan Struve’s (pictured) 14-month hiatus from fighting will have to wait for another day, possibly, forever. Just minutes before the heavyweight was to fight Matt Mitrione at UFC 175, Struve fainted backstage and the bout has been canceled. “He was hyperventilating. They think it was a panic attack,” UFC president Dana White told media members sitting in press row. It was...
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Mitrione, Dong Hyun Kim, Yui Chul Nam and Kazuki Tokudome Bonuses at TUF China Finale

After a surprisingly exciting night of MMA action, UFC president Dana White awarded Matt Mitrione (pictured), Dong Hyun Kim, Yui Chul Nam and Kazuki Tokudome each an additional $50,000 for their special performances Saturday at “The Ultimate Fighter: China Finale.” Today’s card is exactly why the UFC restructured their Fight Night bonus system. Mitrione and Kim both posted...
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

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