Ben Rothwell responds to potential anti-doping policy violation

No. 5 ranked UFC heavyweight Ben Rothwell is the latest fighter to be flagged by USADA for a potential anti-doping policy violation. The result stems from an out of competition test taken last month and his scheduled bout against former champ Fabricio Werdum at UFC 211 in May is now in jeopardy and most likely is … Read more

Pro MMA Now heavyweight rankings

Heavyweight division is one of the oldest divisions in MMA. It has seen some of the most talented fighters in the history of MMA. From superstars like Fedor Emelianenko and Brock Lesnar to destructive monsters like Alistair Overeem and Randy Couture. To become a world champion in this division is an ultimate bragging right and … Read more

‘UFC Fight Night 86: Rothwell vs. dos Santos’ post-fight report

Man, what was Ben Rothwell doing? The guy who was on a four-fight stoppage winning streak and who gogo choked Josh Barnett back in January to become the first person to ever stop the former UFC heavyweight champion via actual submission — looked absolutely stumped against Junior dos Santos. The two squared off in the … Read more

UFC Fight Night: Rothwell vs. Dos Santos Full Card

The UFC Fight Night 86 event is set to take place Saturday, April 10, in Zagreb, Croatia. It will be the UFC’s first foray into that country, the home of former MMA great Mirko Cro Cop. The event will be headlined by the heavyweight scrap between Ben Rothwell and former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos … Read more

JDS says Rothwell only one willing to fight him

Well, Junior Dos Santos is back, at least in the media. He used to be the man to beat in the heavyweight division until Cain Velasquez pummeled him in to obscurity. Fabricio Werdum sits atop the division and the landscape of contenders has changed drastically. JDS is one of the few remaining old guard heavyweights … Read more

Werdum says Rothwell not yet deserving of title shot

During an interview on UFC Tonight on Wednesday UFC heavyweight champ Fabricio Werdum (20-5-1) shared his thoughts on Ben Rothwell (36-9) potentially being in line for a title shot. Rothwell is coming off a first round submission of Josh Barnett last week, becoming the first person to ever submit the former heavyweight champion. Despite the impressive … Read more

MMA This Week #4 with Dan ‘The Wolfman’ – Barnett and Sage tap, Pancrase review, Hendricks vs. Thompson preview

Pro MMA Now correspondent and Pancrase commentator on UFC Fight Pass, Dan “The Wolfman” Theodore is back with MMA This Week episode 4. Wolfman recaps the UFC on FOX 18 event that saw Ben Rothwell submit Josh Barnett in the co-headlier and Anthony Johnson make quick work of Ryan Bader in the main event. ‘Wolfman’ also … Read more

UFC on FOX 18 post-fight press conference live stream and video replay

Anthony “Rumble” Johnson secured his position as a top light heavyweight contender with a stunning first round knockout of Ryan Bader in the UFC on Fox 18 main event Saturday night in Newark, N.J. Ben Rothwell handed former UFC heavyweight champ Josh Barnett his first real submission loss in the co-headliner. And Sage Northcutt’s meteoric … Read more