UFC Fight Night 146 Results – Blagoy Ivanov defeated Ben Rothwell via Unanimous Decision
Heavyweights Ivanov and Rothwell had multiple things in common coming into this fight. Both lost to Junior Dos Santos and were making return from long lay offs. They both desperately needed a win in their comebacks. Rothwell with his height and reach advantage had this fight in his favour, but he was also susceptible to eating shots due to his slow mobility. Ivanov exploited his own durability and punching power to land some big shots on Rothwell who looked unfazed with these punches and continued to press forward. In the second round they both exchanged leather which was evident on their faces. Rothwell looked rusty in the second round, but he changed things up in the third round by being more active and landing more shots. But the judges did not see it that way and handed Ivanov his first UFC win. Not a big name, but Ivanov gets his hand raised for the first time in the Octagon. With this loss, unfortunately we could not witness the evil laugh of Ben Rothwell.