After three straight dominant first round knockouts, many picked surging heavyweight Matt ‘Meathead’ Mitrione to get past no. 9-ranked ‘Big’ Ben Rothwell in the co-main event of last night’s (Sat., June 6, 2015) UFC Fight Night 68 from the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.
‘Meathead’ came out utilizing his patented foot and hand speed, but then he did something that perhaps ill advised on an underrated ground wiz like Rothwell. He shot for a takedown and nearly secured it, but Rothwell regained his balance quick enough to capitalize with a quick “GoGo” choke that must have been especially vicious.
Mitrione tapped out immediately with not one but both hands, signifying ‘Big’ Ben’s latest big win. Watch the full fight video highlights of Rothwell’s victory above.