By Bad Seed
Dana Ward from http://www.GamblersTelevision.com reports on Affliction Banned Andrei Arlovski vs Ben Rothwell Heavyweight fight.
Hello MMA fans this is Dana Ward here with a quick hitter from Ultimate Fighting. Today we look at an exciting fight on the under card of Affliction “Banned” Saturday July 19th on Pay-per-view. A Fight in the heavyweight division as Andrei “The Pit Bull” Arlovski will battle “Big Ben” Rothwell.
The Striker Arlovski is a former UFC Heavyweight Champion who back in February of 2005 at UFC 51 defeated Tim Sylvia by submission to earn the title. The hard-hitting native of Belarus has a professional record of 13 wins and 5 losses with 9 victories by way of knockout. He is on a 3 fight-winning streak and in his last fight defeated Jake O’Brien at UFC 82 in March of this year by TKO. It marked the first time O’Brien had suffered defeat in a professional mixed martial arts event. Arlovski signed a 3-fight contract with Affliction leaving the UFC after 8 years with the #1 MMA promotion.
American Ben Rothwell is a top 10 heavyweight in the sport and has won 13 straight fights. A mixed martial artist with great power and agility has spent his last 2 years fighting in the International Fight League. The IFL is the MMA promotion seen on Fox Sports Net since 2006. Rothwell has a professional record of 27 wins and 5 losses with 17 wins by way of knockout. Rothwell in his last fight with IFL defeated former UFC Heavyweight Champion Ricco Rodriguez by unanimous decision back in September of 2007.
On popular betting exchanges Andrei Arlovski is the favorite at minus 250 and Ben Rothwell the underdog is listed at plus 200. That will do it for now. This is Dana Ward reminding you Affliction Banned coverage with a little Vegas style keep your browser aimed at www.GamblersTelevision.com