Ruslan Magomedov to meet with Ben Rothwell at UFC 177
Makhachkala, July 8, 2014. The Russian UFC Heavyweight Championship Ruslan Magomedov will accept the second fight against experienced American Ben Rothwell. The duel will take place within UFC 177 tournament in Sacramento (USA) on August 30.
"Ben Rothwell is a very strong, experienced athlete, including into the top 15 heavyweights of the world. He is a well-grown man who beats violently. I've seen his fight with Brendan Vera, who was defeated strongly; practically Ben left him no chance. He had a lot of fights, so Rothwell will become a good opponent for me. I am training for this fight in Makhachkala, "- Magomedov said in an interview for “Soviet Sport”.
It should be noted that Ruslan Magomedov debuted in the UFC by having defeated Czech Victor Pest on May 2014. Magomedov won by unanimous decision of the jury. By results of 7 battles, the Russian fighter gained a victory over more experienced sportsmen Americans Ricco Rodriguez, Mike Hayes and Tim Sylvia.
A 32-year-old American Ben Rothwell held more than 40 professional fights in leagues known as IFL, Affliction and UFC. He debuted against Cain Velasquez in the Octagon in October 2009. Totally, he has three wins and three defeats in the UFC. In its extreme combat he knocked out Brandon Vera in the third round.