Current rankings @ Heavyweight
When is Gustafsson vs Rothwell?
Alexander Gustafsson could potentially face Ben Rothwell, in Summer 2022.
The fight would be contested over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which means there would be no weight limit.
Gustafsson vs Rothwell stats
Alexander Gustafsson would step into the octagon with a record of 18 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Ben Rothwell would make his way to the cage with a record of 39 wins, 14 loses and 0 draws, with 28 of those wins by knock out and 7 by submission.
The stats suggest Rothwell would have an advantage in power over Gustafsson, with a 72% knock out percentage over Gustafsson's 61%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Rothwell would have a slight advantage over Gustafsson, with a 18% submission rate over Gustafsson's 17%.
Alexander Gustafsson is the younger man by 6 years, at 35 years old.
Gustafsson has a height advantage of 1 inch over Rothwell. Despite this, Rothwell has 1-inch reach advantage.
Gustafsson is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 27 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2007, 6 year and 10 months later than Rothwell, whose first professional fight was in 2001. He has fought 35 less professional rounds, 55 to Rothwell's 90.
Gustafsson vs Rothwell form
Alexander Gustafsson has stopped 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he lost to Nikita Krylov at UFC Fight Night London on 23rd July 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at The O2, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Fabr cio Werdum at UFC Fight Island 3 on 25th July 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Anthony Smith at UFC on ESPN+ 11 on 1st June 2019 by knockout in the 4th round at Ericsson Globe Arena, Stockholm, Sweden.
Before that, he had been beaten by Jon Jones at UFC 232 on 29th December 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at The Forum, Inglewood, United States.
He had beat Glover Teixeira at UFC Fight Night 109 on 28th May 2017 by knockout in the 5th round at Ericsson Globe Arena, Stockholm, Sweden.
Rothwell has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he Marcos Rog rio de Lima at UFC Vegas 42 on 13th November 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Chris Barnett at UFC Vegas 27 on 22nd May 2021 by submission in the 2nd round.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Marcin Tybura at UFC Fight Island 5 on 10th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Before that, he had beat Ovince St. Preux at UFC Fight Night Jacksonville on 13th May 2020 by split decision in their 3 round contest at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, United States.
He had defeated Stefan Struve at UFC on ESPN 7 on 7th December 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Capital One Arena, Washington D.C..
In terms of recent activity, Ben Rothwell has been fighting more than Alexander Gustafsson.
Alexander Gustafsson last fought 4 months and 7 days ago, while Ben Rothwell's last outing was 1 year and 17 days ago.
Gustafsson's last 5 fights have come over a period of 5 years, 6 months and 2 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
Rothwell's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 23 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Gustafsson vs Rothwell?
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