Ben Rothwell: My submissions are like cheat codes - no one knows what I'm doing

Ben Rothwell was always a hard-hitting, tough, and durable scrapper. In recent fights, however, the near 17-year veteran is showing a new slick side to his skills.Under the tutelage of Rickson Gracie Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Luiz Claudio, Rothwell is suddenly lethal with front chokes. This past summer, he finished Matt Mitrione with one.On Saturday, Rothwell became the first...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Hitlist: The 5 top moments of UFC on FOX

Saturday's free UFC on FOX card in Newardk, New Jersey provided a lot of action and surprises. From shocking submissions to underdogs proving the world wrong, and more, below are our five favorite moments from the big event.Ben Rothwell's submissionWhen I spoke to him before his fight with Josh Barnett on Saturday, Ben Rothwell spent a lot of time praising his coach Luiz Claudio...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Rothwell taps Josh Barnett, sends a warning to the heavyweight division

Everybody knew Ben Rothwell had knockout power in his hands, but no one would have predicted that he would earn his fourth win in a row by submitting Josh Barnett in the second round with his favorite front choke.Rothwell has been riding a wave of momentum lately with an impressive win streak that included victories over Alistair Overeem and Matt Mitrione, but he still came into...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Mitrione to undergo surgery on broken orbital this week

There's a reason why the area around UFC heavyweight Matt Mitrione's right eye looked so gross and damaged - it was. Ariel Helwani reports that the big man's right orbital was broken in his fight against Travis Browne, and that he's having surgery to repair it early this week.Mitrione was poked in the eye repeatedly by Browne, without the referee recognizing some of them and with...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Mitrione Posts Gruesome Pic Of Broken Orbital Floor

Here’s an image to add to your, “Oh dear God I wish I never saw that” list. UFC heavyweight Matt Mitrione (pictured) posted a selfie Sunday night showing off his ballooned right eye. Mitrione suffered the broken orbital floor in his right eye during the controversial TKO defeat to Travis Browne, who is taking tons of heat for the two accidental eye pokes he landed on Mitrione’s...
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Travis Browne Doesn’t See Any Controversy After Eye Pokes Vs. Matt Mitrione

BOSTON — Boos started to echo all throughout TD Garden at UFC Fight Night Boston on Sunday night after the Travis Browne-Matt Mitrione fight was stopped for a second time. Browne had just poked Mitrione’s eye again, and the fans were voicing their disapproval with the heavyweight fighter. However, Mitrione was looked at and cleared by doctors, and the fight went on without any penalties...
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Mitrione eye injury is broken orbital floor

We have seen some nasty battle wounds suffered by those involved in combat sports, but the eye injury suffered by Matt Mitrione may be the worst ever. Mitrione was poked in the eye twice during his fight against Travis Browne for the UFC Fight Night card. Browne said the eye pokes were inadvertent, but they did a lot of damage and made it extremely difficult for Mitrione to compete...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC fighter Matt Mitrione’s eye does not look okay

UFC Fight Night 81 took place on Sunday in Boston, and the fact Matt Mitrione suffered a TKO loss to Travis Browne was far secondary to what his right eye looked like after the fight. This is swelling from hell. It’s not suitable for life. Hide your children. You’ve been warned.
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Mitrione suffers mangled eye in TKO loss to Travis Browne

Matt Mitrione came up on the wrong end of a TKO loss to Travis Browne on Sunday night and his eye may have taken the brunt of the punishment.Mitrione actually suffered two separate eye pokes from Browne during the fight in the same right eye that looked like it might stop the fight when the doctor was forced to look at him on the second occasion.The referee opted not to take a point...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

#UFCBoston: Matt Mitrione's Shoulder Gets Seriously Messed Up After Getting Slammed By Travis Browne

It is one thing to lose a fight, but it is another to lose and be in serious pain afterwards. With the injuries that Matt Mitrione suffered during his fight with Travis Browne Sunday night in Boston he must have been in serious pain when it was all over. First, there was the eye.After he got slammed his shoulder didn't look anything like what a shoulder is supposed to look like:...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Travis Browne Pokes Matt Mitrione In Eye, Causing Crazy Swelling (Photo)

Travis Browne, accidentally or not, caused a lot of trouble for Matt Mitrione by poking him in the eye at least once in their heavyweight bout at UFC Fight Night Boston on Sunday night. It caused Mitrione’s eye to swell quite a bit, making for a movie-like scene that drew a stunned response from the TD Garden crowd.
23 days ago  |  Discuss

#UFCBoston: Matt Mitrione's Eye Gets Seriously Messed Up Against Travis Browne

Injuries are a part of any sport, but when the sport involves hand to hand combat like mixed martial arts the injuries can sometimes be pretty gruesome. Such was the case in Boston for Fight Night 81 during the Travis Browne-Matt Mitrione fight.At some point during the contest Browne must have done something to Mitrione's eye because it certainly looks pretty messed up here: ...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Travis Browne Defeats Matt Mitrione By TKO At UFC Fight Night 81

Travis Browne finished Matt Mitrione by TKO with hard ground and pound in the third round of their heavyweight encounter tonight at UFC Fight Night 81 in Boston. Round One: Body kick from Browne. Both men throw a kick simultaneously with entiehr landing cleanly. Leg kick from Mitrione as Browne tries to counter with a […]
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 81 preview and predictions

It’s fight day! After the NFL playoffs wrap up on Sunday, the Ultimate Fighting Championship will be airing on FOX Sports 1 with a free title fight and loaded card at the TD Garden in Boston. In the main event, former bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz finally gets his chance to reclaim the title in a highly-anticipated matchup with current champion TJ Dillashaw. In the main event...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 81 Weigh-In Results And Video

The UFC Fight Night 81 weigh-ins have just taken place in Boston and you can see what all the fighters tipped the scales at below. — Main Card: Champ T.J. Dillashaw (135) vs. Dominick Cruz (135) – for bantamweight title Eddie Alvarez (155.5) vs. Anthony Pettis (155.5) Travis Browne (238) vs. Matt Mitrione (249) Ross […]
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 81 Pre-Fight Interviews

Below you’ll find UFC Fight Night 81 pre-fight interviews with a number of the stars of Sunday night’s show in Boston. — TJ Dillashaw: Dominick Cruz: Anthony Pettis: Eddie Alvarez: Travis Browne: Matt Mitrione: Paul Felder: Props:
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Fight Pass begins a strong 2016 campaign with UFC Fight Night 81 prelims

David Bowie died yesterday. While that has little to nothing to do with the world of mixed martial arts (unless you count the fact Rashad Evans walked out to a Bowie song back at UFC 78), I would feel remiss without at least mentioning it in some ancillary fashion. So, while it’s no New York Times obit, here’s to Ziggy, fight fans. He played guitar after all. Heartbreak aside...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Barnett vs. Ben Rothwell joins FOX UFC Fight Night in New Jersey

Top 10 heavyweights Josh Barnett and Ben Rothwell are set to do battle as part of the FOX UFC Fight Night card in Newark, New Jersey on Jan. 30.Both fighters are coming off recent wins with Barnett taking out Roy Nelson in Japan while Rothwell put away Matt Mitrione this past June.For his fight with Nelson in September, Barnett underwent a radical transformation with a nutrition...
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November 24, 2015  |  Discuss

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

Dillashaw vs. Cruz confirmed for UFC Boston; Browne vs. Mitrione also added to card

It's official - Dominick Cruz will challenge TJ Dillashaw for the bantamweight title that he never lost in the ring on Jan. 17 in Boston. The city was targeted for the championship grudge match but the UFC announced the news Wed. night on its website. The former bantamweight champion Cruz has not lost a fight since 2007, but he has also fought just once since Oct. 2, 2011 because...
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October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 81 Adds Travis Browne Vs Matt Mitrione; Boetsch Vs Herman

The UFC Fight Night 81 event in Boston on January 17th has been bolstered by the addition of two new bouts. First up, controversial heavyweight Travis Browne will fight Matt Mitrione in what looks destined to be a main card scrap. Browne was suspended from the UFC for several months this year by the promotion after claims of domestic abuse from his estranged wife, but after the subsequent...
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October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Travis Browne wants Matt Mitrione next in November or December

Following a temporary suspension that was lifted just days ago, Travis Browne is anxious to get back in action and he already has an opponent in mind. Browne was benched recently after domestic violence allegations were made against him, but ultimately following an investigation that showed inconclusive evidence, his suspension was removed and now he can resume his career. Getting...
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September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Brendan Schaub on experience, perspective & the highs & lows of fighting

The Fighter and The Kid podcast co-host Brendan Schaub got a call from his friend Matt Mitrione last Saturday as the UFC heavyweight sat in his locker room after a tough submission loss to Ben Rothwell. The two talked tactics, and the future, but most importantly, Schaub talked to his buddy about perspective. "I was just trying to make it a little less, but I told him before I went...
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June 10, 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

UFC Fight Night 68 Video Highlights

UFC Fight Night 68 provided an evening full of exciting finishes and you can watch highlights from all the main card bouts below courtesy of FOX Sports 1. — Dan Henderson Vs Tim Boetsch: Matt Mitrione Vs Ben Rothwell: Dustin Poirier Vs Yancy Medeiros: Joe Soto Vs Anthony Birchak: Francisco Rivera Vs Alex Caceras:
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June 07, 2015  |  Discuss
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