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Completed MMA Bout

Ben Rothwell vs. Mark Hunt

Main Card | Heavyweight · 265 lbs | MMA

Mark Hunt defeats Ben Rothwell via 3 Round Decision

Mark "Super Samoan" Hunt
Ben Rothwell

Round 3

Mark Hunt Ben Rothwell

"Super Samoan"

6-7-0   Pro Record At Fight   31-7-0
Climbed to 7-7   Record After Fight   Fell to 31-8
+300 (Moderate Underdog)   Betting Odds   -360 (Moderate Favorite)
New Zealand   Nationality   United States
Sydney, Australia   Fighting out of   Milwaukee, Wisconsin
37 years, 6 months, 1 day   Age at Fight   29 years, 11 months, 1 week
261.0 lbs (118.4 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   263.0 lbs (119.3 kgs)
5'10" (178cm)   Height   6'4" (194cm)
72.0" (183cm)   Reach   80.0" (203cm)
American Top Team   Gym   Rothwell MMA
UFC 135
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage
  • Date: Saturday 09.24.2011 at 09:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Adam Martinez
  • Venue: Pepsi Center
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Denver, Colorado, United States
  • Bout Billing: Main Card (fight 8 of 10)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 265 lbs (120.2 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • Rothwell Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Hunt Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
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Rothwell vs. Hunt Wiki Update Wiki

The eighth bout of UFC 135 featured Mark "Super Samoan" Hunt taking on Ben "Northstar" Rothwell in a heavyweight affair. Rothwell came into the fight 1-1 in the UFC and 31-7 overall. Hunt also came into the fight 1-1 in the UFC, and was 6-7 overall in his mixed martial arts career.

Rothwell shot in for a takedown to begin the fight and Hunt was able to circle out of range. Hunt moved forward and landed a nice left hook, to which Rothwell responded with a left jab. Two minutes into the fight Rothwell was able to land a takedown and move into full mount. Hunt fought to get an underhook to get himself back to standing but Rothwell pinned him down. Hunt finally scrambled out and out of danger. Rothwell was stuffed on his next attempt to grab a single leg and Hunt cam eforward landing series of good punches. Hunt actually took Rothwell down next but couldn't keep the fight there. Rothwell's eye was cut open though he secured one more takedown late in the round. Good punches from Rothwell as he pinned Hunt's arm to close out the round.

Hunt jumped forward with a left hook to start the second round, stuffed a takedown, and landed his first low kick of the fight. Another low kick from Hunt a moment later, and some big swings and misses as Rothwell pressed forward looking for a takedown. Hunt turned the tables and took Rothwell down, landing some good ground and pound from inside the guard. With Rothwell looking exhausted, Hunt pounded away on his opponent and nearly secured an armbar as time ran out.

The third round was a grueling affair for both fighters, exhausted and working to maintain superior position. Hunt controlled more of the action, battering Rothwell and looking to have won the decision.

The judges scored the bout 29-28, 29-27, and 30-27 all in favor of Mark Hunt, the winner by unanimous decision.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:37 PM ET
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Rothwell vs. Hunt Fighter Tweets

If fighters from this bout were talking on Twitter before or after the fight, this is where you can find it. Below are all the Tweets we've recorded near the date of the bout.

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6 days, 21 hours, and 13 minutes
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