Ben Rothwell has moved into the top five, heavyweight ranks, and it’s no coincidence this has happened during a run where he’s showcased some nasty submission skills.
For years, everyone’s understood that Rothwells’ a force to be reckoned with, since he has an iron chin and ridiculously heavy hands. Just ask Brendan Schaub. But, now that he’s thrown some scary chokes into the mix, he’s in the hunt for a title shot.
In advance of Rothwell’s bout with Junior dos Santos this Sunday at UFC FN 86, the promotion has posted the heavyweight’s win over Matt Mitrione. It was a fight that got folks talking about Rothwell’s submission game. You can check it out below.